Promoting and building a culture of tolerance in schools can be a daunting task; however, it begins with the educational leader facilitating and modeling openness, respect, and freedom of thought. Participants in this course will create strategies, timelines, evaluation, and progress monitoring to establish, promote, and sustain effective practices related...
No one is born racist or anti-racist; these result from the choices we make. Being anti-racist results from a conscious decision to make frequent, consistent, equitable choices daily. Participants in this course will experience self-analysis on types of racism, biases, empathy and tenets of racism.
(3 PD Hrs.) Dr. Diana Zaleski, Illinois Education Association. The purpose of this course is to discuss opportunities for educators to collaborate with and support students and their families during times of remote instruction.
By Sherri Jones, Equity Organizer, Illinois Education Association. This course is designed as an introduction to cultural competency. Cultural competency involves learning, communicating, and connecting respectfully with others regardless of differences. Culture can refer to an individual’s race, class, gender, sexual orientation, religion, immigration status, or age. All of these...
(4 PD Hrs.) Presented by Dr. P.J. Caposey- Superintendent MCUSD 223 This course is designed to build knowledge and skills in effective communication. Participants will assess present skills and develop a plan for improvement. Processes, structures, and mechanisms to engage all stakeholders will be reviewed. Finally, participants will examine current...
Building positive workplace relationships and strong people skills are vital for success. This course will review four of the six chapters from Dale Carnegie, "How to Win Friends and Influence People."
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 cover four sections: 1. Academic Achievement 2. Positive Parental Engagement 3. Teacher Preparation 4. Teacher to Parent Communication and provides educators with strategies that can be used to promote home and community support.
This course will define mental health and explore ways of supporting mental health in schools among students, staff, and parents. It will also present ways to determine the current state of mental health in your school.
This course outlines four fundamental attributes for successful school leaders. They are: making ethical decisions; being visible at the building level; creating positive relationships; and invoking positive attitudes.
This course is designed with the principal in mind. It is intended to help the principal or other school leaders to assess the current culture and work of teams, and provide tools and procedures to move forward with PLC implementation.
This course provides an overview of the foundations of Professional Learning Communities. Participants can examine the current realities of their school/district in order to assess their readiness to implement or improve PLC practices.