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Observing and Evaluating Teacher Performance and Practices

Tuesday, January 12, 2010
10:00 am - 3:00 am

Hotel Monaco
225 N. Wabash
Chicago, IL

***Online registration for this workshop is currently closed. We have only a few spaces remaining for this workshop. If you would like to register for this workshop please call the ISACS office at 312-255-1244.***


Participants will assess classroom observation skills and
will develop a template of qualities for effective teaching.
Emphasis will be on observing teachers for evidence of effective teaching, developing a common language for conversation around teaching and learning, assessing teacher effectiveness based on observations,and determining priority behaviors and practices for each specific school setting. Pairs or teams from schools are encouraged to attend in order to add relevance to the dialogue and group work.

Connie Johnston has spent 41 years in education. She
has worked as a classroom teacher, in staff and curriculum
development, as an administrator, and as a consultant
with both public and independent schools. Her experience at all levels of education provides a deep understanding of the needs of teachers at each level. In addition, she has a strong foundation in learning styles and facilitation skills. Connie has assisted schools in developing coaching and teacher evaluation models, taught coaching skills to teacher mentors, and provided administrative leadership consulting to numerous schools.

The workshop will take place in Chicago at the Hotel Monaco, 225 North Wabash on the Third Floor.
The Hotel Monaco, Chicago is a four star luxury hotel and part of the collection of Kimpton Hotels. Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, the Hotel Monaco is in the Loop business district and just steps from North Michigan Avenue shopping and the popular Millennium Park. A former hat factory on the banks of the Chicago River, the transformed Hotel Monaco draws guests in and surrounds them with all manner of stimulations once inside. Complimentary highlights of the Hotel Monaco include: high-speed Internet access in guest rooms and common areas, pet friendly policies, 24-hour fitness center, “guppy” love program (goldfish in each sleeping room) and an evening wine reception in the lobby.
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Hotel Reservations
ISACS has secured a special discounted room of $109/night plus tax single or double occupancy at the Hotel Monaco. To make a reservation, please call 1-866-610-0081 and use Group Code: "ISACS Evaluation". Special discounted room rates are available until Wednesday January 6, 2010.

Parking at the Hotel Monaco is $24 (valet) for 4-12 hours and $42 (valet) for overnight parking. There are several lots within a few blocks of the hotel that may offer less expensive daily parking.

Registration Fee
  • $175 Member Fee
  • $225 Non Member Fee
  • 10% discount for schools sending teams of two or more
  • Workshop includes lunch

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be received in writing to ISACS by emailing 10 business days prior to the event to receive a 50% refund. Cancellations received within 10 days of the event will not receive a refund. Registration may be transferred to another member from the same school. ISACS reserves the right to cancel the workshop for insufficient enrollment. In this case, participants will be notified and given a full refund.

Questions? Please call 312-255-1244.

Member Cost: $175     Non-member Cost: $225


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