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Legislation, Acceleration, and Accountability:

What Administrators Need to Know

Friday, February 7, 2020 (8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)

In conjunction with the 25th annual SILVER IAGC Conference, an Administrative Academy is being offered on Friday, February 7,

    • 02/07/2020
    • 8:15 AM - 3:15 PM
    • Chicago Marriott Naperville, Naperville, IL
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    Legislation, Acceleration, and Accountability: What Administrators Need to Know 

    Administrator Academy #3011 

    This academy is being offered at no charge as a part of the Annual Conference.  To receive academy credit, full day attendance and completion of the Application Dissemination is required.

    To be admitted, please register on this page. Registration is also required for the Friday of the Conference.  

    This Administrators Academy is targeted to district superintendents and district level administrators. It also presents useful information for school principals.

    This course will increase awareness and  knowledge about acceleration, an evidence-based intervention for meeting the needs of high-ability learners.  The course reviews policy and legislation pertaining to acceleration.  Participants will align their district acceleration policies with the Illinois Accelerated Placement Act that requires districts to have a policy that allows for early entrance to kindergarten and first grade, whole-grade acceleration, and subject acceleration.  Participants will also gain resources and knowledge to implement, review, and improve policies to meet the  needs of high-ability learners.

    Participants will be able to 

    (1) understand the legal, equity, and policy implications with respect to meeting the needs of high-ability learners; 

    (2) understand the Accelerated Placement Act and its purpose; 

    (3) understand the components of model acceleration policies and identify supporting resources; 

    (4) evaluate district/school acceleration policy in accordance with the Accelerated Placement Act and equitable, evidence-based practices; and 

    (5) synthesize information and develop or improve the district plan to align district policy with the Accelerated Placement Act and effectively meet the needs of high-ability learners, including those from special needs and underserved populations.

    Reporting requirements for IL School Report Card data  and ESSA related to high ability learners will also be addressed.

    • 06/12/2020
    • State House Inn; 101 East Adams Street; Springfield, IL 62701

    Springfield Summer Workshop:

    June 12, 2020 

    "Sharpening Focus on Advanced Learners"

    This special day of learning is for teachers, school administrators, school psychologists, social workers, and parents.  Presentations will focus on evidenced-based practices for developing talent in advanced learners from all cultures and backgrounds, providing equitable access to advanced programming, and acceleration.  

    The afternoon will include breakout sessions providing strategies, tools, and resources for classroom teachers to meet the social-emotional and academic needs of advanced learners.

    Administrator Academy #3011 "Acceleration, Legislation, and Accountability: What Administrators Need to Know" will run concurrently with the Workshop on Friday, June 12, 2020.


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