|Partner Name||Contact Information||Partner Description|
|Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools|
|The purpose of this organization is to support the roles of Regional Superintendents of Schools and Assistant Regional Superintendents, and of Regional Offices of Education in Illinois, personall and professionally, in their efforts to: promote quality education for the school children and citizens of Illinois; provide educational leadership; impact public policy; and deliver educational services effectively for the benefit of Illinois school districts, other educational entities, and educational system clients of all ages.|
|Illinois Principals Association (IPA)|
|IPA facilitates strong and effective leadership through advocacy, networking, and professional development. It provides a strong online professional learning community across the state of Illinois with the EdLeaders Network.|
|Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO)|
Michael A. Jacoby
Devoted to the school business management profession, IASBO does the following:
- Provides networking opportunities, continuing education, and training
- Promotes the value of the profession and empowering school business officials
- Fosters strong alliances among educational organizations
- Connects school business officials to reliable companies, services, and products for schools
|Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB)|
|IASB supports relationships between the school board, superintendent, and school administrators while clearly defining roles and responsibilities for each— for example, the school board develops policy, the superintendent establishes procedures and manages the implementation of policy, and school administrators have operational flexibility for implementing procedures.|
|Illinois Resource Center||Josie Yanguas|
The Center assists teachers and administrators serving linguistically and culturally diverse students.
It provides high-quality differentiated professional development informed by data that is embedded in the profession, intentionally supports implementation of the plan objectives, and is aligned across the system to achieve desired changes in education professionals’ practices.
|Illinois Statewide Technical Assistance Collaborative (ISTAC)||Michele Carmichael|
|As an integral part of Illinois’ Statewide System of Support for schools, the Illinois Statewide Technical Assistance Collaborative (ISTAC) provides professional development and technical assistance supports to public school districts across the state. |
ISTAC’s goal is to improve outcomes for all students, with a focus on building the capacity of Illinois school districts to meet the needs of students with disabilities, within the overall context of school improvement. ISTAC services promote wellness and prevention, a multi-tiered system of supports and collaborative family and community partnerships. Content is concentrated in the areas of educational environment, school climate and culture, student behavior, stakeholder engagement, transition planning and other special education mandates. High quality trainings modules, focused on evidence-based best practices within the context of a multi-tiered system of supports, are available to all schools.
Technical assistance to support this learning is provided to districts identified by ISBE through an array of modalities and graduated levels of intensity, from consultation to ongoing coaching, based on district data. All ISTAC technical assistance utilizes a coaching and support network model, focused on systems change that supports sustainable implementation of evidence-based practices, and employs data collection and analysis for ongoing progress monitoring and data-based decision making.
|Illinois Response to Intervention (RTI) Network||Julie West|
|The primary, overarching goal of the Illinois RtI Network is to:|
Scale up implementation of a coordinated, statewide system of personnel development that will increase the capacity of school systems to establish and implement a multi-tiered model of scientific, research-based instruction, intervention, and assessment to improve the progress and performance of all students in grades K-12, including those with disabilities.
The Illinois RtI Network works to improve the learning and performance of all students in grades K-12 by building the capacity of Illinois public school districts and schools to develop, use, and sustain a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS). This work involves the delivery of high quality professional development consisting of training, technical assistance, and coaching.
The services of the Network focus on the delivery of high quality professional development based on adult learning principles and consisting of training, technical assistance, and coaching. The focus is to scale up a coaching-of-coaches model to improve the progress and performance of all students, including those with disabilities.