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June 2021

AA3000: Student Growth Teacher Principal Re-Certification

June 7 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
$200.00

AA3000: Student Growth Teacher Principal Re-Certification Participants will learn how to: 1. Use assessments and measurement models identified by the Joint Committee in determining student growth attributable to individual principals and teachers and understand how different types of assessments are used for measuring growth. 2. Use data from the evaluation rubric, other evidence collected, and best practices relative to evaluating student growth to link principal/teacher and school-level professional development plans to evaluation results. 3. In collaboration with principal/teachers, create supportive,…

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April 2021

AA3000: Student Growth Teacher Principal Re-Certification

April 30 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
North Cook Immediate Service Center, 1001 E. Touhy Ave.
Des Plaines, IL 60018 United States
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$200.00

AA3000: Student Growth Teacher Principal Re-Certification  Participants will learn how to: 1. Use assessments and measurement models identified by the Joint Committee in determining student growth attributable to individual principals and teachers and understand how different types of assessments are used for measuring growth. 2. Use data from the evaluation rubric, other evidence collected, and best practices relative to evaluating student growth to link principal/teacher and school-level professional development plans to evaluation results. 3. In collaboration with principal/teachers, create supportive,…

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May 2021

AA1448: Domains 2&3 Professional Practice Re-Certification

May 14 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
$200.00

AA1448: Domains 2 & 3 Professional Practice Re-Certification Administrators who evaluate teachers must demonstrate a high rate of inter-rater reliability and communicate evaluation outcomes in constructive and supportive ways. This course requires participants to view teaching, record data according to the Professional Practice rubric, and participate in mock evaluation conferences as an evaluator, teacher, or observer.

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June 2021

AA2001: Initial Teacher Evaluator Qualification

June 9 @ 8:00 am - June 10 @ 6:00 pm
$450.00

AA2001: Initial Teacher Evaluator Qualification Participants will learn how to demonstrate a high rate of inter-rater reliability using the required performance evaluation ratings; observe instruction competently in multiple subject areas; communicate evaluation outcomes in constructive and supportive ways; and use data from the evaluation rubric, other evidence collected and best practices relative to evaluating professional practice and student growth. In addition, participants will use assessments and measurement models identified by the joint committee in determining the student growth attributable to…

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April 2021

AA 1865- Principal Practice Retraining Academy

April 20 @ 8:30 am
$200.00

This Academy focuses on developing a high rate of inter-rater reliability using the required performance evaluation ratings. Using case studies, participants will collect evidence and use the Illinois Standards for Principal Evaluation to rate principals. They will use data collected from the case studies and compare the data to best practices for evaluating principals and assistant principals. This data will also be analyzed to prepare targeted professional development plans that consider past results, contribute to professional and personal growth, and…

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June 2021

AA3670 – Leading with Collective Efficacy: How to Empower Your Schools to Thrive

June 15, 2021 @ 8:30 am - June 15, 2022 @ 3:30 pm
$200.00

Participants will learn how to apply the work of John Hattie's high impact strategies to improve school climate, foster relationships among all staff, increase the focus on learning and how to create a culture of sharing the learning load among staff. This session provides opportunities to implement collective efficacy at your school, which leads to higher levels of satisfaction for both staff and students, as well as higher student achievement. It will focus on concepts that deepen collaborative conversations among staff and…

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AA1865: Principal Practice Retraining Academy

June 17 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
$225.00

This Academy focuses on developing a high rate of inter-rater reliability using the required performance evaluation ratings. Using case studies, participants will collect evidence and use the Illinois Standards for Principal Evaluation to rate principals. They will use data collected from the case studies and compare the data to best practices for evaluating principals and assistant principals. This data will also be analyzed to prepare targeted professional development plans that consider past results, contribute to professional and personal growth, and…

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April 2021

Compassion Fatigue and Burnout: Are You or Your Staff At Risk? AA3640

April 22 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
$225.00

This course is designed to support school leaders in understanding the effects of stress, trauma, compassion fatigue, and burnout that they or their staff may encounter as first responders to student trauma. Participants will be provided resources and strategies that can be used as interventions and/or preventative measures to implement for themselves or with their staff.  At the end of the academy, participants will walk away with strategies and tools to implement in their schools to reduce or prevent burnout…

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June 2021

Compassion Fatigue and Burnout: Are You or Your Staff At Risk? – AA3640

June 14 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
$225.00

This course is designed to support school leaders in understanding the effects of stress, trauma, compassion fatigue, and burnout that they or their staff may encounter as first responders to student trauma. Participants will be provided resources and strategies that can be used as interventions and/or preventative measures to implement for themselves or with their staff.  At the end of the academy, participants will walk away with strategies and tools to implement in their schools to reduce or prevent burnout…

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May 2021

AA1788: AA1788- Connected Leaders: Leveraging the Power of Social Networks for Professional Growth FALSE

May 4 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
$225.00

By leveraging social media, educational leaders can connect with experts across their communities and the world to expand their perspectives, build relationships, and create opportunities for student learning. Face-to-face networks provide leaders with opportunities to engage local peers in deeper conversations about the educational landscape. Understanding the social media landscape will also equip leaders to help professional staff as they integrate these powerful tools in their instruction. This academy will provide the knowledge and skills required to become connected leaders…

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April 2021

AA3733: McKinney-Vento Homeless Act: Advanced Training

April 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until April 21, 2021

North Cook Immediate Service Center, 1001 E. Touhy Ave.
Des Plaines, IL 60018 United States
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$225.00

This is a two (2) part Administrator Academy that requires attendance for both zoom meetings. The meeting times are: March 3, 2020: 1:00 - 2:00 pm April 21, 2021: 1:00 - 3:00 pm  This Administrator Academy will provide Administrators, McKinney-Vento Homeless Liaisons and other staff the knowledge and tools to provide additional support and resources for homeless students in their Local Educational Agencies (LEA). There will be a general overview of the specifics of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Liaison. Participants are…

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AA3733: McKinney-Vento Homeless Act: Advanced Training

April 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until April 21, 2021

North Cook Immediate Service Center, 1001 E. Touhy Ave.
Des Plaines, IL 60018 United States
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$225.00

This is a two (2) part Administrator Academy that requires attendance for both zoom meetings. The meeting times are: March 3, 2020: 1:00 - 2:00 pm April 21, 2021: 1:00 - 3:00 pm  This Administrator Academy will provide Administrators, McKinney-Vento Homeless Liaisons and other staff the knowledge and tools to provide additional support and resources for homeless students in their Local Educational Agencies (LEA). There will be a general overview of the specifics of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Liaison. Participants are…

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AA3733: McKinney-Vento Homeless Act: Advanced Training

April 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until April 21, 2021

North Cook Immediate Service Center, 1001 E. Touhy Ave.
Des Plaines, IL 60018 United States
+ Google Map
$225.00

This is a two (2) part Administrator Academy that requires attendance for both zoom meetings. The meeting times are: March 3, 2020: 1:00 - 2:00 pm April 21, 2021: 1:00 - 3:00 pm  This Administrator Academy will provide Administrators, McKinney-Vento Homeless Liaisons and other staff the knowledge and tools to provide additional support and resources for homeless students in their Local Educational Agencies (LEA). There will be a general overview of the specifics of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Liaison. Participants are…

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AA3733: McKinney-Vento Homeless Act: Advanced Training

April 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until April 21, 2021

North Cook Immediate Service Center, 1001 E. Touhy Ave.
Des Plaines, IL 60018 United States
+ Google Map
$225.00

This is a two (2) part Administrator Academy that requires attendance for both zoom meetings. The meeting times are: March 3, 2020: 1:00 - 2:00 pm April 21, 2021: 1:00 - 3:00 pm  This Administrator Academy will provide Administrators, McKinney-Vento Homeless Liaisons and other staff the knowledge and tools to provide additional support and resources for homeless students in their Local Educational Agencies (LEA). There will be a general overview of the specifics of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Liaison. Participants are…

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May 2021

AA1159: Leadership Capacity Through Teacher Leaders

May 11 @ 8:30 am - August 16 @ 3:30 pm
North Cook Immediate Service Center, 1001 E. Touhy Ave.
Des Plaines, IL 60018 United States
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$225.00

School districts and school buildings across the state are recognizing the benefits of formalizing teacher leadership programs to improve instruction and student achievement. Participants will learn how schools have expanded teachers' roles, responsibilities and instituted rewards and recognition programs give teacher leaders new and increased importance in improving classroom instruction. They will also explore the leadership characteristics and skills that successful teacher leaders must possess and how to initiate a teacher leader culture in one's school.

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July 2021

AA3000: Principal/Teacher Evaluator Retraining Academy: Student Growth

July 13 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
North Cook Immediate Service Center, 1001 E. Touhy Ave.
Des Plaines, IL 60018 United States
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$200.00

Participants will learn how to: Use assessments and measurement models identified by the Joint Committee in determining student growth attributable to individual principals and teachers and understand how different types of assessments are used for measuring growth. Use data from the evaluation rubric, other evidence collected, and best practices relative to evaluating student growth to link principal/teacher and school-level professional development plans to evaluation results. In collaboration with principal/teachers, create supportive, targeted professional development plans that consider past results, contribute…

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AA2001: Initial Teacher Evaluator Qualification

July 21 @ 8:00 am - July 22 @ 4:00 pm
North Cook Immediate Service Center, 1001 E. Touhy Ave.
Des Plaines, IL 60018 United States
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$200.00

Participants will learn how to demonstrate a high rate of inter-rater reliability using the required performance evaluation ratings; observe instruction competently in multiple subject areas; communicate evaluation outcomes in constructive and supportive ways; and use data from the evaluation rubric, other evidence collected, and best practices relative to evaluating professional practice and student growth.   This two-day Administrator Academy (March 5-6, 2020) replaces Growth Through Learning and is required for future administrators who need the designation in order to evaluate…

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AA1451: Domains 1 & 4 Professional Practice Re-Certification

July 29 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
North Cook Immediate Service Center, 1001 E. Touhy Ave.
Des Plaines, IL 60018 United States
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$200.00

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 sustained basis. This course requires participants to pre-conference, record data according to the Professional Practice rubric, and participate in mock pre-post conferences as evaluator, teacher,…

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October 2021

AA1801: Professional Practice Re-Certification

October 4 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
North Cook Immediate Service Center, 1001 E. Touhy Ave.
Des Plaines, IL 60018 United States
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$200.00

In this Academy, participants will learn effective skills and strategies for using Charlotte Danielson's Frameworks in a summative setting in order to more effectively: Identify evidence at the component /element level during formal and informal observations. Use evidence to effectively rate staff on the levels of performance for each domain. Acquire strategies to support effective collaborative conferencing around formal and informal observations. Learn techniques, strategies and protocols to use when conferencing with staff.

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August 2021

AA2000: Illinois Performance Evaluation – Initial Principal Evaluation Training

August 3 @ 8:30 am - August 4 @ 3:30 pm
North Cook Immediate Service Center, 1001 E. Touhy Ave.
Des Plaines, IL 60018 United States
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$200.00

AA2000 is designated as the two-day course required for Initial Principal Evaluators (this is not the retraining course for Principal Evaluators). AA2000 will cover all aspects of principal evaluations, including professional practice and student growth data. This AA requires pre-work to be completed prior to the first day the course meets. Participants must attend both days of the course and complete the required Application for Dissemination for each day to receive credit for AA2000. Starting 1/01/2021, successful completion of the two-day AA2000…

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AA1801: Professional Practice Re-Certification

August 9 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
North Cook Immediate Service Center, 1001 E. Touhy Ave.
Des Plaines, IL 60018 United States
+ Google Map
$200.00

In this Academy, participants will learn effective skills and strategies for using Charlotte Danielson's Frameworks in a summative setting in order to more effectively: Identify evidence at the component /element level during formal and informal observations. Use evidence to effectively rate staff on the levels of performance for each domain. Acquire strategies to support effective collaborative conferencing around formal and informal observations. Learn techniques, strategies and protocols to use when conferencing with staff.

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September 2021

AA2001: Initial Teacher Evaluator Qualification

September 2 @ 8:00 am - September 3 @ 4:00 pm
North Cook Immediate Service Center, 1001 E. Touhy Ave.
Des Plaines, IL 60018 United States
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$450.00

Participants will learn how to demonstrate a high rate of inter-rater reliability using the required performance evaluation ratings; observe instruction competently in multiple subject areas; communicate evaluation outcomes in constructive and supportive ways; and use data from the evaluation rubric, other evidence collected, and best practices relative to evaluating professional practice and student growth.   This two-day Administrator Academy (March 5-6, 2020) replaces Growth Through Learning and is required for future administrators who need the designation in order to evaluate…

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AA1448: Domains 2 & 3 Professional Practice Re-Certification

September 7 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
North Cook Immediate Service Center, 1001 E. Touhy Ave.
Des Plaines, IL 60018 United States
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$200.00

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 sustained basis. This course focuses on Domains 2 and 3 of the Charlotte Danielson 3013 Framework for Teaching. This course requires participants to view teaching,…

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AA2000: Illinois Performance Evaluation – Initial Principal Evaluation Training

September 16 @ 8:30 am - September 17 @ 3:30 pm
North Cook Immediate Service Center, 1001 E. Touhy Ave.
Des Plaines, IL 60018 United States
+ Google Map
$450.00

AA2000 is designated as the two-day course required for Initial Principal Evaluators (this is not the retraining course for Principal Evaluators). AA2000 will cover all aspects of principal evaluations, including professional practice and student growth data. This AA requires pre-work to be completed prior to the first day the course meets. Participants must attend both days of the course and complete the required Application for Dissemination for each day to receive credit for AA2000.   Starting 1/01/2021, successful completion of the two-day…

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October 2021

AA2000: Illinois Performance Evaluation – Initial Principal Evaluation Training

October 12 @ 8:30 am - October 13 @ 3:30 pm
North Cook Immediate Service Center, 1001 E. Touhy Ave.
Des Plaines, IL 60018 United States
+ Google Map
$450.00

AA2000 is designated as the two-day course required for Initial Principal Evaluators (this is not the retraining course for Principal Evaluators). AA2000 will cover all aspects of principal evaluations, including professional practice and student growth data. This AA requires pre-work to be completed prior to the first day the course meets. Participants must attend both days of the course and complete the required Application for Dissemination for each day to receive credit for AA2000.   Starting 1/01/2021, successful completion of the two-day…

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November 2021

AA3000: Principal/Teacher Evaluator Retraining Academy: Student Growth

November 4 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
North Cook Immediate Service Center, 1001 E. Touhy Ave.
Des Plaines, IL 60018 United States
+ Google Map
$200.00

Participants will learn how to: Use assessments and measurement models identified by the Joint Committee in determining student growth attributable to individual principals and teachers and understand how different types of assessments are used for measuring growth. Use data from the evaluation rubric, other evidence collected, and best practices relative to evaluating student growth to link principal/teacher and school-level professional development plans to evaluation results. In collaboration with principal/teachers, create supportive, targeted professional development plans that consider past results, contribute…

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AA1451: Domains 1 & 4 Professional Practice Re-Certification

November 9 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
North Cook Immediate Service Center, 1001 E. Touhy Ave.
Des Plaines, IL 60018 United States
+ Google Map
$200.00

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 sustained basis. This course requires participants to pre-conference, record data according to the Professional Practice rubric, and participate in mock pre-post conferences as evaluator, teacher,…

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December 2021

AA1448: Domains 2 & 3 Professional Practice Re-Certification

December 7 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
North Cook Immediate Service Center, 1001 E. Touhy Ave.
Des Plaines, IL 60018 United States
+ Google Map
$200.00

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 sustained basis. This course focuses on Domains 2 and 3 of the Charlotte Danielson 3013 Framework for Teaching. This course requires participants to view teaching,…

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AA2001: Initial Teacher Evaluator Qualification

December 8 @ 8:00 am - December 9 @ 4:00 pm
North Cook Immediate Service Center, 1001 E. Touhy Ave.
Des Plaines, IL 60018 United States
+ Google Map
$450.00

Participants will learn how to demonstrate a high rate of inter-rater reliability using the required performance evaluation ratings; observe instruction competently in multiple subject areas; communicate evaluation outcomes in constructive and supportive ways; and use data from the evaluation rubric, other evidence collected, and best practices relative to evaluating professional practice and student growth. This two-day Administrator Academy (March 5-6, 2020) replaces Growth Through Learning and is required for future administrators who need the designation in order to evaluate staff…

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January 2022

AA1451: Domains 1 & 4 Professional Practice Re-Certification

January 10, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
North Cook Immediate Service Center, 1001 E. Touhy Ave.
Des Plaines, IL 60018 United States
+ Google Map
$200.00

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 sustained basis. This course requires participants to pre-conference, record data according to the Professional Practice rubric, and participate in mock pre-post conferences as evaluator, teacher,…

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AA2000: Illinois Performance Evaluation – Initial Principal Evaluation Training

January 20, 2022 @ 8:30 am - January 21, 2022 @ 3:30 pm
North Cook Immediate Service Center, 1001 E. Touhy Ave.
Des Plaines, IL 60018 United States
+ Google Map
$200.00

AA2000 is designated as the two-day course required for Initial Principal Evaluators (this is not the retraining course for Principal Evaluators). AA2000 will cover all aspects of principal evaluations, including professional practice and student growth data. This AA requires pre-work to be completed prior to the first day the course meets. Participants must attend both days of the course and complete the required Application for Dissemination for each day to receive credit for AA2000.   Starting 1/01/2021, successful completion of the two-day…

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February 2022

AA1801: Professional Practice Re-Certification

February 7, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
North Cook Immediate Service Center, 1001 E. Touhy Ave.
Des Plaines, IL 60018 United States
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$200.00

In this Academy, participants will learn effective skills and strategies for using Charlotte Danielson's Frameworks in a summative setting in order to more effectively: Identify evidence at the component /element level during formal and informal observations. Use evidence to effectively rate staff on the levels of performance for each domain. Acquire strategies to support effective collaborative conferencing around formal and informal observations. Learn techniques, strategies and protocols to use when conferencing with staff.

Find out more »

AA3000: Principal/Teacher Evaluator Retraining Academy: Student Growth

February 10, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
North Cook Immediate Service Center, 1001 E. Touhy Ave.
Des Plaines, IL 60018 United States
+ Google Map
$200.00

Participants will learn how to: Use assessments and measurement models identified by the Joint Committee in determining student growth attributable to individual principals and teachers and understand how different types of assessments are used for measuring growth. Use data from the evaluation rubric, other evidence collected, and best practices relative to evaluating student growth to link principal/teacher and school-level professional development plans to evaluation results. In collaboration with principal/teachers, create supportive, targeted professional development plans that consider past results, contribute…

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March 2022

AA1448: Domains 2 & 3 Professional Practice Re-Certification

March 8, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
North Cook Immediate Service Center, 1001 E. Touhy Ave.
Des Plaines, IL 60018 United States
+ Google Map
$200.00

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 sustained basis. This course focuses on Domains 2 and 3 of the Charlotte Danielson 3013 Framework for Teaching. This course requires participants to view teaching,…

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AA1801: Professional Practice Re-Certification

March 11, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
North Cook Immediate Service Center, 1001 E. Touhy Ave.
Des Plaines, IL 60018 United States
+ Google Map
$200.00

In this Academy, participants will learn effective skills and strategies for using Charlotte Danielson's Frameworks in a summative setting in order to more effectively: Identify evidence at the component /element level during formal and informal observations. Use evidence to effectively rate staff on the levels of performance for each domain. Acquire strategies to support effective collaborative conferencing around formal and informal observations. Learn techniques, strategies and protocols to use when conferencing with staff.

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AA1452: Teacher Evaluator Competency Skill Building for Teacher Evaluators

March 14, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
North Cook Immediate Service Center, 1001 E. Touhy Ave.
Des Plaines, IL 60018 United States
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$200.00

This course focuses on Domains 1 and 4 of the Danielson 2013 Framework and is intended for those administrators who have successfully completed Initial teacher Evaluation required by ISBE. Administrators who evaluate teachers must demonstrate a high rate of inter-rater reliability and communicate evaluation outcomes in constructive and supportive ways. They must also recognize and control for bias when conducting evaluations and determining results. Participants will record data from a pre-conference, align data to the Danielson Framework (Domain 1), collaboratively…

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April 2022

AA2001: Initial Teacher Evaluator Qualification

April 11, 2022 @ 8:00 am - April 12, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
North Cook Immediate Service Center, 1001 E. Touhy Ave.
Des Plaines, IL 60018 United States
+ Google Map
$450.00

Participants will learn how to demonstrate a high rate of inter-rater reliability using the required performance evaluation ratings; observe instruction competently in multiple subject areas; communicate evaluation outcomes in constructive and supportive ways; and use data from the evaluation rubric, other evidence collected, and best practices relative to evaluating professional practice and student growth. This two-day Administrator Academy (March 5-6, 2020) replaces Growth Through Learning and is required for future administrators who need the designation in order to evaluate staff…

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May 2022

AA1801: Professional Practice Re-Certification

May 9, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
North Cook Immediate Service Center, 1001 E. Touhy Ave.
Des Plaines, IL 60018 United States
+ Google Map
$200.00

In this Academy, participants will learn effective skills and strategies for using Charlotte Danielson's Frameworks in a summative setting in order to more effectively: Identify evidence at the component /element level during formal and informal observations. Use evidence to effectively rate staff on the levels of performance for each domain. Acquire strategies to support effective collaborative conferencing around formal and informal observations. Learn techniques, strategies and protocols to use when conferencing with staff.

Find out more »

AA1448: Domains 2 & 3 Professional Practice Re-Certification

May 10, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
North Cook Immediate Service Center, 1001 E. Touhy Ave.
Des Plaines, IL 60018 United States
+ Google Map
$200.00

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 sustained basis. This course focuses on Domains 2 and 3 of the Charlotte Danielson 3013 Framework for Teaching. This course requires participants to view teaching,…

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AA1451: Domains 1 & 4 Professional Practice Re-Certification

May 13, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
North Cook Immediate Service Center, 1001 E. Touhy Ave.
Des Plaines, IL 60018 United States
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$200.00

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 sustained basis. This course requires participants to pre-conference, record data according to the Professional Practice rubric, and participate in mock pre-post conferences as evaluator, teacher,…

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AA3000: Principal/Teacher Evaluator Retraining Academy: Student Growth

May 16, 2022 @ 8:30 am - August 18, 2023 @ 3:30 pm
North Cook Immediate Service Center, 1001 E. Touhy Ave.
Des Plaines, IL 60018 United States
+ Google Map
$200.00

Participants will learn how to: Use assessments and measurement models identified by the Joint Committee in determining student growth attributable to individual principals and teachers and understand how different types of assessments are used for measuring growth. Use data from the evaluation rubric, other evidence collected, and best practices relative to evaluating student growth to link principal/teacher and school-level professional development plans to evaluation results. In collaboration with principal/teachers, create supportive, targeted professional development plans that consider past results, contribute…

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June 2022

AA2001: Initial Teacher Evaluator Qualification

June 1, 2022 @ 8:00 am - June 2, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
North Cook Immediate Service Center, 1001 E. Touhy Ave.
Des Plaines, IL 60018 United States
+ Google Map
$450.00

Participants will learn how to demonstrate a high rate of inter-rater reliability using the required performance evaluation ratings; observe instruction competently in multiple subject areas; communicate evaluation outcomes in constructive and supportive ways; and use data from the evaluation rubric, other evidence collected, and best practices relative to evaluating professional practice and student growth. This two-day Administrator Academy (March 5-6, 2020) replaces Growth Through Learning and is required for future administrators who need the designation in order to evaluate staff…

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July 2021

Addressing Racial Disparities in Special Education: Working for More Equitable Outcomes for Students of Color (AA-3799)

July 14 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
$225.00

The purpose of this course is to examine the constructs within educational systems that have created racial disparities, disproportionality, and inequalities in special education. This academy will help participants to create frameworks and systems to overcome these constructs; with a goal of better meeting the needs of students of color with IEPs and preparing them for post secondary success. After attending this course participants will be able to: identify systems which contribute to racial disparities in special education, identify methods…

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August 2021

Addressing Racial Disparities in Special Education: Working for More Equitable Outcomes for Students of Color (AA-3799)

August 5 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
$225.00

The purpose of this course is to examine the constructs within educational systems that have created racial disparities, disproportionality, and inequalities in special education. This academy will help participants to create frameworks and systems to overcome these constructs; with a goal of better meeting the needs of students of color with IEPs and preparing them for post secondary success. After attending this course participants will be able to: identify systems which contribute to racial disparities in special education, identify methods…

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October 2021

Addressing Racial Disparities in Special Education: Working for More Equitable Outcomes for Students of Color (AA3799)

October 6 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
North Cook Immediate Service Center, 1001 E. Touhy Ave.
Des Plaines, IL 60018 United States
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$225.00

The purpose of this course is to examine the constructs within educational systems that have created racial disparities, disproportionality, and inequalities in special education. This academy will help participants to create frameworks and systems to overcome these constructs; with a goal of better meeting the needs of students of color with IEPs and preparing them to post secondary success. After attending this course participants will be able to: identify systems which contribute to racial disparities in special education, identify methods…

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July 2021

AA881 School Finance Made Easy for Every Administrator

July 28 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
$225

This academy will benefit all administrators with an "easy to understand" format that develops and manages budgets at their administrative level. The decentralization of finance along with site based fiscal management will be covered. The dissemination component will be completed during the session and participants will develop a budget and show mastery of the fiscal concepts that they will implement in their role.

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September 2021

AA1129 Effective Communication Skills and Public Relations Strategies for Success in Educational Leadership

September 24 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
North Cook Immediate Service Center, 1001 E. Touhy Ave.
Des Plaines, IL 60018 United States
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$225

This is for everyone who wants public relations success. This academy will cover essential skills and strategies needed to build relationships and partnerships with stakeholders both in the district and in the community. The program will include communication style development, refinement of the oral and written word, dealing with the media, and networking. Self-assessment of the participant’s existing communication style will be a springboard into the development of a plan for improvement. Referendum strategies will be discussed that interface with…

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October 2021

AA1118 Law as it Relates to Teacher Rights, Liability & Litigation: Understanding Remediation and Dismissal

October 18 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
North Cook Immediate Service Center, 1001 E. Touhy Ave.
Des Plaines, IL 60018 United States
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This Administrators’ Academy course gives essential legal information as it applies to the instructional program, religion in public schools and student rights and shows how these areas articulate with teacher liability. A special component of the academy will be addressing the rights, employment, retention and dismissal of teachers. Time will be devoted to how administrators can proactively take steps to avoid legal pitfalls in their roles. Role-playing “court in action” will help to master the concepts of the academy and…

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February 2022

AA881 School Finance Made Easy for Every Administrator

February 15, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
North Cook Immediate Service Center, 1001 E. Touhy Ave.
Des Plaines, IL 60018 United States
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This academy will benefit all administrators with an "easy to understand" format that develops and manages budgets at their administrative level. The decentralization of finance along with site based fiscal management will be covered. The dissemination component will be completed during the session and participants will develop a budget and show mastery of the fiscal concepts that they will implement in their role.

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