In order to more effectively serve Illinois children and families, the State is aligning and transforming state and local systems to assure collective impact across service sectors. 


On September 18-19, Erika Hunt and Lisa Hood attended the 2017 Annual Grantee Convening hosted by the W. Clement & Jessie V.


On September 20, Lisa Hood a member of the Early Development Instrument Advisory Committee  attended the 2nd convening to receive an update on the use of the EDI in 4 communities in Illinois.


On Monday, September 25, Lisa Hood presented Part 1 of the 2-part series on Student Learning Objectives in the evaluation process in Early Child Classrooms.  Part 2 of this series was presented on October 2, by Drs. Hood & Pam Rosa.


Upcoming webinar: On October 24, 9am to noon, Drs. Hood & Rosa will present an Illinois Administrators Academy on Maximizing the Charlotte Danielson Framework in Early Childhood Classrooms for the Illinois Principals Association (IL Administrators Academy credits). 


Sharing a Vision Conference in Peoria, IL


Teachers and leaders will deepen their knowledge of the Planning, Teaching, Observation, and Reflection teacher evaluation process and leave with a toolkit to strengthen their next evaluation experience.

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Resources for early childhood professionals and those serving the early childhood community.

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The following resources focus on the educational climate and betterment of those serving the K–12 educational community.

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The following is a list of recent resources for those focused on the professional improvement of teachers, principals, and other educational leaders.

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Here are some new resources and news for the field of higher education.

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The following resources might be helpful to school districts and the community partners who work with them.