Professional Development

Become Empowered

Become Empowered with IEA Professional Development.  From in-person, content-specific sessions, to virtual book studies, we have a session for you. Additionally, for 2023, we have created Professional Development Hubs to host the in-person sessions in the north. These hubs will serve as the location for individual, group, and train-the-trainer professional development sessions at local offices in the following areas: Elgin, Matteson, Naperville and Sterling.

  • Learning Portal

    The Illinois Education Association strives to offer you free, high-quality online professional development that fits your needs and is available on-demand to fit your changing schedule.

  • Request a Training

    The IEA Teaching and Learning supports IEA staff, members, and local associations by providing professional development opportunities to improve teaching and learning. Please complete this form to indicate your interest in professional development for your local association, school, or district. This form should be submitted at least one month in advance to allow enough time for IEA Teaching and Learning staff to assist you in meeting your professional development goals.

  • Professional Development Calendar

    Opportunities for IEA members. The calendar provides details of online or face to face professional development being offered in Illinois either by IEA or vetted by IEA.  View the Calendar

  • IEA Teaching and Learning

    IEA Teaching and Learning will work with IEA staff, leaders, and local associations to provide training and coaching on how to improve teaching and learning and how to develop strategies to improve working relationships with their districts.