Month
Date
Upcoming Event
September
9/27/2017 12:00 PM
- 3:00 PM
Overview of Curriculum Design Process and Implications for the Work ROE 09
District, school, family, and/or community professional learning opportunity in this area. This session has been utilized to work with a variety of stakeholders to improve knowledge and skills and improve the instructional practices in a variety of settings.
November
11/8/2017 12:00 PM
- 3:00 PM
Enduring Understandings and Priority Standards ROE 09
District, school, family, and/or community professional learning opportunity in this area. This session has been utilized to work with a variety of stakeholders to improve knowledge and skills and improve the instructional practices in a variety of settings.
January
1/3/2018 1:00 PM
- 3:30 PM
Communitcation with Colleagues, Students, Families (SEL) ROE 09
District, school, family, and/or community professional learning opportunity in this area. This session has been utilized to work with a variety of stakeholders to improve knowledge and skills and improve the instructional practices in a variety of settings.
1/5/2018 12:00 PM
- 1:30 PM
Racial Equity in the Classroom ROE 09
Participants will reflect on implicit and implied racism, statements and activities that are made that are resulted in unintended negative impact on students and how to change those practices and habits. This relates to SB100 in terms of looking at root cause of negative classroom behavior. Presenter also will go over workplace and sexual harassment and its negative impact on climate culture.
1/29/2018 9:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
Cognitive Coaching
Cognitive Coaching Foundation Seminars® 4 days (part 1) 4 days (part 2) Develops educators as self-directed persons with the cognitive capacity for excellence as individuals and members of a community. This Seminar is recommended for teachers, coaches, and administrators. Dates of Coaching Series: January 29 & January 30, 2018, February 26 & February 27, 2018, June 7 & June 8, 2017 and June 11 & June 12, 2018 Please plan on attending all events. Registration for this event includes all eight workshops.
1/31/2018 8:30 AM
- 3:30 PM
AA #1779 Principal/Teacher Evaluator Retraining: Student Growth
This academy is the required student growth 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 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; 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.
February
2/22/2018 9:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
Mediation to Restore Respect
Unresolved conflicts in schools build barriers to learning, including low motivation, lack of focus, and disruptive behaviors that remove students from the classroom. With the passage of SB 100, Illinois school districts are seeking restorative interventions that build positive school relationships and model social skills. Data show mediation as highly effective in repairing relationships and boosting understanding across racial lines. The goal of mediation is to restore the respect so teachers can teach and students can learn. This workshop will share evidence-based restorative mediation techniques for use with teachers and students in Grades K-12. The workshop will show the process of starting a teacher-student mediation program, conducting successful mediations, and collecting and monitoring data to measure the effectiveness of the interventions. The workshop will also show how to use the technique to mediate conflicts between students to stop aggressive and bullying behaviors. Lunch is provided and all attendees will get a free copy of Restore the Respect: How to Mediate School Conflicts and Keep Students Learning by Ondine Gross.
2/27/2018 8:30 AM
- 3:30 PM
AA #1865: Principal Evaluator Competency Skill Building for Pre-Qualified Principal Evaluators
Principal Evaluator Competency Building for Pre-Qualified Principal Evaluators
March
3/1/2018 8:30 AM
- 3:30 PM
AA #1801 Gathering Evidence During Observations and Conferencing Using the Danielson Model (Revised 2016)
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.
April
4/4/2018 9:00 AM
- 2:30 PM
AA #1890: Postsecondary and Career Expectations (PaCE) Framework: Are Your Students on PaCE to Thrive?
Through a collaborative process of learning, use the Postsecondary and Career Expectations (PaCE) Framework and the On PaCE to Thrive community guide to impact the college and career readiness of your students. Outcomes include a plan to implement college and career readiness activities aligned to the new PaCE Framework, which was a result of the Postsecondary Workforce Readiness Act and has been adopted by four state P20 education agencies - Illinois State Board of Education, Illinois Community College Board and Illinois Board of Higher Education, and Illinois Student Assistance Commission. Tools and data resources will be shared to measure current college career readiness, plan for individual district needs and result in greater engagement with the community. Participants should bring an internet-connected device. Required Pre-reading - Illinois Postsecondary and Career Expectations (PaCE Framework) http://www.advanceillinois.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/PaCE_Revisions_May2017.pdf Optional Pre-Reading - America's Divided Recovery: College Haves and Have-Nots, 2016 https://cew.georgetown.edu/wp-content/uploads/Americas-Divided-Recovery-web.pdf
4/5/2018 8:30 AM
- 3:30 AM
AA#1452 Teacher Evaluator Competency Skill Building for Pre-Qualifed Teacher Evaluators (Part 3 of 3)
This course focuses on Competencies 3 and 4, of the rules, Section 50.420, Competencies of Qualified Evaluators, Sub-section b. This course will teach participants how to use data sets from summative teacher evaluations to design teacher professional development; and how to collaborate with teachers to develop targeted professional development plans which contribute to professional growth. This course is intended to move educators who have passed the ISBE evaluator training from compliance to competency. This course includes a one hour pre-assignment which will be e-mailed to participants after confirmation of registration. It would be beneficial for participants to have completed Parts 1 and 2 of this 3-part series, Illinois Administrators’ Academy course numbers 1448 and 1451. Presenter: Kelly Truex
May
5/31/2018 9:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
The New Illinois Social Studies Sciences Standards ROE 09
What's this New Stuff? What was wrong with the Old Stuff? See how updates to the Illinois Learning Standards puts social studies teachers front and center in preparing students to critically analyze sources-not just memorize names and dates-in the media, in history, and in preparation for high-stakes assessments like the new writing portion of the SAT.
June
6/1/2018 9:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
Media Literacy with Informational Sources ROE 09
District, school, family, and/or community professional learning opportunity in this area. This session has been utilized to work with a variety of stakeholders to improve knowledge and skills and improve the instructional practices in a variety of settings.
6/4/2018 9:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
Assessment and Instruction with Informational Sources ROE 54
How can educators assess the critical reading demands found in the Common Core State Standards? This workshop introduces educators to the 100+ primary source assessments available at www.tps.siu.edu and how to develop similar assessments and assessment systems that evaluate students' acquisition of these skills. Teachers also get the opportunity to work with examples of student work samples that use free primary sources from the Library of Congress.
6/5/2018 9:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
Differentiating Instruction with Informational Sources ROE 54
The critical reading and writing demands of the Common Core Standards are rigorous, especially for students with diverse learning needs. This workshop introduces educators to ways they can increase their curricula's accessibility using the the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Specific attention will be given to free sources from the Library of Congress and ways to design flexible learning environments that support positive student learning.
6/6/2018 9:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
Place Based Education with Informational Sources ROE 54
District, school, family, and/or community professional learning opportunity in this area. This session has been utilized to work with a variety of stakeholders to improve knowledge and skills and improve the instructional practices in a variety of settings.
6/11/2018
- 6/22/2018
PKT Summer 2018 Institute
Two week summer institute for PKT! June 11-15, 2018 at JW Ater Middle School, Rantoul June 18-22, 2018 at DACC-Vermilion Hall Room 306, Danville
6/11/2018 8:30 AM
- 3:30 PM
AA #1865: Principal Evaluator Competency Skill Building for Pre-Qualified Principal Evaluators
Principal Evaluator Competency Building for Pre-Qualified Principal Evaluators Presenter: Denise Bettenhausen
6/13/2018 9:00 AM
- 6/14/2018
Two Day Science Symposium with Parkland ROE 09
This two day event will familiarize teachers with the Next Generation Science Standards, develop an awareness of how science instruction aligned with the standards looks and examine one's own current curriculum through the NGSS 'lens' and to suggest possible revisions and enhancements. Parkland Science Professors will lead this informative two day workshop. Lunch is included.
6/19/2018 8:30 AM
- 3:30 PM
AA #1050: Recognizing 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 odder a comprehensive array of information about homelessness to administrators responsible for and/or concerned about homeless students. Presenter: Tricia Keith
July
7/18/2018 9:00 AM
- 2:30 PM
Standards Based Grading with Rick Wormeli
Join us for a compelling look at what is and is not standards-based assessment and grading. We’ll explore what it means to be truly evidence-based in assessing and reporting students’ achievements regarding standards and learner outcomes, We’ll address the biggest concerns in grading today: averaging, zeroes on the 100-point scale, re-do’s, percentages, grading scales, late work, valedictorian, marking homework, extra credit, grade book and report card design, formative vs. summative assessments, reporting behavior/effort/character elements, disaggregation, and much more. Don’t miss this chance to confront misconceptions and make the most of students’ learning! Presentation: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm Networking and Action Planning immediately after from 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm -during this time, Mr. Wormeli will be available for book signing and photo op