Month
Date
Upcoming Event
October
10/23/2018 1:00 PM
- 3:00 PM
Mandatory Sub Training
Mandatory Sub Training for Subs and Para-Pros
November
11/1/2018 1:30 PM
- 3:30 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.
11/2/2018 9:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
Supporting SEL Needs
Join educators from other districts to gain insights, knowledge, strategies and resources to address social-emotional learning!
11/5/2018 1:00 PM
- 3:00 PM
Dealing With Difficult People - ROE 54
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.
11/9/2018 8:30 AM
- 3:30 PM
AA #1050 Recognize and Assisting Homeless Students: What Administrators Need to Know
School administrators frequently are unaware of their responsibilities under federal and state laws. This workshop will offer a comprehensive array of information about homelessness to administrators responsible for and/or concerned about homeless students. Presenter: Tricia Keith
11/14/2018 8:00 AM
- 11:00 AM
Using Current and Controversial Issue Discussions in the Classroom
The new IL civic education requirement prescribes that students discuss current and controversial issues in the classroom. Learn research based best practice in creating a safe environment for student participation in addressing the most compelling questions facing our communities. Collaborate with others to craft effective questions for deliberation. Walk away with strategies to engage students in current and controversial issues discussion to enhance your current classroom practice. Explicit connections will be made to the IL Social Studies Standards, the Common Core State Standards and the Danielson Framework for Effective Teaching. Appropriate for grades 6-12.
11/14/2018 8:00 AM
- 4:30 PM
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
A young person you know could be experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis. You can help them. You are more likely to encounter someone — friend, family member, student, neighbor, or member of the community — in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to young people showing signs of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self help care.
December
12/6/2018 9:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
How to Use Social Media to Engage Family - Students and the Community!
Learn how to safely and effectively use social media to reach the unreachable. Officer Lillard with the Illinois State Police will guide us in best practice, optimism, and compassion when it comes to using social media platforms.
12/10/2018 9:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
ShaPE Up Your Curriculum
Examine standards, grade level outcomes, unit planning and assessments. Participants will work on Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU).
12/11/2018 9:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
ShaPE Up Your Curriculum
Examine standards, grade level outcomes, unit planning and assessments. Participants will work on Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU).
12/13/2018 9:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
12/14/2018 9:00 AM
February
2/8/2019 8:30 AM
- 3:00 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.
March
3/7/2019 8:30 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.
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.