Month
Date
Upcoming Event
February
2/27/2021
9:00 AM - 2:15 PM
WinterFest: Recipes for Success: Intentional Activities to Turn Novices into Intermediates
Professional Development for Foreign Language Teachers. The presenters will summarize and share the main ideas from the 2020 CSCTFL Extension Workshop presented by LindaEgnatz. They will demonstrate strategies to increase motivation and excitement for language learning. They will help participants discover activities and assessments that coach learners to actively grow in their own language proficiency. Finally, the participants will learn to engage students by connecting interests and goals to learning. This class is offered through the Illinois Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ICTFL).
March
3/2/2021 3:30 PM
Google Level 1 Cohort (6 Meetings)
Reserve your spot today and come join a Google Level 1 Cohort. We will meet virtually bi-monthly (every other week) from 3:30- 5:00 on Tuesdays. In this cohort, we will break down the Level one exam in smaller workshops and prepare you to take and pass the Level 1 Exam. Learn all the tricks and tips along the way as well. Learn, make new friends, and grow professionally. The Level 1 Certification workshop will prepare participants to take the Google Educator Level 1 certification exam. Level 1 certification indicates a fundamental understanding of using Google Tools in the classroom and confirms standard technology implementation skills. Educators who pass the certification test will be able to advertise their status with a personal certificate and badge. Certification lasts 36 months. This class is offered through the Learning Technology Center of Illinois.
3/3/2021 3:30 PM
Google Level 2 Cohort (6 Meetings)
Reserve your spot today and come join a Google Level 2 Cohort. We will meet virtually bi-monthly (every other week) from 3:30- 5:00 on Wednesdays. In this cohort, we will break down the Level two exam in smaller workshops and prepare you to take and pass the Level 2 Exam. Learn all the tricks and tips along the way as well. Learn, make new friends, and grow professionally. The Level 2 Certification workshop will prepare participants to take the Google Educator Level 2 certification exam (not included). The Google for Education site states: Level 2 status indicates that an educator is able to successfully integrate a wider range of Google for Education tools and other technologies in order to transform teaching practices. This workshop is more exploratory than Level 1. Participants are required to have a Google account and an internet-connected device to attend. This class is offered through the Learning Technology Center of Illinois.
3/4/2021 3:00 PM
Substitute Training for Short Term Subs (Zoom Meeting)
This training is for anyone who has applied for a Short Term Substitute (STS) license and fulfills the training requirement. Individuals with a traditional substitute license that want to take the class may also do so, but are not required. NOTE: Some districts may require additional training. As a result of this class, attendees will have a general understanding of: -Curriculum -Classroom management techniques -School safety -School/district operations
3/11/2021
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
School Finance Meeting
Does the phrase “School Finance” make you cringe? It’s not that bad. Really. Every school administrator needs to understand school finance. Revenues (the sources from which schools receive money) are multiple. Expenditures (where schools spend their money) are put into categories. The state of Illinois has every school district in the state following the same rules to account for school finance. It’s really kind of simple. This workshop is simply a short and down to earth summary of how school finance “works” in the state of Illinois. This meeting will take place in person with social distance guidelines in place. All participants are required to wear a mask.
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
4/1/2021
Illinois Art Education Association (IAEA) Collaborating for Excellence
The Collaborating for Excellence (CFE) program enables educators to collaboratively develop and refine standards-based lessons embedded with social-emotional learning. Current educators collaborate in a series of sessions to develop lessons adaptable to the range of teaching situations in Illinois and beyond. Core components of the lessons and resources include: Theme-based learning that focuses on social-emotional wellness. Culturally Responsive teaching practices and a focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion. Student working methods that allow for flexibility and choice. Innovative assessment practices that elevate engagement. Research-based and teacher-tested instructional practices.
4/13/2021
3:00 PM - 4/27/2021 4:30 PM
Book Study: McKinney-Vento
Join us for a virtual book study of Serving Students Who Are Homeless: A Resource Guide for Schools, Districts, and Educational Leaders. This workshop will meet on Tuesday, April 13th to discuss the book. All participants will be provided the book.
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
6/8/2021
8:30 AM - 6/11/2021 3:30 PM
AA #2000 Principal Evaluation Training for Pre-Qualified Principal Evaluators
This 2-day course (June 8th and 11th) will cover all aspects of principal evaluations, including professional practice and student growth data. AA #2000 requires pre-work to be completed prior to the first day the course meets. Participants must attend both days of the course and complete the required Application for Dissemination for each day to receive credit for AA #2000. This course will provide participants with the knowledge to 1) identify and disseminate minimum state requirements, performance standards and best practices; 2) facilitate a common language and dialogue around performance and its impact on school improvement, professional practice, and student outcomes; and 3) encourage collaboration, learning, and alignment among stakeholders. This is a high-quality, scalable, sustainable, and user-focused content and delivery model.
6/8/2021
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Administrator Academy # 1865: Principal Evaluator Competency Skill Building for Pre-Qualified Principal Evaluators
The Academy focuses on a high rate of interrater reliability using the required performance evaluation ratings. Using case studies, the participants will collect evidence and use the Illinois Standards for Principal Evaluation to rate the principals. Participants will use data collected from the case studies and compare the data to best practices for evaluating principals and assistant principals. This data will also be analyzed to prepare administrative and school-level professional development plans. Participants will prepare targeted professional development, in a collaborative and supportive way, plans that consider past results and contribute to professional and personal growth. This plan will be aligned to the school improvement plan. The instructional environment indicators will be analyzed. The purpose of the evaluation plan will be to communicate the outcomes and findings in such a manner that the principals and assistant principals set goals for improvement. The participants own personal bias will be analyzed while making these decisions. Attendees should each have a digital device (laptop, smart-phone, etc.).
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.
6/11/2021
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
AA #3000 Teacher and Principal Evaluator Student Growth Retraining Academy
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.