Email of June 25, 2014, announcing the newly refined documents for evaluating and documenting participation in professional development
We suggest that you focus attention on proposed regulations (below) for Sections G-J, which have pertinence to our professional organizations; the other sections pertains to educators more specifically for the renewal process.
And the only release on the draft regulations from Williams, dated July 31, 2014
www.isbe.net/rules/default.htm, under Proposed Rules and Amendments, scrolling down to Proposed Amendments of Part 25, and review BOTH from the Summary of Action and Text of Rulemaking, scrolling down to SUBPART J: RENEWAL OF PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR LICENSES ENDORSED IN A TEACHING FIELD: Section 25.855 Approval of Professional Development Illinois Providers (approximately p. 73) through Section 25.865 Awarding of Credit for Activities with Providers (approximately p. 82)
ILCS, Section 21B-45 and now in the required Public Review period, which CLOSES AUGUST 25, 2014.
As directed by ISBE: Public comment may be submitted on any item for which the deadline has not yet passed, either via e-mail (addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org) or via standard mail (addressed to Shelley Helton, Agency Rules Coordinator, ISBE, 100 North First Street - S-493, Springfield, Illinois 62777-0001).
FYI: The official process of public review through ISBE and JCAR (Joint Commission on Administrative Rules) see www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/ and www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/IL RulemakingProcess.pd.
March 12-15, 2015 McCormick Place - Chicago, Illinois
NSTA National Conference is coming to Chicago in March of 2015.
Conference details will be posted here as NSTA makes them available or you can check out the NSTA website.
Call for Presentations period is NOW OPEN and are due throught the NSTA website on April 16, 2014. Apply throught the NSTA website Conference Presentation Information.