AA# 1696 Effective Intercultural Communication in a Globalizing World

Vitrtual 19525 W. Washington Street, Grayslake, IL

Participants will:1) examine different aspects of their individual cultural identities (race, gender, nationality, linguistic affiliation, etc) and reflect on how these aspects affect their interactions with others; 2) be introduced to specific dimensions of cultural variability (individualism/collectivism, high - context/low-context, power distance, time orientation) and their effects on intercultural encounters; 3) explore techniques for effective […]

$225.00

AA #1801 Gathering Evidence During Observations and Conferencing Using the Danielson Model (Revised 2016)

Vitrtual 19525 W. Washington Street, Grayslake, IL

This course will allow participants to learn effective skills and strategies for using Charlotte Danielson's Frameworks in a summative setting in order to more effectively: 1. Identify evidence at the component/element level during formal and informal observations; 2. Use evidence to effectively rate staff on the levels of performance for each domain; 3. Acquire strategies […]

$200.00

AA #1616 Social Media and Special Education Law

Vitrtual 19525 W. Washington Street, Grayslake, IL

This course is a detailed review of the laws and regulations relating to use of social media and similar technology in schools, with a specific focus on issues relating to students with disabilities. It includes the implications and use of social media by staff and students during school and personal time, including a review of […]

$225.00

AA #3000 Illinois Performance Evaluation Retraining: Student Growth

Vitrtual 19525 W. Washington Street, Grayslake, IL

This is the one required student growth retraining course for teacher and administrator evaluators who are renewing their designations required to evaluate educators. Participants will learn how to: 1. Use assessments and measurement models identified by the joint committee in determining the student growth attributable to individual teachers/principals and understand how different types of assessments […]

$200.00

AA #3775 Designing and Evaluating an Instructional Coaching Model at the School or District Level

300 Center Drive, Suite 100, Vernon Hills, IL 300 Center Dr Suite 100, Vernon Hills, IL

Participants will: 1. Be introduced to instructional coaching models that are student-centered and focused on high-impact instructional strategies. 2. Learn strategies for developing positive and supportive relationships with instructional coaches. 3. Learn the key indicators for developing a school culture that supports coaching success. 4. Identify the types of essential data that will support the […]

$195.00

AA #1448 Teacher Evaluator Competency Skill Building for Pre-Qualified Teacher Evaluators (Part 1 of 3)

Vitrtual 19525 W. Washington Street, Grayslake, IL

Administrators who evaluate teachers must demonstrate a high rate of inter-rater reliability and communicate evaluation outcomes in constructive and supportive ways. Administrators who evaluate teachers must also recognize and control for bias when conducting an evaluation and determining results. School districts in Illinois must provide professional development to administrators to strengthen these skills on a […]

$200.00

AA #1865 Principal Evaluator Competency for Retraining of Principal Evaluators

Vitrtual 19525 W. Washington Street, Grayslake, IL

The Academy focuses on a high rate of interrater reliability using the required performance evaluation ratings. Using case studies, the participants will collect evidence and use the Illinois Standards for Principal Evaluation to rate the principals. Participants will use data collected from the case studies and compare the data to best practices for evaluating principals […]

$200.00

#1129 Effective Communication Skills & Public Relations Strategies for Success in Educational Leadership

Vitrtual 19525 W. Washington Street, Grayslake, IL

This course will address essential skills and strategies needed to build relationships and partnerships both in the district and the community. The program will include communication style development, refinement of the oral and written word, and dealing with media and networking. Self-assessment of each participant's communication style will be a springboard into the development of […]

$225.00

AA #988 Interpersonal & Team Communication Skills for School Administrators

Vitrtual 19525 W. Washington Street, Grayslake, IL

This course is designed to help improve communication, ease frustration and conflict, and develop effective school leaders and school teams. The course and supporting materials are based on extensive field research on the psychology of interpersonal dynamics and utilizes an industry-standard behavioral-based learning assessment developed by John Wiley and Sons, Inc. The ultimate goal is […]

$225.00

AA #2001 Teacher Evaluation Training

Virtual or In-Person TBD

This two-day Academy is designed for individuals who are seeking the Initial Training Qualification for Teacher Evaluation. All new teacher evaluators in Illinois will need to pass AA #2001 on the topic of Initial Teacher Evaluation training. This training replaces the existing initial teacher evaluation training provided through Growth Through Learning CEC & TeachScape and […]

$400.00