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Introducing IDEA Academies: Professional development opportunities for school admins and coaches!

October 13, 2021 10:20 AM | Ashley (Administrator)

If you’ve checked out our event calendar lately, you’ve probably noticed how jam-packed it is. 

Here at IDEA, we do our best to provide numerous (and fun!) opportunities for educators to earn their required professional development hours (PDHs). We have webinars, bootcamps, cohorts, and even playgrounds. 

This month, you may have also noticed the word “academy” on the list. So, what is that all about?


Well, we talk a lot about teachers, but IDEA is dedicated to ALL educators - including administrators and coaches! The IDEA Academies are for those educators who don’t necessarily fall into the “teacher” bucket. 

IDEA is here to help you earn your professional development hours in a fun, interactive environment. 

Here is what we have planned so far:

  • IDEA Admin Academy |  Effective Evaluation of Use of Technology in Schools AA #149

    This course 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.

    *UPDATE: This session has been postponed. Keep your eyes peeled for a new date! 

  • IDEA Coaching Academy

    Don’t worry, coaches -- We didn’t forget about you! Join us and our friends at TCEA November 11 and 12 for a two-day networking event dedicated to helping you be the best coach you can be. Check out the schedule here

    Attendees will enjoy breakout sessions, workshops, and tons of networking opportunities. If you can join in person at the Professional Development Alliance in Joliet, IL, you can earn up to 30 PDHs. Virtual attendees can earn up to 20 PDHs. 

    Click here to register. 

Watch your inbox and follow IDEA on social (@ideaillinois) for more details on future academies. Click here to view all upcoming IDEA events. 

Questions? Email our team at info@ideaillinois.org

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