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Research-based ongoing professional development opportunity

DeGarmo Hall

DeGarmo Hall at Illinois State University.

Here is an exciting opportunity for administrator leaders:

There are currently 47 National Board Professional Development Schools in Illinois led by administrator leaders. The NBRC is expanding this program to include an additional 25 schools/districts to take part in this opportunity during the 2017-2018 school year.

Members of the National Board Professional Development Schools will spend a year or more fostering personal and professional growth as they build collegial relationships. This program is school based and includes several research- based instructional strategies which focus on implementing effective teaching approaches that nurture critical thinking. Participants support each other in completing the National Board components, collaborate on adapting curriculum to the Illinois Learning Standards, and articulate teaching practices aligned with the Danielson Framework for Teaching while relating these topics to the school’s goals. Teachers expand leadership skills which are critical to serving the needs of students, schools and the teaching profession. The overall focus of the National Board Professional Development School program is to impact teaching and learning.

Please refer to this document for specific details about the National Board Professional Development School.

Important dates

  • March 27, 2017: Application submission
  • April 3, 2017: The NBRC will notify the schools/districts selected as one of the 25 cohorts to participate in the National Board Professional Development Schools program.

Call Debra Kasperski at (309) 438-1833 (work) or (815) 878-0509 (cell) for more information or to set up an appointment.