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Joliet, IL 60436
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April 2021

AA 2001 – Illinois Performance Evaluation – Teacher Evaluator Initial Training

April 22 @ 8:00 am - April 23 @ 3:30 pm
Online, 2705 McDonough Street
Joliet, IL 60436
$395.00

This is a 2-day online evaluator academy held 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM, 4/22/2021 & 4/23/2021 for educators who are seeking initial training to be legally qualified to conduct evaluations of licensed teacher personnel. The training aligns to the Illinois School Code competencies defined by Administrative Code Part 50, Section 50.420 (a-b).. Both sessions are mandatory for credit. Please be advised you will not be admitted to the class if the "pre-work" assignment(s) is not completed. Participants will need to…

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AA#1414: Communicating with Staff Regarding Their Performance Assessments

April 28 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Online, 2705 McDonough Street
Joliet, IL 60436
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$175

"My rating has always been 'excellent' and now it's basic.' How do you effectively respond to a negative reaction from a staff member when they receive a lower performance rating than expected? This course takes proven ideas from research & weaves them into practical activities that provide administrators with the tools needed to successfully consider educational equity & communicate with others in difficult situations. Administrators will: *learn how to proactively develop a climate of inclusively that promotes feelings of trust,…

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May 2021

AA #1448 Teacher Evaluator Retraining: Danielson Domains 2 & 3

May 4 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Online, 2705 McDonough Street
Joliet, IL 60436
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$200

Teacher Evaluator Competency Skill Building for Teacher Evaluators (Academy #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 strengthen these skills on a sustained basis. This course focuses on Domains 2 and 3 of the Charlotte Danielson 2013…

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AA #1801 Evaluator Retraining: Gathering Evidence during Observations & Conferencing Using the Danielson Model

May 6 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Online, 2705 McDonough Street
Joliet, IL 60436
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$200

Gathering Evidence During Observations and Conferencing Using the Danielson Model (Academy #1801) This course will allow participants to learn effective skills and strategies for using Charlotte Danielson’s Instructional Framework in an evaluation setting in order to more effectively: 1. Identify evidence at the component level during formal and informal observations; 2. Use evidence, with minimal bias, to effectively rate staff on the levels of performance for each component in domains 2 and 3; 3. Increase inter-rater reliability in all phases…

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AA #1451 Danielson Domains 1: Planning Preparation and Domain 4: Professional Responsibilities

May 11 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Online, 2705 McDonough Street
Joliet, IL 60436
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$200

Teacher Evaluator Competency Skill Building for Teacher Evaluators (Academy #1451) 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 construction and supportive ways. They must also recognize and control for bias when conducting evaluations and determining results. Participants will record data from a…

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AA #1452 Teacher Evaluator Retraining: Developing Professional Development Plans Using the Danielson Framework

May 13 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Online, 2705 McDonough Street
Joliet, IL 60436
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$200

Teacher Evaluator Competency Skill Building for Teacher Evaluators (Academy #1452) Participants will learn how to utilize current evaluation data for all licensed staff to create individual, targeted small group, and school-wide professional development plans. The academy will emphasize the importance of collaboration skills in working with groups of teachers to achieve comprehensive plans. Participants will use Professional Learning Plan (PLP) tools to develop detailed plans aligned with school improvement goals to address defined needs. This academy requires 1 hour of…

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AA #2000: Initial Principal Evaluation Training

May 17 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Online, 2705 McDonough Street
Joliet, IL 60436
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$400

Session dates are the following: May 17 and May 18. Participants must attend both days of the course and complete the required Application for Dissemination for each day to receive credit for AA #2000. This two day course will cover all aspects of principal evaluations, including professional practice and student growth data. This course will provide participants with the knowledge to : 1) identify and disseminate minimum state requirements, performance standards and best practices; 2) facilitate a common language and…

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AA #1865: Principal Evaluator Competency Skill Building for Pre-Qualified Principal Evaluators

May 17 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Online, 2705 McDonough Street
Joliet, IL 60436
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$200

Administrators, In partnership with ISBE, the PEAC (Performance Evaluator Advisory Council) has released guidance for Qualified Evaluator Administrator Academies to be held online. Our experienced facilitator will offer this academy with integrity and fidelity as if he/she was conducting a face-to-face training. This academy will consist of pre/post work in addition to the online course itself. Your facilitator will email you any pre/post work needed along with a deadline to complete. The Academy focuses on a high rate of inter-rater…

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AA #3000 Evaluator Retraining: Student Growth

May 18 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Online, 2705 McDonough Street
Joliet, IL 60436
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$200

Teacher and Administrator Evaluator Retraining: Student Growth (Academy #3000) 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 are used for measuring growth; 2. Use data from the evaluation rubric, other evidence collected, and…

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June 2021

AA #2001 Teacher Evaluator Initial Training

June 10 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Online, 2705 McDonough Street
Joliet, IL 60436
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$425

This two day academy will take place on June 10 & June 11, 2021 This academy will consist of pre/post work in addition to the course itself. Your facilitator will e-mail you any pre/post work needed along with a deadline to complete. All new teacher evaluators in Illinois need to pass the two day Teacher Evaluator Initial Training. These trainings will provide participants with the knowledge to: * identify and disseminate minimum state requirements, performance standards and best practices *…

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