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An Agency of the Regional Offices of Education for Will and Grundy - Kendall Counties
Phone: (815) 744-8334   Registration: (815) 744-8337   Fax: (815) 744-8396  
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Inservice Offerings

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The Professional Development Alliance has developed a talented network of internal and external presenters who are prepared to present a wide range of topics to your teachers and professional staff during Inservice Days. Let us know the area that you want to target and your goals for the day, and we will assist you.

 

Common Inservice Topic Areas

Choosing a topic for your inservice day can be a challenge.  In general, we recommend that you allow your School Improvement Plan to guide you.  Let us help to spark some ideas with the following list of the areas in which we receive the most requests for inservice presenters:

 

Administrators' Academies

In addition to sending your administrators to the PDA for Administrators' Academy opportunities, you can also host Academies right at your district during an Inservice, Institute or School Improvement day.  This is a cost-effective way of helping your Type 75 personnel meet their annual Academy requirements.  To find out more, contact Betty Dombrowski at (815) 744-8334.

 

Classroom Management

  • Research-Based Classroom Management and Instructional Practices
  • Systems Development to Increase Student Engagement and Development
  • Problem Solving and Coaching
  • And many more...

Contact us at (815) 744-8334.

 

Diverse Populations

  • Helping Students of Poverty to Succeed
  • Meeting the Needs of Gifted Learners
  • And many more...

Contact us  at (815) 744-8334.

 

 

Standardized Assessments (ISAT, PSAE, ACT, etc.)

  • How the ISAT (Reading/Writing/Math) Test is Scored
  • Instructional Techniques that Impacts (Reading/Writing/Math) ISAT Test Scores
  • Preparing Students for Extended Response Questions in (Reading/Writing/Math)
  • And many more...

Contact: Hallie Brenczewski at (815) 744-8334.

 

 

ELL / ESL /ENL

  • Communicating with the Parents of ELL Students
  • Assessment and Accountability for English Language Learners
  • Helping English Language Learners to Meet the Standards
  • And many more...

Contact Jim Harvey at (815) 744-8334.

 

Formative Assessment

  • Aligning Standards-Based Curriculum and Classroom Level Assessment
  • Using Classroom Assessment to Promote Student Learning and Motivation
  • Keys to Building Quality Classroom Assessment
  • SAC Training/Coaching
  • And many more...

Contact Jim Harvey at (815) 744-8334.

 

Mathematics

  • Differentiating Mathematics Instruction
  • Math Games and Puzzles
  • Problem-Solving and Mathematical Thinking
  • And many more...

Contact Hallie Brenczewski at (815) 744-8334.

 

Reading and Writing

  • Vocabulary Development
  • 6-Trait Writing
  • And many more...

Contact us at (815) 744-8334.

 

Response to Intervention (RtI) and Differentiation

  • Aligning Your Core Curriculum
  • Effective Teaming and Problem Solving
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Co-Teaching
  • Data-Driven Decision Making
  • Flexible Grouping and Interventions
  • And many more...

Contact us at (815) 744-8334.

 

 

Special Education

  • Classroom Management Strategies
  • Research-Based Instructional Strategies that Support Student Achievement
  • Co-Teaching
  • Effective Instructional Strategies for Students with ADD/ADHD
  • And many more...

Contact us at (815) 744-8334.

 

 

Standardized Assessments (ISAT, PSAE, ACT, etc.)

  • How the ISAT (Reading/Writing/Math) Test is Scored
  • Instructional Techniques that Impacts (Reading/Writing/Math) ISAT Test Scores
  • Preparing Students for Extended Response Questions in (Reading/Writing/Math)
  • And many more...

Contact Hallie Brenczewski at (815) 744-8334.

 

 

Standards and Curriculum

  • SAC Classroom Training and Ongoing Coaching for Teacher Teams
  • Establishing Clear Learning Targets for Students
  • Effective Instructional Feedback
  • And many more...

Contact Jim Harvey at (815) 744-8334.

 

Technology (Instructional)

  • Utilizing Web 2.0 Tools in the Classroom
  • Using a SmartBoard in the Classroom
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Using Digital Cameras in the Classroom
  • Integrating Technology to Improve Student Achievement
  • Integrating Podcasting, Blogs, and Wikis into the Curriculum
  • And many more...

Contact us at (815) 744-8334.

 

Technology (Non-Instructional)

  • Microsoft Excel Training
  • Microsoft Word Training
  • Creating a FileMaker Pro Database
  • Creating a Microsoft Access Database
  • And many more...

Contact Joel Rogers at (815) 744-8334.


 
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