Due to COVID-19, face to face academies and professional development trainings through June 30, 2020 are being converted to online trainings or rescheduled to a future date. Many of the trainings will still take place in an online format. Our office will email you regarding any training modifications, rescheduled dates or cancelations.
We also have several fully online professional development opportunities listed on our home page.
Our professional development staff continue to be available daily M-F to assist all educators with their PD/Academy planning.
Please don’t hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 815.744.8334
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These half day sessions will cover the fundamental components of the needs assessment as well as the most effective way to complete it to drive your continuous improvement cycle. Participants will leave with an understanding of how to complete the rubric, what data drives the process and how to link the IQFSR to the required school improvement plan due June 30.
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These full day sessions will cover all the required components of the School Improvement Report that must be completed by June 30, 2021.
Join us in a book journey while earning PD hours from the comfort of home.
Summer PD Flyer – many fully online options available!
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A variety of approved Administrators’ Academy programs are offered at PDA throughout the year.View AA Workshops
Having a training or event at your location? We have expert presenters who can present a wide range of topics to your teachers and professional staff.
Trainings Onsite at Schools
Learn new skills and concepts you can use in your classroom or school and get the professional development you need.PD Trainings at the PDA
New! Explore our Online Workshops to learn new skills and strategies anytime, anywhere! Get Professional Development on your schedule.
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Join your fellow educators as we read and discuss timely, impactful books related to education. This interactive online training will introduce an inspiring new book each month.
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The PDA is an approved Illinois Empower Professional Learning Partner in all three priority areas under IARSS. We can assist your school with the Illinois Empower application, school improvement process, work plan, Illinois Quality Framework and more.
IQF PDA 2021
T-SIP PDA Training 2021
Illinois Empower Video
ESSA Support Group Oct. FY21
We provide onsite staff development, public workshops, graduate education courses and degree programs, consulting services, meeting facilitation, event educational planning services and technical assistance to schools and other agencies.
The Professional Development Alliance is a one-stop source for all of your professional development needs. We will design, provide or arrange for any professional development programs, materials and/or services to help meet your goals.