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administrative academies

An Administrators’ Academy is a program in which Illinois school district administrators participate to meet legislated requirements for continuous professional development. The academy provides a means of offering opportunities for high-quality professional development. Through the Administrators’ Academy, practicing administrators with differing needs, interests, and schedules may increase their knowledge and skills in instructional leadership.

The Illinois State Board of Education approves the administrator academies that are developed by those state entities who have been granted authority to develop and manage this learning.

NEW! We also introduced Coaching Academies in 2021. These special events provide coaches a place to learn, network, and earn PDHs. Check out our upcoming events list here to see our latest Coaching Academy offerings. 

The following Administrator Academies are currently scheduled through Illinois Digital Educators Alliance:

    • May 25, 2022
    • June 15, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • Online

    Good leadership starts with taking good care of ourselves – physically and mentally so we can support and lead those around us. With a solid foundation in these areas, we are able to better lead others - our families, classrooms, organizations, and communities.

    Lead Yourself is a 4-week group program that combines asynchronous learning through short, pre-recorded videos with live, virtual facilitated discussions that solidify learning and provide opportunity for building community and connection. The goal of this program is to give participants an opportunity to learn about and explore their physical and mental self-care in a structured, focused, and accessible environment.

    Each week participants will learn key nutrition lessons, wellness strategies, mindfulness practices, and gentle movement techniques. Through a weekly group discussion participants will have the opportunity to share their successes, challenges, and learn from each other. At the end of the program each participant will have started incorporating some new physical and mental health practices that work specifically for them and their lifestyle. A weekly handout highlighting the week’s learning, reflection questions, and additional resources provides participants with a structured and focused way to remain engaged. With an added focus on organizational wellness, participants will also consider how to incorporate what they have learned into their teams, organization, and even into the classroom.

    This program will meet the Admin Academy credit for AA #3795. Participants will complete a "Reflection Guide" throughout the course. Time will be provided after each subsection for participants to reflect and generate areas specific to their own personal and professional growth and experiences where they need to focus in order to improve self-care practices.

    Illinois educators can earn 6 Admin Academy credits OR 6 PDHs

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