Professional Development at North Cook

      Administrator Academies (AA)

      • A learning experience in which Illinois school/district administrators participate to meet legislated requirements for continuous, high-quality, professional development (PD) to maintain PEL certification.

        • One AA course must be completed within each fiscal year that the administrator is working, totaling at least 6 hours.

        CREDIT EARNED: 1 AA or 6 PDHs


        Delivery Methods of PD

        IN-PERSON
        Face-to-face sessions delivered onsite with an instructor facilitating the PD 
        Location: at NCISC in Des Plaines

        ZOOM SESSION
        A synchronous (live) session delivered via Zoom in real-time with an instructor facilitating the PD 
        *Phone or Internet required
        Location: online via ZOOM

        ONLINE COURSE or ONLINE BOOK STUDY
        An asynchronous, self-directed, online course   
        *Internet required

        Learning occurs on the learner’s schedule within the required timeframe (see course description). Open enrollment allows for many participants to join a course at any given time. The instructor may post various instructional tasks for learners to engage in, such as: self-guided lesson modules, video content, reading articles, reviewing posted presentations, completing projects/assignments on the Canvas platform (similar to Schoology, Blackboard, and D2L).
        Location: online via Canvas

        BLENDED LEARNING
        A combination of online or virtual learning with a face-to-face experience facilitated by an instructor   
        *Phone or internet required
        Location: at NCISC and online via Zoom and/or Canvas

      Educator Workshops (PD)

      • A learning experience/continued training, in which Illinois educators participate to meet legislated requirements for continuous, high-quality, professional development (PD) to maintain PEL certification.

        Click here to view the ISBE Professional Development Hours (PDHs) Requirements

        CREDIT EARNED: PDHs (aligned to the number of hours engaged in learning; lunch excluded)


        Delivery Methods of PD

        IN-PERSON
        Face-to-face sessions delivered onsite with an instructor facilitating the PD 
        Location: at NCISC in Des Plaines

        ZOOM SESSION
        A synchronous (live) session delivered via Zoom in real-time with an instructor facilitating the PD 
        *Phone or Internet required
        Location: online via ZOOM

        ONLINE COURSE or ONLINE BOOK STUDY
        An asynchronous, self-directed, online course   
        *Internet required

        Learning occurs on the learner’s schedule within the required timeframe (see course description). Open enrollment allows for many participants to join a course at any given time. The instructor may post various instructional tasks for learners to engage in, such as: self-guided lesson modules, video content, reading articles, reviewing posted presentations, completing projects/assignments on the Canvas platform (similar to Schoology, Blackboard, and D2L).
        Location: online via Canvas

        BLENDED LEARNING
        A combination of online or virtual learning with a face-to-face experience facilitated by an instructor   
        *Phone or internet required
        Location: at NCISC and online via Zoom and/or Canvas

      Networking Meetings/Series

      • North Cook school and district leaders in like positions/roles meet regularly to share strategies, ideas, and issues, learn together, and collaborate to problem solve and maximize their potential.

        A North Cook ISC representative facilitates networking meetings which may be held on a single date or as part of a networking series.

        CREDIT EARNED: none


        Delivery Methods of PD

        IN-PERSON
        Face-to-face sessions delivered onsite with an instructor facilitating the PD 
        Location: at NCISC in Des Plaines

        ZOOM SESSION
        A synchronous (live) session delivered via Zoom in real-time with an instructor facilitating the PD 
        *Phone or Internet required
        Location: online via ZOOM

        ONLINE COURSE or ONLINE BOOK STUDY
        An asynchronous, self-directed, online course   
        *Internet required

        Learning occurs on the learner’s schedule within the required timeframe (see course description). Open enrollment allows for many participants to join a course at any given time. The instructor may post various instructional tasks for learners to engage in, such as: self-guided lesson modules, video content, reading articles, reviewing posted presentations, completing projects/assignments on the Canvas platform (similar to Schoology, Blackboard, and D2L).
        Location: online via Canvas

        BLENDED LEARNING
        A combination of online or virtual learning with a face-to-face experience facilitated by an instructor   
        *Phone or internet required
        Location: at NCISC and online via Zoom and/or Canvas

      Informational Meetings

      • Brief meetings centered around a specific topic of interest.

        CREDIT EARNED: none


        Delivery Methods of PD

        IN-PERSON
        Face-to-face sessions delivered onsite with an instructor facilitating the PD 
        Location: at NCISC in Des Plaines

        ZOOM SESSION
        A synchronous (live) session delivered via Zoom in real-time with an instructor facilitating the PD 
        *Phone or Internet required
        Location: online via ZOOM

        ONLINE COURSE or ONLINE BOOK STUDY
        An asynchronous, self-directed, online course   
        *Internet required

        Learning occurs on the learner’s schedule within the required timeframe (see course description). Open enrollment allows for many participants to join a course at any given time. The instructor may post various instructional tasks for learners to engage in, such as: self-guided lesson modules, video content, reading articles, reviewing posted presentations, completing projects/assignments on the Canvas platform (similar to Schoology, Blackboard, and D2L).
        Location: online via Canvas

        BLENDED LEARNING
        A combination of online or virtual learning with a face-to-face experience facilitated by an instructor   
        *Phone or internet required
        Location: at NCISC and online via Zoom and/or Canvas