Professional Development

Professional development opportunities linked to district and building goals and initatives.

When signing up for PD that is off-site, a Request to Attend Professional Meetings form must be submitted to your building principal.

Request to Attend Professional Meetings

Travel Reimbursement Guidelines Conference Reimbursement

College Course Approval Form

Every Day - Calendar

IEA Professional Development Calendar

The IEA sponsors several PD opportunities every day on a variety of subjects and at multiple levels. Some are online while others require some travel. Most are after school.


Tuesdays - Register Now

3:30-4:00 pm - Various Technology Topics

These workshops are on a variety of topics and presented by a myriad of experts. Available in real time and on demand.

LOCATION: Online (Learning Technology Center of Illinois)

Starting March 13-Register Now

2019 OnlineIMPACT Spring Workshops through ISU College of Education

Meeting the Needs of ELLs: Strategies for General Education Classrooms (March 13, 2019 to April 16, 2019)

Illinois Civics is Back (March 13, 2019 to April 23, 2019)

Implementing the Eight Mathematical Practices in the Elementary School Classroom (March 13, 2019 to April 30, 2019)

Designing a Multidisciplinary Unit of Study: PreK to Second Grade (March 20, 2019 to April 10, 2019)

Math Talks: Engaging Students in Daily Discourse K-6 (March 20, 2019 to April 23, 2019)

Math Concepts to Support Algebraic Thinking (March 20, 2019 to May 7, 2019)

Planning a Close Reading Lesson Step by Step: Grades 3-6 (March 27, 2019 to May 7, 2019)

Using Digital Assessment Tools in the Classroom (March 27, 2019 to May 7, 2019)

Supporting Diverse Learners: Teaching Who Shows Up! (April 3, 2019 to May 8, 2019)

Organization and Innovation with Google Forms (April 17, 2019 to May 28, 2019)

LOCATION: Online, self-directed courses. Varying prices (would need to be approved for reimbursement)

Tuesdays - Register Now

4:00-6:00 pm - Various STEAM Topics

This workshop will give support to those wanting to implement components of STEAM into their youth development activities. Those who attend this workshop will learn about STEAM resources that are available through Extension and in the community, how to implement STEAM and will allow time to collaborate with other STEAM professionals to practice and create lesson plans and activities.

March 19 - Junk Drawer and Maker Space

LOCATION: McLean County U of I Extension office at 1615 Commerce Parkway, Bloomington, IL 61704

March 28 - Register Now

9:00-3:00- Mediation to Restore Respect

Unresolved conflicts in schools build barriers to learning, including low motivation, lack of focus, and disruptive behaviors that remove students from the classroom. With the passage of SB 100, Illinois school districts are seeking restorative interventions that build positive school relationships and model social skills. Data show mediation as highly effective in repairing relationships and boosting understanding across racial lines. The goal of mediation is to restore the respect so teachers can teach and students can learn. This workshop will share evidence-based restorative mediation techniques for use with teachers and students in Grades K-12. The workshop will show the process of starting a teacher-student mediation program, conducting successful mediations, and collecting and monitoring data to measure the effectiveness of the interventions. The workshop will also show how to use the technique to mediate conflicts between students to stop aggressive and bullying behaviors.

LOCATION: ROE 9, 3358 Big Pine Trail, Champaign, IL

June 3-6 - Register Now

8:00-4:00 - Responsive Classroom - Level 1 Training

Level 1 training is a four day training for teachers grades K-8. Teachers must attend the training all four days. After October 30th, any remaining seats will be made available to teachers outside the district.

The district will cover the $725 registration fee. No stipends will be paid for attending.

LOCATION: Middletown Prairie Elementary

Webinars available at any time!

Hour-Long Webinars

This is free training on art integration and STEAM in the classroom. You'll earn a PD certificate and all materials are included.

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

ASCD offers archived webinars for free to members and non-members. All hand-outs and resources are included. Registration is required, but all webinars are FREE! Various topics and speakers are represented. Find one that fits your goals and needs now!

This course was created by the Military Families Learning Network's Early Intervention Team to explore childhood trauma, disability, and trauma-informed practices in early childhood settings (birth to five). This self-paced, interactive module includes four units which cover the prevalence and impact of trauma, manifestation of trauma in young children, providing trauma-informed supports, and preventing future trauma. It is designed to be a high-level overview of the topic and a starting point for professionals working with young children and their families.

There is an optional research component to the module consisting of one survey before the module and one survey after completing the module. Participants in the research portion will be eligible to receive a $10 Amazon gift card.

Edweb offers webinars for free in real time and archived. The calendar feature lists up coming webinars throughout the month (usually held between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.) and the archives list any previously held webinars.Various topics and speakers represented. Learn about topics that interest you on your time!

IL Virtual School offers many different virtual courses on a myriad of topics for various price tags. The prices and credit hours are listed next to the course descriptions. You can also view a demo course before buying to ensure it's the choice for you! ***If you are planning to apply for reimbursement, you'll need to have these approved.

Simple K-12 offers some free events. Most are an hour or under and held during the school day at various times. Registration is limited for most events, so claim your spot(s) early!