This is the twelfth year in which CEC and SMART Learning Systems have collaborated to offer the Illinois SMART School Academy.  The purpose of the Academy is to build sustainable district capacity for implementing the five-step, data-driven SMART School Improvement Process.

This year, the Academy is planned as a combination of virtual training and in-person coaching. For details, please download the Overview and other documents that appear below.

Training schedule:

The Academy is organized into 16 two-hour training modules clustered in 4 training sessions:

Session I modules:

     September 22     9:00 – 11:00

     September 23     12:30 – 2:30

     September 29     9:00 – 11:00

     September 30     12:30 – 3:30

Session II modules:

     November 3     9:00 – 11:00

     November 4     12:30 – 2:30

     November 17    9:00 – 11:00

     November 18    12:30 – 2:30

Session III modules:

     February 2     9:00 – 11:00

     February 2     12:30 – 2:30

     February 9     9:00 – 11:00

     February 10    12:30 – 2:30

Session IV modules:

     April 20     9:00 – 11:00

     April 21     12:30 – 2:30

     April 27     9:00 – 11:00

     April 28     12:30 – 2:30

Coaching begins before Session I Training to help teams prepare. Teams will schedule their coaching sessions with their SMART Master Coach.

Benefits:

Each Academy participant receives 2 books, PowerPoints, Participant Manual, coaching style inventory, My SMART Journal for capturing reflections and notes, and access to online collaborative spaces on Google Drive, Schoology and dedicated Web pages.

Academy graduates have continuing access to updates of tools, training materials and other support. Administrator Credit will be available. 

Cost:

The cost of the year-long Academy is $3000 per participant. Your Academy team must include 2 or more representatives to build internal district capacity.

Registration:

Use this link to register via the CEC Website.

Information to share:

2021-22 Illinois SMART School Academy – Overview

2021-22 Illinois SMART School Academy – FAQs

2021-22 Illinois SMART School Academy – Description and Objectives

2021-22 Illinois SMART School Academy – Build Your District Capacity

Questions?

Please contact Crystal Conley via crystal.conley@cecweb.org.

This Academy is presented by SMART Learning Systems and The Consortium for Educational Change

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