MPC helps principals and educational leaders create and guide effective schools by enriching their leadership, affiliation, and knowledge
Affiliation with the Midwest Principals’ Center deepens a commitment to work for all children who are served in our schools. Members pledge that the needs of students – academic, intellectual, physical and spiritual – will always be the measure by which we judge our work. The Center is governed by practicing school principals and has, as its primary purpose, the professional development of principals and other school leaders.
Mission: The Midwest Principals’ Center, Inc.helps principals and educational leaders create and guide effective schools by enriching their leadership, affiliation, and knowledge.
MPC is moving its office on June 1, 2018!
Our new address is:
2815 Forbs Avenue Suite 107
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192
Congratulations to Denise Welter!. She will become the new Executive Co-Director of MPC starting June 1, 2018. LuAnn Kelly will be retiring to spend more time with family and traveling. We wish both leaders the best!
blog.nassp.org When students’ free expression evolves into an organized protest or walkout during school hours, principals and other school officials find themselves in a conflict between supporting student voice…
chicagotribune.com This spring's PARCC exams for Grade 3 to 8 students could be the last, with the state looking to transform state tests that prompted turmoil for families and educators. The goal is to get quicker results and switch to "computer-adaptive" testing that changes questions if kids answer right or wrong.
encourageplay.com Inside: An overview of 10 games that can be used to work on social-emotional learning at school, in small group settings or at home. What was your favorite game to play as a kid? For me, it was Monopoly. My sister and I played this game all the time - it would keep us entertained for hours on a cold
Congratulations to MPC Board Member Paul Kelly!
dailyherald.com Elk Grove High School Principal Paul Kelly was named 2018 Illinois High School Principal of the Year Thursday by a statewide organization.
The Midwest Principals’ Center urges everyone to reflect upon and celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Day.
Happy New Year!
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midwestprincipalscenter.org Eligible for Illinois PD Credit and CEU Credit Administrators Academy #1250 “Ellie Drago-Severson is one of our most insightful experts on the development of adult educational leaders. She is unique in her ability to move back and forth comfortably between powerful ideas and promising practices.” —H...
midwestprincipalscenter.org Eligible for Illinois PD Credit and CEU Credit Yong Zhao is a Foundation Distinguished Professor in the School of Education at the University of Kansas. He is also a professorial fellow at the Mitchell Institute for Health and Education Policy, Victoria University in Australia. He previously served…
edutopia.org Teaching and caring for others—especially kids in trauma—can be difficult. Here are six strategies to help you take care of yourself.
cnn.com School buses with WiFi are helping children connect to the internet and bridge the technology divide.
blogs.edweek.org A survey by the American Federation of Teachers and the Badass Teachers Association found that teachers are reporting high stress levels and experiencing bad mental health days.
twitter.com “Happy #NationalPrincipalsMonth! Sending a huge thank you to these dedicated leaders for all their hard work and guidance!#ThankAPrincipal”
"A LEADER is someone who demonstrates WHAT'S POSSIBLE." - Mark Yarnell
Congratulations Erika Hunt!
edweek.org In a news release, the school says its Center for the Study of Education Policy received the money from the U.S. Department of Education for a project called Together Everyone Achieves Through Integrated Leadership that will over the next three years involve 101 schools across Illinois.
edweek.org The Houston school district’s technology chief, Lenny Schad, shares lessons about how his 216,000-student system responded to Hurricane Harvey, which besieged the community.
ISBE recently released a new tool, the Unfilled Positions Map, to bring light to the unfilled positions in Illinois. The map displays open instructional, administrative, and support positions statewide as of October 1 of the reporting year. Users can search and sort by position type, county, and district; locate openings on a map; see aggregate data; and go to the hiring district’s website.
washingtonpost.com Some are using it as a learning opportunity while others are closing for safety reasons.
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washingtonpost.com It only makes sense, she says.
edsurge.com As a student, my parents would inevitably hear the same thing at every Parent-Teacher conference—some variation of: “She sure is a spirited one!” or ...
districtadministration.com One of the worst “professional learning” experiences from my teaching days involved a clown nose. The entire teaching staff—700 of us—were gathered in the town’s civic auditorium to hear a speaker. Ta
Plan now to attend Lead & Learn 17 Conference on October 25-26! Check out the agenda of quality presenters! http://midwestprincipalscenter.org/events/lead-learn-17-conference/
Are fidget spinners a good distraction?
What will become of spinners in the 2017-18 school year remains uncertain
Teacher reveals odd tactic to prevent bullying - and it leaves all her students in tears.
The MPC 2017-18 Program Guide is now here! We provide the nationally known presenters to you! Please share!
Know Your IEIN?
Professional Development Requirement- IEIN Number
• When registering and signing attendance for future professional development opportunities provided by school districts, ROE, professional association, or other approved ISBE Provider, you will be required to provide your IEIN which is your Illinois Educator Information Number.
• Your personal IEIN can be found on the ELIS site, which is the ISBE site for licensure renewal and PD hour entry.
• Please know your IEIN when registering and attending. This requirement protects YOU when ISBE decides to audit your attendance at events.
MPC is an ISBE Approved Provider. MPC is also an approved provider of CEUs by the Illinois Dept. of Financial and Professional Regulation.
Four Teaching Moves That Promote A Growth Mindset In All Readers
blogs.edweek.org A Federal Register notice asks the education community to identify guidance and regulations that are driving up costs, or creating extra work for states, districts, and educators.
news.illinoisstate.edu Erika Hunt, of Illinois State's Center for the Study of Education Policy, and Mary Kay Scharf, of Bloomington School District 87, presented April 1 to a meeting of statewide school service personnel organizations on House Bill 289
blogs.edweek.org Since taking office, President Donald Trump has made some notable moves on K-12, but his early days look different in many respects than those of his two most immediate predecessors.
hechingerreport.org WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. — When Kylie Jones brings home her report card, it doesn’t have any A’s, B’s or C’s. The Windsor Locks High School freshman belongs to the first cohort of students going through middle and high school under a new system. Traditional grades no longer exist, children get extra hel...
optimizelyedit.com Carol Dweck, who parsed the difference between a 'fixed' and a 'growth' mindset, clarifies her theories of intelligence.
www.nytimes.com Education reform often skips over one of the best solutions for helping students. Chicago shows how it can be done.
Erica Hunt and Alicia Haller from ISU's Center for the Study of Educational Policy just finished a white paper called the 'Summary of Constitutional Barriers to an Illinois School Voucher Program' that will hopefully give some peace of mind for those in Illinois worried about school vouchers. .
We are excited to announce the MPC EdCamp for Leaders in Park Ridge, Illinois on March 11th. Midwest Principals Center is offering this FREE "un-conference" for administrators, school leaders, and aspiring administrators at all levels as a way to come together to share leadership knowledge, ideas, and expand your Professional Learning Network. We encourage you to come and be part of this fun and educational event! Hope to see you all there! https://sites.google.com/maine207.org/edcampc/home
blogs.edweek.org Students need to develop the ability to delve into blog posts and articles and determine where things veer from fact to fiction.
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