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Introducing IDEA Academies: Professional development opportunities for school admins and coaches!

October 13, 2021 10:20 AM | Ashley

If you’ve checked out our event calendar lately, you’ve probably noticed how jam-packed it is. 

Here at IDEA, we do our best to provide numerous (and fun!) opportunities for educators to earn their required professional development hours (PDHs). We have webinars, bootcamps, cohorts, and even playgrounds. 

This month, you may have also noticed the word “academy” on the list. So, what is that all about?


Well, we talk a lot about teachers, but IDEA is dedicated to ALL educators - including administrators and coaches! The IDEA Academies are for those educators who don’t necessarily fall into the “teacher” bucket. 

IDEA is here to help you earn your professional development hours in a fun, interactive environment. 

Here is what we have planned so far:

  • IDEA Admin Academy | Leveraging Ed Tech to Connect With the Future (AA #3019)

    This course, facilitated by Stan Gorbatkin, is designed to support district leaders in the development, evolution, implementation, and promotion of programs and initiatives which will best support students in the future. 

    Join us on Dec. 16, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Joliet, iL. Click here to register.

  • IDEA Coaching Academy

    Don’t worry, coaches -- We didn’t forget about you! Join us and our friends at TCEA November 11 and 12 for a two-day networking event dedicated to helping you be the best coach you can be. Check out the schedule here

    If you missed out on our Coaching Academy, you can catch the virtual replay through Jan. 1! Click here to register and earn PDHs on your own time. 

Watch your inbox and follow IDEA on social (@ideaillinois) for more details on future academies. Click here to view all upcoming IDEA events. 

Questions? Email our team at

Call: 630 628 1088

2735 Hassert Blvd.

Ste 135 PMB 304

Naperville, Illinois 60564

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