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May 2021

AA1825 Adaptive Leadership for School Administrators: Dealing with Change

May 28 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
$208.59

School leaders and school districts must continually adapt to new realities just to survive. To do this, school leaders are called to lead with the courage and skill to challenge the status quo, deploy themselves with agility and mobilize others to step into the unknown. This course will help leaders think more clearly and execute better in a shifting environment. It offers a comprehensive and systematic approach to assess the situation and oneself, and then take action toward incorporating a…

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June 2021

AA1448 Teacher Evaluator Competency Skill Building for Pre-Qualified Teacher Evaluators (Part 1 of 3)

June 28 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
$208.59

This course qualifies for the Teacher Evaluator Professional Practice Retraining Requirements. 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 academy focuses on Domains 2 and 3, and is intended to…

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May 2021

AA1514 Implementing a Program to Help At-Risk Students Build Resilience

May 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$208.59

Administrators will learn how to implement a program to help at-risk students build resilience. With an astonishing amount of evidence from a wide variety of sources, this hands-on session makes the definitive case for employing strategies to build resilience in students. This Academy will consist of 3 hours online (from 9:00 am -12:00 pm) and 3 hours of post-work. Note, Plan for 3 hours of homework for the application dissemination and packet for completing the resilience program for students. This…

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AA1801 Gathering Evidence during Observations and Conferencing Using the Danielson Model-Revised 2016

May 13 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
$208.59

This course qualifies for the Teacher Evaluator Professional Practice Retraining Requirements. Administrators' Academy: Gathering Evidence During Observation and Conferencing Using the Danielson Model (Revised 2016) - A.A. 1801 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;…

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June 2021

AA932 Culture Counts: Constructive Leadership that Promotes Student Success

June 24 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
$208.59

This course will offer practical strategies to help effective leaders intentionally build and shape a positive, healthy culture that embraces change and promotes student success. Included will be indicators that identify positive and toxic cultures and tools that assess culture. This course will show the relationship between effective leadership, school culture, and student achievement. Recommended for leaders who want to improve school culture. Participants will leave energized with practical ideas, research-based practices, and handy tools to create and maintain a…

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April 2021

AA1606 Deepening Understanding of Student Assessment in Mathematics-of and for Learning

April 29 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
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One event on April 29, 2021 at 8:30 am

$208.59

This course focuses on assessment literacy for the instructional leader as Illinois districts transition to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) and assessments from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC). Participants will improve their ability to use appropriate assessments for designated purposes, analyze current student assessment in their schools, understand high-quality assessments that measure deeper learning, and recognize and avoid common pitfalls when supporting the use of assessment data. Two key questions structure…

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June 2021

AA3000 Illinois Performance Evaluation Retraining: Student Growth

June 1 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
$208.59

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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AA3752 Title IX: Responding to Discrimination on the Basis of Sex in K-12 School Systems

June 25 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
$208.59

Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 (20 USC §1681 et seq.) is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity, including K-12 public schools. Title IX was first signed into law on June 23, 1972 and is considered a civil rights statute. The Title IX regulations (34 CFR Part 106) were significantly amended in 2020 and will be effective on August 14, 2020. The new regulations…

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AA988 Interpersonal and Team Communication Skills for School Administrators

June 18 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
$260.34

Administrators' Academy: Interpersonal and Team Communication Skills for School Administrators - Revised in 2010 - AA 988 The foundation of professional success lies in understanding yourself, understanding others and realizing the impact of personal behaviors on others. This academy provides a non-judgmental language for exploring the different workplace styles and behavioral attributes across four primary dimensions. The materials are based on research relating to the makeup of interpersonal dynamics and utilizes an industry standard behavioral-based learning assessment developed by John…

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April 2021

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

April 26 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
$208.59

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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May 2021

AA1865 Principal Evaluator Competency Skill Building for Pre-Qualified Principal Evaluators

May 6 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
$208.59

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 1923 Establishing and Enhancing Good School Climate and Culture

May 10 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
$208.59

  Administrators will learn how to establish and enhance a good school climate and culture. The development of stakeholder/leader relationships will be studied. Administrator’s roles will be defined and participants will practice and be prepared to implement important strategies. Participants’ climate/culture as it relates to academies will be pre and post assessed modeling the improvement they can expect in the field. Upon the conclusion of the academy all administrators will leave with excitement and drive to deliver the model effectively.…

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AA2000 Illinois Performance Evaluation – Initial Principal Evaluation Training for Pre-Qualified Principal Evaluators

May 18 @ 8:30 am - May 25 @ 3:30 pm
$436.29

This 2-day course will cover all aspects of principal evaluations, including professional practice and student growth data. AA #2000 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 The "pre-work" assignments will be sent electronically 7-10 days before the session begins. If the pre-work is not complete before the first session you will not be allowed to attend. Dissemination for each day…

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June 2021

AA2001- Illinois Performance Evaluation – Teacher Evaluation Training

June 3 @ 8:00 am - June 10 @ 3:30 pm
$436.29

This two-day academy is designed for individuals who are seeking initial training qualification for teacher evaluation. This academy aligns to be competencies for Part 50, Section 50.420 (a-b). Both sessions are mandatory. In order to be successful in this academy, you must have a strong understanding of the Danielson Framework. The "pre-work" assignments will be sent electronically 7-10 days before the session begins. If the pre-work is not complete before the first session you will not be allowed to attend.…

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AA1865 Principal Evaluator Competency Skill Building for Pre-Qualified Principal Evaluators

June 8 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
$208.59

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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AA2000 Illinois Performance Evaluation-Initial Principal Evaluation Training for Pre-Qualified Principal Evaluators

June 8 @ 8:30 am - June 15 @ 3:30 pm
$436.29

This 2-day course will cover all aspects of principal evaluations, including professional practice and student growth data. AA #2000 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 The "pre-work" assignments will be sent electronically 7-10 days before the session begins. If the pre-work is not complete before the first session you will not be allowed to attend. Dissemination for each day…

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AA881 School Finance Made Easy for Every Administrator

June 17 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
$208.59

  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. This workshop will be delivered virtually via (Zoom). The link for connection will be send via…

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AA 1118 The Law as it Relates to Teacher Rights, Liability & Litigation: Understanding Remediation and Dismissal

June 21 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
$208.59

  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…

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