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Professional Development Calendar

Administrator Academies

The Illinois Civics Hub has designed several Administrator Academies to support administrators and teacher leaders in implementing rigorous and relevant social studies-aligned standards and legislative mandates.

2/28/24: AA 3930- Deconstructing the Illinois Social Science Standards for Curriculum Design 6-12 (Chicago Heights)

4/18/24:  AA 4030- Deconstructing the IL Social Science Standards for Performance Assessments and High-Quality Instructional Materials K-5 (Chicago Heights)

4/23/24:  AA 4030- Deconstructing the IL Social Science Standards for Performance Assessments and High-Quality Instructional Materials 6-12 (Chicago Heights)

Guardians of Democracy Microcredential Courses

Developed in partnership with the Lou Frey Institute at the University of Central Florida and the Illinois Civics Hub, the Guardians of Democracy Program is an online professional development program with extended learning opportunities for interested 6-12 educators. Our goal is to support a national professional development program and establish a network of certified educators across disciplines that embrace the proven practices of civic education to equip young people for college, career, and civic life success.

This program is inspired by the landmark report, Guardian of Democracy: The Civic Mission of Schools, published by The Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania and the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools.

Bronze Level Entry Courses- 15 professional development credits from the DuPage Regional Office of Education OR 1 graduate credit from the University of St. Francis for an additional fee.

Gold Level Courses- 15 professional development credits from the DuPage Regional Office of Education OR 1 graduate credit from the University of St. Francis for an additional fee.

Asian American Experience: A Primer by Asian Americans  Advancing Justice – Chicago

These workshops, facilitated by Asian Americans Advancing Justice, prepare educators to include Asian American history, stories, and voices into the curriculum. This professional development workshop will model a lesson excerpt to K-12 educators that centers on Asian American themes and teaching resources. Two PD hours are available for participation through the Illinois Civics Hub at the DuPage Regional Office of Education. PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE FOR THE PD HOURS.

Other Professional Development Opportunities