(2 PD Hrs.) This course is a conversation about bias and microaggressions, their impact, and how to circumvent it. It reveals the power of words and unpacks the fact that sometimes things not said can be just as impactful as the things that we do. The way we word things...
(2 PD Hrs.) This mandated course is designed to help educators understand the implications of the 2018 amendments to Illinois Senate Bill 3466 or Public Act 100-0810 related to student attendance, engagement, and discipline. This course will also discuss strategies to encourage student attendance and engagement.
This course strengthens a school leader’s ability to analyze and evaluate effective classroom discussions and discussion techniques used to facilitate a collaborative classroom culture. Participants will develop the knowledge and skills to lead and support high-quality discourse necessary in teaching and learning excellence.
This is an introductory course designed to help educators understand the implications of Illinois Senate Bill 100 (Public Act 099-0456) on local discipline policy and practices. Dr. Diana Zaleski will describe non-exclusionary alternatives to out-of-school suspension and expulsion.
This course will demonstrate the use of restorative circles with a student government organization and a cheerleading team as both groups set goals and work through problems and conflict resolution. The use of the circles will enable students to work together and take responsibility for addressing issues.
This course will demonstrate elementary, middle, and high school students and teachers implementing academic circles. These circles (meetings) may be used for content delivery, problem-solving with feedback for the students to the teacher, as well as for teachers to teach classroom expectations and procedures.
This course will cover three sections: 1) Motivating From the Inside Out, 2) Overcoming the Myths of Motivation, 3) Motivating Classroom; and will provide educators with practical classroom instructional strategies, tools, and ideas.
This course will cover six sections: 1) Rules 2) Procedures 3) Consequences 4) Room Arrangements 5) Building Relationships 6) Engaging Instruction.