Education & Coaching QEC

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Pick Your Location: Central, South, or Chicago/North. Bring Your Lunch!

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Bring Your Brown Bag Lunch and Join Us on ZOOM for QECs!

The Education and Coaching QEC will be held virtually FOUR times during the 2020-2021 calendar year. Education and Coaching QECs will meet:

  • October 19, 2020
  • December 3, 2020
  • February 1, 2021
  • April 26, 2021

QECs meet from 10:00am—1:00pm. Regiter for the QEC group closest to you (Central, South or Chicago) and be prepared for a....

UNIQUE LEARNING EXPERIENCE....designed special for YOU!


Most professionals, like you, learn about new tools and developments in their field not by reading journals, but by consulting their colleagues. Colleagues are not only sources of information. They are also sources of judgement about how valid and useful information will be. Each QEC helps "pull" insights from each participant when they need it, rather than "pushing" it out to them. Most of us have had the experience of sitting through long discussions that were not immediately relevant. Even when there are gems of insights in these discussions, they are hard to pull out and remember. Most of us learn best when faced with a problem and need ideas to solve it, when we "pull" information currently relevant. Your Quality Enrichment Circle is designed to respond to pull rather than push information out to people.

During the QEC meetings participants will share ideas & insights, help each other solve problems and develop a common practice or approach. Participants engage in joint activities and discussions. They build relationships that enable them to learn from each other. They develop a shared repertoire of resources: experiences, stories, tools, ways of addressing recurring problems—in short a shared practice that includes: Problem solving, Requests for information, Seeking experience, Reusing assets, Coordination and synergy, Discussing developments, Documentation projects, Visits, Mapping knowledge and Identifying gaps. During the QEC meetings participants will share ideas & insights, help each other solve problems and develop a common practice or approach.

Content Area Experts: Each Quality Enrichment Circle will be facilitated by a Content Area Expert, a respected peer who has the on the ground experience, extensive knowledge and skill in their content area.

QEC Content/Agenda Topics Will Be Driven & Decided By YOU! Potential Themes to be Included in Education & Coaching QEC:

Issues and strategies related to COVID-19 will be front and center of all QECs. Additional topics related to School Readiness Planning—Systems Approach, Data Analysis / Planning for Program Improvements, CLASS / Implementation Planning, Professional development to improve CLASS scores, Practice Based Coaching—Supporting Change in Teacher’s Practices, QRIS , Intentional Teaching—Planning for CLASS, Gateways (Credentials/Registry), Resources for coaches, managing teacher fatigue/stress, communication systems, supervision and coaching, case loads, alignment with other professional development activities, support around CLASS, coaching companion, TLC (Together, Learning & Collaborating), Online coach training, Collaborative Coaching Partnerships, Planning Goals and Action Steps, Engaging in Focused Observations, Refecting on and Sharing Feedback about Teaching Practices, State Systems, Continuous Quality Improvement, Serving Dual Language Learners-Policy and Practices, Engaging FamiliesSuccessful Transitions, Dealing With Challenging Behaviors, RTI, Autistic Children, Revised Child Outcomes Framework.

Registration Fee is $295.00 per person for IHSA Agency Members and $445.00 for Non-Members. Registration fee includes all four QEC meetings.

*Due to the nature of the group and the relationships being built among peers, IHSA encourages the registrant to be available to attend all four meetings and discourages (but does not prohibit) having a different person attend in the original registrant's place.

** Please note that once a registration is submitted, full payment is due and no refunds will be issued. **

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