Professional Learning Opportunities

Check below to see our professional learning opportunities. All activities have Professional Learning Credit available. ESSER funds can be used.

Select activity for more details ⇅ Cost ⇅ Date(s) ⇅
Coaching for Equity in a Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS) (Learning Network)
Targeted to those that provide support to classroom teachers and students through such activities as observation and feedback, modeling, interpretation of data, implementation of tier 2 or tier 3 interventions, and other activities which support the implementation of a Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS) at the school level.   This Learning Network will enhance a variety of necessary skills such as: Coaching knowledge and skills; Partnership Principles in coaching; Team and meeting best practices; Communication with other staff, students, families, and community stakeholders; Data collection, analysis, and decision-making; Intervention goal writing and analysis of progress monitoring data to assess student success.
Session 1: September 20, 2022
Session 2: October 18, 2022
Session 3: November 15, 2022
Session 4: December 13, 2022
Session 5: January 17, 2023
Session 6: February 21, 2023
Session 7: March 21, 2023
Session 8: April 18, 2023
Session 9: May 16, 2023

Target Audience: MTSS Coordinators, MTSS coaches, MTSS Directors, Principals/Assistant Principals with MTSS responsibilities
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: Virtual
Credit Available: 14 PD Hours
Cost: $600.00 (Group Discount Available)

Registration is extended until October 18. Don't worry, the first session is recorded for you. Please join us!

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$600 9/20/2022; 10/18/2022; 11/15/2022; 12/13/2022; 1/17/2023; 2/21/2023; 3/21/2023; 4/18/2023; 5/16/2023
Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS) Essentials for School Level Leadership Teams (Learning Network)
Targeted to those who support administrators, teachers, and school-based leadership teams to facilitate implementation of an equitable Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS) at the district and school levels for academics, behavior, and social-emotional at all 3 tiers.  This Learning Network will enhance a variety of necessary skills such as: Monitoring for compliance and adherence to district MTSS processes and procedures;  Modeling and facilitating data-based decision making Identifying a process and resources for selecting evidence-based interventions;  Communicating with all stakeholders (for example intervention updates, meeting agendas, meeting outcomes, data analysis, student interventions, student outcomes, and family communication); Assessing MTSS professional development needs at all tiers Providing coaching and assistance to educators in order to improve student achievement, instructional practices and attendance; Coordinating and facilitating meetings with staff, students, and families to ensure consistency;  Creating, monitoring, and utilizing universal practices (universal screener and defined cut scores) to identify students who are in need of tiered intervention;  Defining problems, analyzing data, and developing action plans as part of a continuous improvement cycle; Developing and refining an equitable MTSS.
Session 1: September 22, 2022
Session 2: October 20, 2022
Session 3: November 17, 2022
Session 4: December 15, 2022
Session 5: January 19, 2023
Session 6: February 16, 2023
Session 7: March 16, 2023
Session 8: April 20, 2023
Session 9: May 18, 2023

Target Audience: School-level leadership teams and others with MTSS responsibilities
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Virtual
Credit Available: 14 PD Hours
Cost: $600.00 (Group Discount Available)

Registration is extended until October 18. Don't worry, the first session is recorded for you. Please join us!

Register

$600 9/22/2022; 10/20/2022; 11/17/2022; 12/15/2022; 1/19/2023; 2/16/2023; 3/16/2023; 4/20/2023; 5/18/2023
Developing an MTSS Guidebook to Support Fidelity and Sustainability (Learning Network)
The MTSS 101 professional learning supports the development and revision of a MTSS Manual by school or district teams contextualized for their own context. This is presented as five online sessions of 90 minutes each. Each session includes professional learning with activities and opportunities to collaborate with, and learn from each other. Handouts will be provided for attendees to use to create, refine or support an MTSS handbook for their school or district. By connecting in a Learning Network to examine best practices, reflect on current practice, and gather insights on possible revisions of practice, participants will grow professionally and help strengthen their current school or district's MTSS framework, policies, and procedures.
Session 1: October 18, 2022
Session 2: November 15, 2022
Session 3: December 13, 2022
Session 4: January 17, 2023
Session 5: February 21, 2023
Session 6: March 21, 2023
Session 7: April 18, 2023
Session 8: May 16, 2023
Session 9: May 30, 2023

Target Audience: PK-12 District Admins, PK-12 Building Admins, Coaches
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Virtual
Credit Available: 14 PD Hours
Cost: $600.00 (Group Discount Available)

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$600  10/18/2022; 11/15/2022; 12/13/2022; 1/17/2023; 2/21/2023; 3/21/2023; 4/18/2023; 5/16/2023; 5/30/2023

 

If you have questions, please contact us at ilmtss@niu.edu.

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CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS: If you are unable to attend, please contact us at ilmtss@niu.edu. Full refunds will be made until the first session of each Learning Network. All costs are due on or before the session. Professional learning opportunities are generally contingent on minimum enrollments. All fees will be refunded if a workshop is canceled. Early registration is encouraged!