August 18, 2018

Administrator’s Academy


Approved Illinois Administrator Academies
Your academies will automatically show up in your ELIS account after the completion of any training/course homework.  If you have any questions about any of the academies offered or other academy related questions please feel free to contact Julie at 309/736-1111 or email

For more information on how to gain access for the Principal Evaluation Training please contact Clayton at

Latest information for ISBE Administrator Resources



AA Courses 2018-2019 School Year


Evaluator Retraining Requirements:

Retraining requirements are connected to each individual’s license renewal cycle.  Not that retraining applies to the first renewal cycle after the date on which the individual completed Growth through Learning.  Retraining is required in every renewal cycle.

Participants can use the Evaluator Retraining Academies for BOTH the evaluator retraining requirement and the annually required Administrator Academy.  A person can complete both the Professional Practice Administrator Academy and the Student Growth Administrator Academy during the same year in order to fulfill evaluator retraining requirements; however, only one would meet the yearly Academy requirement.

  • Evaluators with FY17 license renewal should begin after July 1, 2017 to begin retraining academies, and must be completed by June 20, 2022
  • Evaluators with FY18 license renewal have a short window to complete their retraining academies so should start now as they must be completed by June 20, 2018
  • Evalutors with FY 19, 20 & 21 may begin retraining academies as well, anyone can take the academies and they will count for retraining.  Academies can be taken in any order within a license renewal cycle.

To meet the retraining requirements, you must complete specific approved administrator academies

  • Teacher evaluators :  Choose 1 professional practice designed for Teacher Evaluation 
    and a required student growth AA#3000
  • Principal Evaluators:  Take 1 Professional Practice designed for Principal Evaluation
    and required student growth AA#3001
  • Teacher and Principal Evalutors:  Choose 1 professional practice Teacher AA
    and a required student growth AA #3002

#11711  Planning for Continuous School Improvement with EBM and ESSA
  The focus of this workshop is to help school and district leaders understand the necessary components of an effective school improvement plan and how to include the Evidence-Based Funding Model and the ESSA Plan when writing the plan. Participants will dive into the 26 Elements of the Evidence-Based Funding Model; determine subgroups to track for accountability under ESSA; identify and assign possible roles to a potential school improvement team; develop an effective communication plan to keep all stakeholders informed of the school improvement plan; and identify the components of an effective school improvement plan. Participants will leave the workshop with several guiding documents that will assist them and their school improvement team in writing an effective school improvement plan.   School Report Card Data, Student Performance Data, and a list of school personnel should be brought to the workshop.  (This is Session 2 of 3 sessions for Continuous School Improvement see #11708 & #11714 for the other sessions)
Date:       October 25, 2018
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
ROE Moline
Audience:   K-12 Superintendents, Principals, and School Improvement Team Members
Presenter:  Ralph Grimm
Registration Deadline:  10/18/2018

#11717  Evaluator Retraining AA#1451
Administrators who evaluate teachers must demonstrate a high rate of inter‐rater reliability and communicate evaluation outcomes in constructive and supportive ways. This academy focuses on Domains 1 and 4 of Charlotte Danielson’s 2013 Framework for Teaching. This course requires participants to pre-conference, record data according to the Professional Practice Rubric, and participate in mock pre/post conferences as an evaluator, teacher, and observer.
Date:       November 19, 2018
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
ROE Moline
Audience:   Teachers and Administration
Presenter:  Ralph Grimm
Registration Deadline:  11/12/2018

#11558  Promoting Parent Engagement ISBE #1709

Administrators are trained on how to effectively build and maintain engagement in their parent population.  They are taught research based and best practice strategies to maximize the impact of their parental meetings.  At the end of this session, they will be able to successfully develop parent partnerships; including parents from diverse backgrounds, to improve communication and enhance student achievement.  Participants will learn how to use best practice strategies for sustained family-school partnerships. Participants will be able to describe the connection between facilitating a vision of learning and engaging families and the community in student success.  Participants will be able to develop an action plan using strategies and resources provided throughout this course to establish a family and community program.

Date:       June 19, 2018
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
ROE Moline
Cathy Martin
Registration Deadline:  

#11720  Principal Evaluator Competency Skills ISBE #1865
This Administrator’s Academy fulfills the State Professional Practice for Principal Evaluator.
The Administrative Academy seeks to improve interrater reliability in the assignment of performance evaluation ratings for principals.  Using case studies, participants will collect evidence and use the Illinois Standards for Principal Evaluation to evaluate and rate principal performance. 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.  In a collaborative and supportive way, participants will prepare a targeted professional development plan that considers past results and contributes 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 professional development plan is to communicate the outcomes and findings is such a manner that the principals and assistant principals set goals for improvement.  Participants will their personal biases while making these decisions.
Learning Target(s) or Outcomes(s):
1.  Participants will communicate evaluation findings in a constructive, support, and unbiased manner including analyzing indicators around the instructional environment.
2. Participants will apply the Illinois Standards for Principal Evaluation in the rating of an administrator and incorporate indicators about the instructional environment within schools.
3. Participants will demonstrate a high rate of inter-rater reliability, including data and evidence, with an understanding of personal bias and how to control for it when determining required performance evaluation ratings.
4. Participants will be able to use data (rubric, observation, student growth, other) to create a targeted professional development plan in collaboration with the principal.
Date:  December 6, 2018
Time:  8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Cost:  $200.00
Location:  ROE Moline
PD Hours:  Academy Credit
Audience:  Administrators
Presenter:  Ralph Grimm
Registration Deadline:  11/30/2018


To register online for these courses you can go upto the top of the screen and click on “Teacher Resources” then click on “professional development”  and click on “professional development registration” in the drop down box or click here Be sure to fill out the registration form and click submit.  For further information on all Administrator Academies please contact