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

Nita Covid.mp4

Nita Bachman explains our Covid-19 protocols for staff.

This is a recording of the PD given 8/14/2020

This is a recording of the PD given 9/14/2020

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.

LOCATION: Varies

UIUC Webinars -

Preparing Students for a Diverse World: LAS’ Role in Increasing Cultural Competence: https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_pt60ciu2


The Human Factor: Providing Cultural, Linguistic and Historical Context to Modern Debates: https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_tf8n6022


Student Experiential Learning Through Service & Public Engagement: https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_15el6e35


The full line up is here (there might be others of interest to you professionally or personally): https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/channel/LAS%2BImpact%2B2020/187820863

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)

Lucy Calkins Writing

Postponed Lucy Calkins training coming June 2021!

LOCATION: TBD

August 2-5 - Register

8:30-3:30 - Responsive Classroom Level I Training

Preference will be given those who have not been previously trained.

LOCATION: MPE

Choose from several PD topics

Choose from several PD topics

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.

Videos on implementing different aspects of Lucy Calkins' Units of Study.

Other Lucy Calkins PD

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!