Apply to Attend Interest Based Process Training Dec. 5-7 in Southern California


Apply for the Consortium for Educational Change’s Interest-Based Process (IBP) training that will occur December 5-7, 2017, in Perris, Calif. The training location is approximately an hour from Anaheim. This training will provide you with the knowledge and skills to train and facilitate conflict situations, contract negotiations and difficult conversations between groups. The application deadline… continue reading »

Joyce Foundation Provides $75,000 Grant to CEC to Support the Communication of Key Evaluation Information to Educators


The Consortium for Educational Change (CEC) recently received a $75,000 grant from the Joyce Foundation to support communication and engagement efforts to assist school districts across the state with the continued implementation of the Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) in partnership with the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and the Performance Evaluation Advisory Council… continue reading »

Partner with CEC for Interest-Based Bargaining


School districts and unions frustrated with adversarial bargaining approaches can partner with the Consortium for Educational Change (CEC) to implement Interest-Based Bargaining (IBB) – a process that typically leads to both contract agreements and stronger working relationships. This collaborative process increases the ability to reach shared goals while maintaining advocacy responsibilities. Unlike positional approaches, IBB… continue reading »

Executive and Induction Coaching Available


One of the most effective ways that a school system can help an educational leader be successful is by providing the support of an external coach. CEC offers a customized executive coaching for experienced leaders and induction coaching for leaders new to their role. Executive coaching focuses on supporting administrators with the issues and challenges… continue reading »

Online Course: Connect Evaluations and Student Growth


Improving student growth is the goal of all pursuits in education and should be the focal point for teacher evaluation. Discover, through this online course from the Consortium for Educational Change (CEC), how the evaluator’s role as a collaborative coach can transform the teacher evaluation process into a powerful learning tool that leads to student growth. Read more…

Co-Teaching and Inclusion Training


Co-teaching is a popular and frequently used inclusion service delivery model. However, because most teachers have not been trained on effective co-teaching strategies, the approach has had mixed results for most schools and districts. Educators interested in using this best practice approach can gain the training needed to effectively implement a co-teaching inclusion model to… continue reading »

Online Course: Deepen Your Knowledge as an Illinois Evaluator


Principals, evaluators and peer evaluators who want to earn Illinois Administrator Academy credit while learning strategies for being an educational leader who works collaboratively with teachers to promote professional growth should sign up for CEC’s Learning Network: Beyond Compliance online course.

The six-hour online course provides Illinois Administrator Academy credit for evaluators at any grade level. Teachers and other educators interested in learning more about the evaluation process are welcome to take to the course as well. This course was developed specifically for Illinois educators as it is aligned to the PERA requirements evaluation reform Act of 2010. However, educators outside of Illinois are welcome to take the course if they choose. Read More

Difficult Conversations Training


For most educators, addressing conflict or tension is avoided at all costs. However, difficult conversations occur on a regular basis and, without the right training and skills, they can quickly deteriorate, cause lasting damage to relationships, and stymie progress. The Consortium for Educational Change (CEC) has developed a pair of training sessions that can help… continue reading »

Engage Stakeholders in Strategic Planning


School districts interested in a strong partner to engage in a stakeholder involved strategic planning process where the approved plan becomes a guiding document for continuous improvement should consider the CEC strategic planning process. Using a research-based process, CEC works closely with district leaders to tailor the process to fit the system’s unique needs and… continue reading »

Online Course: Learn National Best Practices for Evaluation


Discover how the evaluator’s role as a collaborative coach can transform the teacher evaluation process into a powerful learning tool for the teacher and impact student achievement.

This on-demand course is accessible from a computer in your home, office, or other location, your tablet or smartphone; whenever and wherever it is convenient for you. The course provides a self-paced interactive examination of an evaluation process in which reflective conversations occur between teachers and staff supporting their professional growth. Read More