Leadership in Personalized and Digital Learning (LPDL)

 Join the Leadership in Personalized and Digital Learning Program

Leadership in Personalized and Digital Learning (LPDL) is a capacity-building program designed to meet the professional learning needs of principals and district leaders as they transition to digital and personalized learning. District leaders are engaged in real-world, value-added activities that are part of a proven cycle of capacity building for their students, teachers, and communities—activities that are essential to the school’s transformation. As a participant in the program you will have face-to-face and online opportunities to work with trained facilitators and other principals. This program goes deeper than traditional sit-and-get professional development because it:

  • Understand why personalized and digital learning is important for students and explore models to support this learning.
  • Create clear goals for personalized and digital learning in their schools.
  • Establish a culture in their school community that supports personalized and digital learning.
  • Engage stakeholder support for personalized and digital learning.
  • Identify digital tools and curriculum that support personalized and digital learning in their schools.
  • Develop systems that support the transition to personalized and digital learning.
  • Use digital tools and social media for their own professional practice and lifelong learning so that they can model the use of blended and digital learning.
  • Support teachers’ transition to personalized and digital learning with ongoing professional development and evaluation.
  • Understand the infrastructure needs personalized and digital learning programs require.
  • Develop and implement a Personalized and Digital Learning Road Map for their schools.
  • Participate in a network of principals implementing personalized and digital learning.
  • Learn to use data for program evaluation and continuous improvement.

  • Session 1: Knowing Your Why and Developing Your Vision:
    • Topics include personalized learning models (competency-based, blended, etc), Leadership and an introspective look at yourself as a leader, establishing your needs and the needs of your schools, and identifying your allies
  • Session 2: Culture and Change Management
    • Topics include: Understanding culture, considering the culture in your school, leadership & culture interactions, leading change; framework for leading change in your school, engaging stakeholders
  • Session 3: Shifting Teaching & Learning
    • Topics include: personalized learning and teaching, supporting the whole student and all students (learner agency, SEL), the leader’s role in observing and evaluating
  • Session 4: Human Capacity and Professional Learning
    • Topics include: elements of effective professional learning, digital learning competencies, examining your school’s professional learning, distributed leadership & coaching teachers, professional learning models
  • Session 5: Systems for Transforming to Personalized and Digital Learning
    • Topics include: community partnerships and effective communication, systems (human and technological), devices & approaches, rethinking current structures


Session Structure

Each content session includes three essential components. All online components utilize the Ed Leaders Network.

  • Online pre­-work component with online readings, videos, activities and facilitated online discussions.
  • Face­-to-­face component with provided presentations for facilitators to use and adapt, small and large group activities and discussions, multi­media, and tech tool options
  • Online follow­-up component with online readings, videos, activities and facilitated online discussions

  • Program: $150. The $150 fee is a one-time payment that includes all program fees, including the five face-to-face meetings, lunches, and online programming. Participants receive 45 PD hours upon completion of the program.
  • Program with Administrator Academy Credit: $175. The $175 fee includes all program fees and AA credit. Participants receive 39 PD hours and 6 AA Hours upon completion of the program.
  • Program with Graduate Credit:  Participants receive 3 graduate credit units through Lindenwood University. Lindenwood will charge a $225 fee, payable to them, for issuing the graduate credit.

  • Oglesby
  • Grayslake, IL
  • Sterling, IL
  • Peoria, IL
  • Macomb, IL
  • Champaign, IL
  • Kankakee, IL
  • Litchfield, IL
  • Mt. Vernon/Marion, IL

Facilitator: Teri Rossman

Dates and Location:

April 22, May 1, May 8, May 22, 2019 from 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM @ IVCC Room CTC 125

June 10 and June 13, 2018 from 8:30 AM-3:30 PM @ IVCC Room CTC 124

Lauren Lipsey
Katie Algrim

10/16/2018, 11/29/2018, 1/22/2019, 2/20/2019, 4/23/2019

Lake County Educational Services (ROE 34), Room 130
19525 W. Washington Street
Grayslake, IL 60030

Eligible participants include educational leaders from McHenry, Lake, Kane, DuPage, Cook, Kendal, Grundy, and Will Counties.


Gail Wright

10/4/2018, 11/1/2018, 12/11/2018, 1/29/2019, 2/26/2019


ROE #47, Sterling IL

Cindy Dollman
Brian Bates

9/24/2018, 10/15/2018, 11/30/2018, 1/21/2019, 2/25/2019

The PROE Center

**Registration has closed for this event**

Chris Schwarz
Brian Bates

9/26/2018, 10/16/2018, 11/28/2018, 1/30/2019, 2/20/2019


ROE #26 Conference Room

130 S Lafayette Street, Macomb, IL 61455

Jim Owens

9/19/2018, 10/16/2018, 11/7/2018, 1/16/2019, 2/20/2019

ROE #9, Champaign, IL


**Registration has closed for this event**

Kena Clark

9/26/2018, 10/24/2018, 11/7/2018, 1/16/2019, 2/20/2019

Regional Instructional Center-Kankakee

Annette Hartlieb
Keppen Clanton


9/6/2018, 10/19/2018, 11/29/2018, 1/14/2019, 2/20/2019

Litchfield High School

1705 N State St, Litchfield, IL 62056


**Registration has closed for this event**

Anna Jukes
Kelly Stewart

9/19/2018, 10/4/2018, 11/28/2018, 1/10/2019, 2/20/2019


Session 1:
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 – Marion (407 N. Monroe Suite 300, Marion, IL 62959)

Session 2:
Thursday, October 4, 2018 – Mt. Vernon (1710 Broadway St, Mt Vernon, IL 62864)

Session 3:
Wednesday, November 28 – Marion (407 N. Monroe Suite 300, Marion, IL 62959)

Session 4:
Thursday, January 10, 2019 – Mt. Vernon (1710 Broadway St, Mt Vernon, IL 62864)

Session 5:
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 – Marion (407 N. Monroe Suite 300, Marion, IL 62959)

**Registration is closed for this event**