Month
Date
Upcoming Event
November
11/16/2020
3:30 PM - 12/10/2020 4:30 PM
Engaging students through remote/hybrid learning. Strategies for all educators!
Registration Closed
This class will meet on November 16th, December 3rd and December 10th from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm each day. Delivered virtually through zoom. Remote learning is a new frontier for all of us, and as we navigate the waters of remote and hybrid instruction, it can feel impossible to find ways to build relationships and engagement with our students, give them resources they will actually use and return to as they are working to build understanding, and gather evidence of the learning that is taking place. In these three, one-hour sessions, explore tips, tools, and strategies that will help you now and in the future. The session descriptions follow: November 16- OMG Moments in the Classroom - using games for engagement and learning both synchronously and asynchronously December 3- Making the most of your screencasts and audio offerings - how to help make your screencasts valuable resources for teaching and learning; how to incorporate audio offerings into your classroom December 10- Evidence of Learning - a collection of strategies and tools for students to show their learning
December
12/8/2020
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
AA #3000, 3001, 3002 - Teacher Evaluator Student Growth Retraining Academy
Registration Closed
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: 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 teacher/principal and school-level professional development plans to evaluation results; 3. 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 4. 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 completed E-Template to the presenter for review and comment.
12/9/2020 3:00 PM
Gaming Culture, Distance Learning, and Student Engagement
How can we borrow from video games to build meaningful distance learning experiences? As an emergency response, educators made a shift to distance learning almost overnight with mitigated success: all over the country, districts report participation rates in distance learning to be as low as 50%. Meanwhile, engagement with video games is at an all-time high. Together, we’ll learn what we can borrow from video games to rethink distance learning, motivate students, and develop standards to make them better distance learners. The zoom link will be emailed to you once you register.
12/15/2020
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
TEAM Lead Cycles of Inquiry 13
Topics: - We have planned for collaboration among principals with the following big ideas. - What are the current demands facing principals? - How might teachers capture data now to document instructional gains / forfeitures as the COVID-19 infection rates peak? -What instructional data exists? How might this data inform future student services? -What are the equity implications of this period? -How might a return to a Culture of Instructional Inquiry enable schools to restore their commitment to a continuous improvement focus? -How might a return to the Leadership Framework enable schools to restore their commitment to a continuous improvement focus?
January
1/11/2021
3:30 PM - 1/25/2021 4:30 PM
Reflection and Planning Retreat
This class will meet on January 11th and 25th from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm each day. Delivered virtually through zoom. The first half of this school year has been interesting (to say the least!). It is really easy to get swept up in the chaos, the “have tos” and the “didn’t dos.” We all have an idea of what we want for students, and although life in COVID is different, that doesn’t have to change. This workshop will support you in bringing your vision to life by anchoring you to what you believe is important while empowering you with tools and strategies to continue reaching your goals moving forward. Spend time creating a vision for 2021 that aligns with what you want to feel and achieve, both personally and professionally. Once you have a clear vision, you will create actionable goals that set you on a path to seeing your vision come to life.
1/26/2021
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
ROE and LTC Technology Networking Meeting (January)
This Zoom Networking is for district technology directors. This is an opportunity to connect with fellow Technology Directors if you can find the time. We are going to meet virtually for our technology networking meeting January 26, 2021 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. The zoom link will be emailed to you once you register.
1/27/2021
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Administrator Academy #1448: 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 2 and 3, 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 view teaching, record data according to the Professional Practice rubric, and participate in mock evaluation 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 during the observations. This course is one in a series of three courses focusing on teacher evaluator competency requirements.
February
2/4/2021
7:00 PM - 2/5/2021 12:00 PM
VIRTUAL History-Social Sciences Teacher Symposium
This online symposium is open to all Illinois Elementary, Middle, & Secondary Level History- Social Science Educators, Community Educators, Pre-Service & Student Teachers, & High School Students. When: Thursday, February 4 & Friday, February 5 Keynote: Thursday (7:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.) Sessions- Friday (9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.) What: Do you read me? Equity, Identity, & Literacy In the Social Studies Classroom. Sessions themes to include: Engaging the Elementary and Middle School Level learner, Empowering the High School Curriculum, Student Voices, & Content Depth.
2/23/2021
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
ROE and LTC Technology Networking Meeting (February)
This Zoom Networking is for district technology directors. This is an opportunity to connect with fellow Technology Directors if you can find the time. We are going to meet virtually for our technology networking meeting February 23, 2021 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. The zoom link will be emailed to you once you register.
March
3/23/2021
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
ROE and LTC Technology Networking Meeting (March)
This Zoom Networking is for district technology directors. This is an opportunity to connect with fellow Technology Directors if you can find the time. We are going to meet virtually for our technology networking meeting March 23, 2021 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. The zoom link will be emailed to you once you register.
April
4/27/2021
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
ROE and LTC Technology Networking Meeting (April)
This Zoom Networking is for district technology directors. This is an opportunity to connect with fellow Technology Directors if you can find the time. We are going to meet virtually for our technology networking meeting March 23, 2021 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. The zoom link will be emailed to you once you register.
May
5/25/2021
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
ROE and LTC Technology Networking Meeting (May)
This Zoom Networking is for district technology directors. This is an opportunity to connect with fellow Technology Directors if you can find the time. We are going to meet virtually for our technology networking meeting January 26, 2021 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. The zoom link will be emailed to you once you register.
June
6/10/2021
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Better Conversations Presented by Jim Knight (2021)
Develop habits that build better conversations and honor your capacity for improving schools by improving your communication. Learn to become a more authentic version of yourself: coach yourself and others to become better communicators, listen with empathy, find common ground and build trust. This workshop is designed for all educators: teachers, instructional coaches, and administrators.