Welcome to the TrueNorth Professional Learning Opportunities
We are excited to offer you a variety of Professional Learning Opportunities presented by TrueNorth staff and guest speakers. Here is the most recent Professional Learning Catalog that gives you an "at a glance" look at the upcoming courses. To register, please login to your MIDAS account.
- Have a question about our department, learning opportunities, MIDAS, or a general question? Check out our FAQ page!
- Can't find the answer you were looking for? Contact the TrueNorth Professional Learning Team: email@example.com
For more information, please contact:
Lindsay Kiraly, Director of Professional Learning and Coaching
760 Red Oak Lane
Highland Park, IL 60035
(847) 831 5100 x2415
NSSED Cooperative Wide Professional Learning System
Empower diverse learners* to collaborate in order to develop equitable and inclusive learning environments, which leads to actions that impact student growth and potential.
*A Learner is everyone/anyone
Professional learning is designed to refine and expand knowledge, skills, attitudes, and practices in order to impact student growth through intentional, continuous, and collaborative engagement.
High Expectations: Ambitious goals lead to powerful actions and outcomes.
Diversity: Diversity and inclusivity strengthen an organization and improve its decisions and outcomes.
Impact: Evaluation and reflection strengthen performance and results.
Collaboration: An organization’s culture and climate build shared responsibility for learning that encourages student growth.
Shared Leadership/ Expertise: As a cooperative wide community we can solve our most complex problems by tapping internal expertise and knowing when to utilize outside resources.
Empowerment: Learners develop personalized plans that are relevant and meaningful to support their continuous improvement.
PROFESSIONAL LEARNING STANDARDS *
Learning Communities: Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students occurs within learning communities committed to continuous improvement, collective responsibility, and goal alignment.
Leadership: Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students requires skillful leaders who develop capacity, advocate, and create support systems for professional learning.
Resources: Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students requires prioritizing, monitoring, and coordinating resources for educator learning.
Data: Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students uses a variety of sources and types of student, educator, and system data to plan, assess, and evaluate professional learning.
Learning Designs: Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students integrates theories, research, and models of human learning to achieve its intended outcomes.
Implementation: Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students applies research on change and sustains support for implementation of professional learning for long-term change.
Outcomes: Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students aligns its outcomes with educator performance and student curriculum standards.
*Adopted from Learning Forward's Standards for Professional Learning
Thank you to these dedicated team members from across the cooperative:
- Amanda Beranek, Professional Learning and Coaching Support Specialist, NSSED
- Ali Berman, North Shore Academy, NSSED
- Nicole Burke, North Shore Academy, NSSED
- Amy Cohan, District Services Coach, NSSED
- Debbie Doyle, Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Design and Innovation, NSSED
- Bobby Hanson, Highland Park High School, District 113
- Lindsay Kiraly, Director of Professional Learning and Coaching, NSSED
- Alesia Margetic, Department Chair of Counseling Services at Highland Park High School, District 113
- Carol Michels, Director of District Services, NSSED
- Lauren Randazzo, ELS/SLE, NSSED
- Tracy Roehrick, Assistant Principal Lake Bluff Elementary School, District 65
- Lauren Schulman, Director of Student Services, District 30
- Rachel Pollera, Special Education Teacher, District 30
- Ivy Sukenik, Principal Sunset Ridge School, District 29
- Jo Taylor, Assistant Principal Deerfield High School, District 113
- Andrea Trudeau, Library Information Specialist Shepard Middle School, District 109
- Amanda Wallis, ELS/SLE, NSSED
- Amy Zima, Early Childhood, NSSED
- Tracy Hellner, Parent Facilitator