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May 2021

AA #1819 – High Impact Leadership: What Matters Most for Improving Student Results and Leading Innovative Teaching and Learning

May 11 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
$175

Although schools are moving forward, change is always something that many struggle with. Focusing on an innovator’s mindset and our “why”, this workshop will focus on high impact leadership as you lead your educators and organization through accepting and embracing change, and providing better powerful learning opportunities for your learners. It is not focused on the “how to” of technology, but is more focused on the conversations that will help staff move forward in a way that they will be…

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June 2021

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

June 10 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
$225.00

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 and assistant principals. This data will also be analyzed to prepare administrative and school-level professional development plans. Participants will prepare targeted professional development, in a…

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AA #2001 Teacher Evaluation Training

June 21 @ 8:00 am - June 22 @ 3:30 pm
$425.00

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 aligns to the competencies for Part 50, Section 50.420 (a-b). **Day 2 includes the training assessment which may extend past the 3:30 session end time.…

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AA #3000 Teacher and Administrator Evaluator Retraining: Student Growth

June 23 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
$225.00

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 best practices relative to evaluating student growth to link…

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April 2021

AA #3010 Leading For Equity and Excellence in the School Setting

April 28 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
$225.00

This course is designed for administrators and teacher leaders and will provide strategic ways to advance educational equity in their respective districts. The course will address practical considerations when systemically shifting and embedding a focus on equity. Participants will be able to reflect on their professional responsibilities toward the organizational commitment of equity and serving all students, especially marginalized populations. This course aligns and supports Illinois Performance Standards for School Leaders, Standard V: Leading with Integrity and Professionalism.

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June 2021

AA #1414 Communicating with Staff Regarding Performance Assessments

June 15 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
$210.00

This course takes proven ideas from research and weaves them into practical applications that guide administrators when communicating difficult messages to staff regarding their performance. Participants will learn how to proactively develop an essential foundation of trust, respect, and confidentiality in their buildings. Strategic research and tools will be presented to help administrators predict and deal with others' difficult behavior, especially when they are under stress. Multiple opportunities will be provided to practice using listening and questioning strategies when confronting…

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AA #1801 Gathering Evidence During Observations and Conferencing Using the Danielson Model

June 11 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
$225.00

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 to support effective collaborative conferencing around formal and informal observations; and 4. learn techniques, strategies and protocols to use when conferencing with staff.

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