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An Administrators’ Academy is a program in which Illinois school district administrators participate to meet legislated requirements for continuous professional development. The academy provides a means of offering opportunities for high-quality professional development. Through the Administrators’ Academy, practicing administrators with differing needs, interests, and schedules may increase their knowledge and skills in instructional leadership.

The Illinois State Board of Education approves the administrator academies that are developed by those state entities who have been granted authority to develop and manage this learning.

NEW! We also introduced Coaching Academies in 2021. These special events provide coaches a place to learn, network, and earn PDHs. Check out our upcoming events list here to see our latest Coaching Academy offerings. 

The following Administrator Academies are currently scheduled through Illinois Digital Educators Alliance:

    • October 26, 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Morton District Office (1050 S. 4th Ave., Morton, IL)
    Register

    Do you want a better understanding of the day to day life of your district's technology department?

    If you answered "YES!", then this workshop is for you!

    During this Administrator Academy, attendees will:

    • Explore the options for staffing and organizing a district technology department.
    • Gain an understanding of the needed security measures a district must undergo to protect the district and its student's data.
    • Dive into technology finance to get an understanding of the budgetary needs of a technology department along with getting a general understanding of E-Rate.

    By the end of this workshop, attendees will have the needed information to have meaningful conversations with their technology departments in order to move their district forward.

    Participants should bring or know how to access your district's organization chart, SOPPA agreements, and technology plan (if available).

    Educators can choose to earn Admin Academy credit ($225) or 6 PDHs ($100).


    Interested in other Admin Academies?  Check out our other upcoming opportunities:

    • November 15, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Chicago - TBD
    Register

    This course is designed to support district leaders in the development, evolution, implementation, and promotion of programs and initiatives which will best support students in the future.

    Through a researched-based and systemic view, participants will identify celebrations and challenges with current district culture and organizational structure and reflect on possible changes. Also participants will deepen understanding of alternative and authentic assessment methods and blended/personalized learning models and reflect on possible next steps for implementation.

    In addition, participants will explore options for flexible differentiated professional development for staff and examine the role of messaging and community partnerships with focus on positive use of Social Media.

    Educators can choose to earn Admin Academy credit ($225) or 6 PDHs ($100).

    Interested in other Admin Academies?  Check out our other upcoming opportunities:

    • March 15, 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Chicago, IL
    Register

    Do you want a better understanding of the day to day life of your district's technology department?

    If you answered "YES!", then this workshop is for you!

    During this Administrator Academy, attendees will:

    • Explore the options for staffing and organizing a district technology department.
    • Gain an understanding of the needed security measures a district must undergo to protect the district and its student's data.
    • Dive into technology finance to get an understanding of the budgetary needs of a technology department along with getting a general understanding of E-Rate.

    By the end of this workshop, attendees will have the needed information to have meaningful conversations with their technology departments in order to move their district forward.

    Participants should bring or know how to access your district's organization chart, SOPPA agreements, and technology plan (if available).

    Educators can choose to earn Admin Academy credit ($225) or 6 PDHs ($100).


    Interested in other Admin Academies?  Check out our other upcoming opportunities:

    • April 19, 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Zoom
    Register

    This workshop will focus on the evaluation of technology in the classroom and how it relates to the evaluation of teachers. It is designed to provide administrators with the ability to walk into a classroom and know the difference between a teacher using technology as a lesson enhancer not just using it to say they are using it.

    The course will also address effective tools that administrators can use from day to day, such as websites, blogs, podcasting, and social media to relay information to stakeholders in the community.

    Also addressed is the ever growing need to move to 1:1 computing as educators get close to the Common Core testing structure and what needs to be understood before making this all important move in the future.

    Learning targets:

    - Building a culture of learning and the importance of leaders modeling the use of technology.

    - Understanding the integration and use of technology in classrooms.

    - Evaluation of technology in the classroom and how it relates to the evaluation of educators.

    Educators can choose to earn Admin Academy credit ($225) or 6 PDHs ($100).

    Interested in other Admin Academies?  Check out our other upcoming opportunities:

    • May 11, 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Chicago - TBD
    Register

    This course is designed to support district leaders in the development, evolution, implementation, and promotion of programs and initiatives which will best support students in the future.

    Through a researched-based and systemic view, participants will identify celebrations and challenges with current district culture and organizational structure and reflect on possible changes. Also participants will deepen understanding of alternative and authentic assessment methods and blended/personalized learning models and reflect on possible next steps for implementation.

    In addition, participants will explore options for flexible differentiated professional development for staff and examine the role of messaging and community partnerships with focus on positive use of Social Media.

    Educators can choose to earn Admin Academy credit ($225) or 6 PDHs ($100).

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