Professional Development

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#11946 The Literacy Challenge: Reading to Learn Scaling the Reading/Writing Mountain

This interactive workshop provides effective strategies to help all levels of reading achieve expand their skill confidence, and reading motivation. In the workshop, we examine and experience the 10 steps up the ‘reading mountain’ – and discover strategies steps that educators use to get students unstuck on the climb.   […]

#11958 K-2 Guided Reading

Do you want to make your literacy instruction more meaningful and effective for your students? Guided reading is small group instruction in which a teacher supports and scaffolds each reader’s development of systems of strategic actions for processing new texts at increasingly challenging levels of difficulty. The goal of guided reading is for students to […]

#11975 Data Dive into Summative Designations to Identify Steps for School Improvement

The data dive is an opportunity to come together with peers to jointly look at designation data to better understand factors driving a school’s designation. Attendees should bring any available local data as well as 2019 summative designation scores report which can be found in SIS. Attendees should also bring […]

#11940 Teacher Evaluator Competency Skill Building for Pre-Qualified Teacher Evaluators – Domains 2&3 AA #1448

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 […]

A.A. #3000, #3001, and #3002 Evaluator Retraining – Student Growth

This Administrator Academy is the student growth retraining course for principal and teacher evaluators, who are renewing their designations required to evaluate staff. Evaluators will be required to participate in a pre-session webinar that will review Part 50 Administrative Rules as they relate to student growth. The presenter will email […]