Month
Date
Upcoming Event
June
6/1/2020
- 6/25/2020
Academic Vocabulary (2-hour online, self-paced training)
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Academic vocabulary refers to the specialized, high-utility words used in the classroom. This includes high-use words, such as analyze, summarize, evaluate etc. Grammar and syntax are also needed to competently be able to discuss a topic in speaking or writing. Systematic and explicit are the ways to mastering academic vocabulary. Learning how to teach words will also close the gap on comprehension in content areas. This 2-hour online, self-paced training will provide support to teachers with research-based information on what is necessary for students to build vocabularies that cross contents and provide meaning to test questions they encounter. Please register by May 29th. Once registered, Barbara Preston will email training materials to you the week of June 1st. You will have until June 25th to complete the training in order to earn 2 hours of PD credit.
6/1/2020
- 6/25/2020
Becoming a Trauma-Aware Educator (2-hour online, self-paced training)
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Dealing with trauma in a classroom is difficult when demands of content mastery is the goal. However, if you do not deal with the trauma facing some of our students, learning will take a backseat to the effects of trauma. This training will give ideas on how relationships can be built, resiliency can be supported, and how educators can understand how trauma affects the brain and learning. Please register by May 29th. Once registered, Barbara Preston will email training materials to you the week of June 1st. You will have until June 25th to complete the training in order to earn 2 hours of PD credit.
6/1/2020
- 6/25/2020
Beginning Differentiation in Your Classroom (2-hour online, self-paced training)
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We are all unique learners. We bring many things to the table of learning. This training will support educators on the HOW TO BEGIN differentiation in their classrooms. Content, Process, Learning Environment, and Product are the 4 ways to make learning possible. All of the ideas presented can be easily implemented. This does not have to be time-consuming and a lot of extra work. Differentiation is just a new way of looking at lesson planning and including all the skills that are needed to master one standard. Please register by May 29th. Once registered, Barbara Preston will email training materials to you the week of June 1st. You will have until June 25th to complete the training in order to earn 2 hours of PD credit.
6/1/2020
- 6/25/2020
Close Reading Matters (2-hour online, self-paced training)
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According to research and author, Barry Brummett, 'Close reading is a mindful, disciplined reading of an object with a view to deeper understanding of its meaning.' Closer reading of text, graphs, cartoons, videos, quotes, poems, math problems, instructions, photos, resources of any kind needs to be taught to students. Close reading is also needed when state testing occurs. Students need to be able to comprehend text or objects and provide evidence of why they comprehended in that way. This training will support educators in the process of repeated readings, annotation, evidence, and the need for close reading in all of our lives. Please register by May 29th. Once registered, Barbara Preston will email training materials to you the week of June 1st. You will have until June 25th to complete the training in order to earn 2 hours of PD credit.
6/1/2020
- 6/25/2020
Getting the Classroom Discussions You Want and Deepening Inquiry (2-hour online, self-paced training)
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How many times have you asked a question only to be met with blank stares from your students? This session will provide keys to unlocking deeper discussion, outlining roles, rules, turns, and time allotments. Strategies will be provided for facilitating discussions ranging from the mundane topics to those that tend to be hot button issues. The strategies included in this session may even be helpful to use in PLCs and faculty meetings (and maybe even at Thanksgiving family dinners!). Please register by May 29th. Once registered, Dr. Nancy Brodbeck will email training materials to you the week of June 1st. You will have until June 25th to complete the training in order to earn 2 hours of PD credit.
6/1/2020
- 6/25/2020
New Teacher Success (2-hour online, self-paced training)
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Are you new to the teaching profession, or would you like a refresher on how to start the new school year off right? Build a network of support as you gain essential strategies during this training. Included in this 2-hour segment: - Rituals and Procedures - Classroom Rules - Calm Classrooms - Research-based advice from Marzano and John Hattie - Many ideas and strategies for immediate use Starting your first day does not have to be stressful. Leave with tools and strategies on how to create a classroom with clear procedures, consistency, and predictabilty. Please register by May 29th. Once registered, Barbara Preston will email training materials to you the week of June 1st. You will have until June 25th to complete the training in order to earn 2 hours of PD credit.
6/1/2020
- 7/15/2020
Online Book Study: Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain by Zaretta Hammond
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Self-paced book study facilitated by Paula Clark. Participants will read Zaretta Hammond’s book, 'Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain'. The book promotes engagement and rigor among culturally and linguistically diverse students. Ms. Hammond highlights the natural intersection between 'brain-based learning’ and culturally responsive teaching. Through the reading, participants will reflect on their own teaching, their classrooms and share their thoughts through reflective and thought provoking questions. The self- guided, self-paced session will allow participants to receive up to four (4) PL credits online with work completed and due by July 14. There will be a final Zoom meeting on July 15. Please register no later than June 5th. Participants are responsible for purchasing their own copy of the book. Self-paced book study materials will be emailed to registrants the first week in June.
6/1/2020
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
AA #3700 An Administrator's Guide to the Fundamentals of Health Life Safety and Compliance (Online)
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Facilitators: Patrick Durley and Ralph Grimm Audience: Anyone involved with fulfilling HLS and Compliance processes and requirements: Regional Superintendents/ISC Directors and Assistants, ROE/ISC HLS and Compliance personnel, new and experienced District Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Principals, Facility Managers/Head Custodians, Architects… Summary: This is an activity and collaboration-filled Academy. The purpose of this course is to provide Administrators and other school personnel with an in-depth look, and discovery into, topics related to Health Life Safety and Compliance. You will gain a better understanding of all things pertaining to you and related to the processes, and walk away with a number of helpful resource documents and strategies. What You Get: Numerous useful documents and activities to assist in developing a useful/practical understanding and in-depth working knowledge of the “Ins and Outs” of these required processes. Get all stakeholders involved to develop a better understanding and practical working knowledge of the systems including financial do’s, don’ts, hints and tips Useful “takeback” summary and guidance documents, and handbooks to help make sense of things Deep dive into your current 10-year surveys and IWAS Make sense of items, forms, processes, and requirements Walk away with beneficial tools and a deeper working knowledge of HLS, Building Permitting, 10-year Survey, Compliance, and Amendment processes Networking session and a listserve will be built for Facility Managers and Head Custodians Activities directly related to familiarization and understanding of HLS & Compliance handbooks and requirements A means to communicate with your constituents to improve their understanding of the whys, cans, and can not’s of what you do or don’t do Administrator Academy Credit or Professional Learning Credit Hours
July
7/1/2020
- 8/7/2020
Building Reading Stamina in Grades 6-12 (2-hour online, self-paced training)
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Now, more than ever, students are engaging with print materials in a variety of ways; however, research presents evidence that reading habits are poorly established. This session will provide strategies for secondary ELA and content teachers in getting students to engage with print for sustained time periods, enabling them to stay focused, develop good habits, and increase comprehension. Please register by June 26th. Once registered, Rida Ellis will email training materials to you the week of July 1st. You will have until August 7th to complete the training in order to earn 2 hours of PD credit.
7/1/2020
- 8/7/2020
Building Reading Stamina in Grades K-5 (2-hour online, self-paced training)
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Now, more than ever, students are engaging with print materials in a variety of ways; however, research presents evidence that reading habits are poorly established. This session will provide strategies for elementary teachers in getting students to engage with print for sustained time periods, enabling them to stay focused and increase comprehension. Please register by June 26th. Once registered, Rida Ellis will email training materials to you the week of July 1st. You will have until August 7th to complete the training in order to earn 2 hours of PD credit.
7/1/2020
- 8/7/2020
Building Relationships with Students (1-hour online, self-paced training)
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This session will focus on how to establish rapport with students, even those who are difficult to reach. Simple rituals, non-invasive questioning, and practical wisdom from experience will be shared with participants. This session is especially relevant for new teachers, but all are welcome. Please register by June 26th. Once registered, Rida Ellis will email training materials to you the week of July 1st. You will have until August 7th to complete the training in order to earn 1 hour of PD credit.
7/20/2020
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
AA #2001 Teacher Evaluation Initial Training (Face-to-face training)
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Facilitators: Dr. Nancy Brodbeck and Patrick Durley This two-day initial teacher evaluation training is required for all new administrators who are first time teacher evaluators in Illinois. The training includes mandatory pre-work, required attendance, and completion of an assessment based on the Danielson Framework. Facilitators: Dr. Nancy Brodbeck and Patrick Durley
7/22/2020
- 8/7/2020
Talking to Parents (2-hour online, self-paced training)
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Participants will receive guidelines for holding parent/teacher conferences. They will also see examples of how to establish rapport and ensure supportive relationships. Please register by July 22. Once registered, Dr. Nancy Brodbeck will email training materials to you. You will have until August 7 to complete the training in order to earn 2 hours of PD credit.
7/22/2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Networking for First Year Teachers (2-hour online)
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This online session will overview professional development opportunities for all first year teachers but especially those who did not get to experience a full student-teaching cycle. This session will describe professional development already designed and allow discussion to determine additional needs.
7/30/2020
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Asking the Right Questions (2-hour online) - Cancelled
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This session is designed for new teachers, helping them work through all of the orientation materials and understanding when, how, and whom to approach with questions. This, too, is primarily for those teachers who did not get a full student teaching experience.