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Retraining Academy Information
Summary of Teacher/Principal Performance Evaluation Qualifications
This document provides information on teacher and principal evaluator qualifications. Use this as a guide to maintain your evaluator certification. Contact Krissy at email@example.com if you have questions regarding deadlines for evaluator retraining. This document is very helpful regarding what academies you need. This chart is found on the last page of the previous document.
FY24 Evaluator Retraining Opportunities
AA#1451 - Teacher Evaluator Retraining Domains 1 and 4. This academy will be held virtually on August 15th, 2023. Register here!
AA#1452 - Teacher Evaluator Retraining: Focusing on aligning teacher development with school improvement goals. This academy will be held virtually on May 7th, 2024. Register here!
AA#3000 - Using Student Growth Data in Evaluations. This virtual academy will be held on January 12th, 2024. Register here!
Other Administrator Academies Offered
AA#1374 - Implementing a Social and Emotional System School-Wide.
Brandon Wright will provide participants with the research and tools, with a focus on the legal perspective, needed to support implementing Social-Emotional Learning system-wide to improve conditions for learning and student achievement.
AA#2001 - Initial Teacher Evaluator Training.
This two-day Academy is designed for individuals who are seeking the Initial Training Qualification for Teacher Evaluation. All new teacher evaluators in Illinois will need to pass AA#2001 on the topic of Initial Teacher Evaluation training. This training replaces the existing initial teacher evaluation training provided through Growth Through Learning CEC & TeachScape and aligns to the competencies for Part 50, Section 50.420 (a-b). Here are a few options this summer.
What is my PD requirement?
How many hours are required?
120 hours per 5 year cycle
If I am not working in the schools but hold a PEL, am I required to complete PD?
If you are NOT working in a position that requires your PEL then you are EXEMPT from all PD requirements for those years. Be sure to update your PD status on your ELIS account.
Can college credit hours count towards PD?
Yes. 1 college credit hour is equivalent to 15 PD hours. Be sure to convert your hours when uploading PD.
What do I need to do after I finish a college class for PD?
Send an official sealed copy of transcripts to your local ROE and we will upload them to your account. You are responsible for inserting PD on your ELIS account.
What forms does a school principal need to use for PD activities?
Each workshop participant is required to complete the 77-21A and return to the principal at the end of the activity.
Participants will need form 77-21B for their records (principals should keep one BLANK copy for their records).
Principals must keep a sign-in sheet for each activity (See pages 3-4 of Requirements and Guidelines)
73-58 must be completed by the principal
ISBE requires ALL providers to keep a record of each activity including ALL documentation listed above.
How many PD hours do I owe for licensure renewal?
PEL (teaching/CTE/School Support Personnel): 120 hours *holding IDFPR will fulfill all 120 hours required *
PEL (Administrative): 100 PD hours and 1 AA per fiscal year that you are employed in a position that requires an administrative endorsement for 50% or more FTE.
PEL (National Board Status): If you hold a valid National Board Certificate, your overall PD owed is reduced by 60 PD hours.
Can I enter hours from out of state colleges? How do I know what "counts" as PD?
PD can only be entered from Illinois Approved PD providers. This current list can be found here.