Workshop Information

Tips for Completing a Workshop Proposal

  • To access the workshop application you will need to log in with your complete email address.
  • Before completing an application online, we suggest you create a draft proposal by printing the PDF APPLICATION and discuss the workshop with your supervisor.
  • You do not have to submit a description for your workshop. A preset description will automatically appear upon your choice of a specific Knowledge/Skill Area.
  • Please be specific in your description of final product(s) to be developed.
  • Applications must be completed in one sitting, please allow yourself enough time to complete application in its entirety.

Workshop Priorities

This year the priorities for district and building workshops will link with the District’s three goals and/or be related to the alignment, implementation and assessment of an ensured and viable curriculum.   Workshops may also enable staff to qualify for recertification (CPDU) credit. In accordance with the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Guidelines for Recertification, a workshop must relate to one of the following Knowledge and Skill Areas to receive approval for recertification credit:

  • Teaching Diverse Students 
  • Content Area and Pedagogical Knowledge
  • Planning for Differentiated Instruction
  • Learning Environment
  • Instructional Delivery
  • Reading, Writing, and Oral Communication
  • Assessment 
  • Collaborative Relationships 
  • Professionalism, Leadership, and Advocacy

You are encouraged to develop your proposal in cooperation with staff and other administrators who have an interest in the workshop topic. We also encourage you to relate your proposals to the topics listed above and to focus your workshop outcomes on useable products, (e.g., assessment tasks; unit designs; programs; action plans; presentations; etc.). We also ask that you try to avoid conflicts with other districtwide workshops which are likely to have audiences which overlap with yours.

Proposals will be reviewed thoroughly for their potential contributions to the District, relationship to the ISBE Recertification guidelines, and for their cost effectiveness. Please provide as much information as you can to help us understand what you are proposing and what this activity will produce. Remember, to qualify as a District workshop participants must be from three or more buildings. It is likely that we will have more proposals than we can fund, so it will be to your advantage to read the guidelines carefully and be thorough in your planning.

If you have any questions regarding the application process for summer workshops, please contact the Professional Learning Office (X7732) or your Associate Principal for Staff Development.



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