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Professional Development Newsletter
The Regional Office of Education #11 is committed to providing educators and support staff with high quality professional development. The PD Newsletter contains a non-comprehensive listing of the upcoming opportunities our office will be offering.
Important Educator Updates from
Illinois State Board of Education
To prevent the Educator Licensure Information System (ELIS) from overloading due to increased user traffic, ISBE will stagger renewal periods for educators according to license type.
- Educators who hold a PEL and ELS-CTE license, with an expiration of 6/30/2018, may renew beginning April 1, 2018.
- Educators who hold an ELS-PARA license, with an expiration of 6/30/2018, may renew beginning April 15, 2018.
- Educators who hold a SUB license, with an expiration of 6/30/2018, may renew beginning May 1, 2018.
The “renewal” hot link in educators’ action centers will not be activated until the dates identified above. Keep in mind that professional development for this renewal cycle must be completed by June 30, 2018 and all licenses eligible for renewal must be renewed by August 31, 2018.
Beginning April 1, 2017 educators can carry over unused professional development hours completed between April 1st and June 30th of the final years of their renewal cycle to the next five-year renewal cycle. Educators should not record unused professional development in ELIS until July 1st of the next renewal cycle.
How do I record my Professional Development Hours in ELIS? Click here
The deadline has passed for educators who wish to receive the gifted education teacher endorsement under the grandfathering provisions.
Please check the Illinois State Board of Education’s website for additional information on requirements and training by clicking here.
Professional Development Coordinator
Additional Professional Development Opportunities
Illinois Reading First
Illinois Principals Association
ECON Illinois, Northern Illinois University
Douglas Hart Nature Center
Eastern Illinois Area of Special Education (EIASE)
Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Raising Student Achievement Conference (December)
Directions Midwest Education Conference (June)
Submission of an Administrator Academy
Would you like to submit a course proposal for an Administrator Academy? Please visit Illinois State Board of Education’s website for additional information and forms by clicking here.