Month
Date
Upcoming Event
February
2/8/2019 8:30 AM
- 3:30 PM
AA #1085 Legal Issues in Special Education: Putting Theory into Practice
Participants will understand how to formulate an action plan for their buildings or districts using the latest information about IDEA, NCLB, recent court cases, and changes in regulations as they relate to students with special needs.
2/11/2019 9:00 AM
- 2/13/2019
School Threat & Risk Assessment Training
Student Violence Threat/Risk Assessment Training prepares school-based multidisciplinary threat/risk assessment teams with the tools and training needed to effectively assess and address violence and threats of violence in school and community systems. Data-driven assessments are needed to properly assess the seriousness of threats of violence – from single victim attacks of students, threats to teachers, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and Facebook threats, cyber bullying and youth gang violence - to high profile school shootings. This collection of data helps multidisciplinary teams (school administrators, police, therapists and others) to apply the most current assessment and intervention models in student violence threat/risk assessment. Attendees will be able to receive Administrator Academy credit for the first day of the training.
2/27/2019 1:00 PM
Dealing With Difficult People - ROE 9
Presented by Topper Steinman, this training, designed for support and clerical staff, will give you the tools you need to deal with all different types of people and situations. Learn de-escalation techniques, communication styles, and ways to polish up your customer service skills.
March
3/2/2019 8:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
AA #1451 Teacher Evaluator Competency Skill Building for Pre-Qualified Teacher Evaluators
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 1 and 4, and is intended to move administrators who have passed the ISBE evaluator training, and who are very familiar with Charlotte Danielson's 2011/2013 Framework for Teaching, from compliance to competency. 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, or observer. Participants will also be expected to have a high degree of inter-rater reliability when they determine a final rating based on the evidence gathered for Domains 1 and 4.
3/7/2019 8:30 AM
- 3:30 PM
AA #1451 Teacher Evaluator Competency Skill Building for Pre-Qualified Teacher Evaluators
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 1 and 4, and is intended to move administrators who have passed the ISBE evaluator training, and who are very familiar with Charlotte Danielson's 2011/2013 Framework for Teaching, from compliance to competency. 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, or observer. Participants will also be expected to have a high degree of inter-rater reliability when they determine a final rating based on the evidence gathered for Domains 1 and 4.
3/11/2019 9:00 AM
Designing New Questions for Inquiry
The new IL Social Science Standards require students to address both essential and supporting questions to scaffold inquiry and learning. Collaborate with colleagues as you discover and engage with resources to facilitate student engagement in questioning. Walk away with free resources that you can use to enhance your own practice. Explicit connections will be made to the Common Core State Standards, Social Emotional Learning and the Danielson Framework for Effective Teaching. Appropriate for grades K-12.
April
4/4/2019 8:30 AM
- 3:30 PM
AA #1597: Improved Crisis Decision Making for Safer School Environments
Participants will learn best practices strategy to respond to student escalations, fights, armed assailants, fires, outside emergencies, event planning and other critical events through scenarios and exercises. This experiential learning course is intended to improve the decision making and actions steps taken by school staff to improve their operational excellence in the Illinois Performance Standards for School Leaders in the criteria areas of II. Leading and Managing Systems Change (A and B) and VI. Creating and Sustaining a Culture of High Expectations (C). Participants will learn how to improve their own response to critical events and strategies to train their staff.
4/16/2019 8:30 AM
- 3:30 PM
AA #1779: Teacher Evaluator Retraining: Student Growth
This is the one required 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. Participants will learn how to: Use assessments and measurement model 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; Use data from the evaluation rubric, other evidence collected, and best practices relative to evaluating student growth to link teacher/principal and school-level professional development plans to evaluation results; Create, in collaboration with teachers/principals, supportive, targeted professional development plans that consider past results, contribute to professional growth, and assist teachers/principals in aligning professional development and goal-setting to school improvement goals; and Communicate evaluation outcomes and findings in constructive and supportive ways that enable teachers/principals to set goals and improve practice. NOTE: Participants will have one week following the Academy to complete their A/D component and send their coimpleted E-Template to the presenter for review and comment.
June
6/6/2019 8:30 AM
- 3:30 PM
AA#1900: Facilitating Student Learning Through the Library
This course will increase awareness of the impact that an effective library program can have on the school's culture of learning and will provide a practical framework for identifying specific strategies for school library improvement to support a district's mission and vision. Participants will use Linking for Learning: The Illinois School Library Standards, 4th edition, to complete a self-assessment of their leadership role and develop an action plan to impact student learning through the school library. This application component aligns with Illinois Professional School Leader Standard 1: Facilitating a Vision of Learning.