What is a PGAP course?

Professional Growth Activity Program (PGAP) is a subcommittee of the Curriculum Coordinating Council (CCC). The purpose of this program is to provide quality professional development to all District #301 certified staff. Courses are offered based on the needs of District staff members. Participants are given the option of receiving PGAP credit or a stipend for every successfully completed PGAP course.

How many credits can I earn?

Professional Growth Activity Program classes (PGAP) must have a minimum of 15 hours of instruction. Participants are expected to be present at all sessions and to complete all assignments. Absence of more than 20% of instructional time will result in loss of credit for that course. Teachers participating in the program will be granted one hour of equivalent credit for each 15 hours of instruction successfully completed. A maximum of 8 equivalent credit hours may be earned in this manner during the course of one school year. A school year is considered from September 1st to August 31st.  Teachers participating in the approved PGAP will be granted credit for salary schedule movement at the rate of one (1) hour of equivalent graduate credit for each fifteen (15) hours of instruction successfully completed. Teachers who elect not to take the PGAP credit will be given a stipend of $150.00 for every PGAP hour earned up to a maximum of $1200.00 per year.

What is the registration process & the cost?

Teachers who wish to participate shall pay a $50 registration fee per PGAP class (made payable to CCUSD 301) which shall be refunded to the teacher only if he/she successfully completes the course in the original allotted time period.  (i.e., teachers who withdraw after the registration deadline or do not complete the course shall forfeit the $50 registration fee). In order for your registration to be complete the $50 registration fee must be submitted by the deadline date for each of the PGAP classes you have signed up for (Please provide separate checks for each PGAP you have registered for).  A non-refundable fee of $25.00 is charged to each participant which will be due at the beginning of each PGAP course taken. In addition, each participant shall be responsible for the cost of any possible course books, materials, and/or other supplies.

How do I sign up?

Complete the registration form(s) below. If you have questions, please contact Bernadine Matthews  (bernadine.matthews@central301.net) or call (847) 464-5867.

Course Schedule

Teach Like a Coach: May 23 (8-10 w/3 hrs. blended), May 24 (8-10 w/2 hrs. blended), May 25 (8-10 w/2 hrs. blended), May 26 (8-10).
Registration Deadline: May 13, 2022  -CLOSED

Registration Link: Teach Like a Coach

Course Information

Teach Like a Coach-REPEAT

Instructor: Vince Neil
Intended Participants: K-12
Session Schedule: May 23 (8-10 w/3 hrs. blended), May 24 (8-10 w/2 hrs. blended), May 25 (8-10 w/2 hrs. blended), May 26 (8-10).

Time: 8-10 a.m.
Location: CHS LMC
1 PGAP Credit
Materials Needed: Laptop, curriculum, classroom resources
Description: Coaches are flexible, reflective, constantly seeking professional development &  resources, organizing practices with a specific target in mind, season planning  and differentiating based on athletes ability. What if this concept was applied to  the classroom? The goal of this course will reprogram how we look at education  and focus on the skills that your students need to win the big game!

  • Creating specific student objectives/learning targets
  • Backwards design
  • Formative assessment
  • Differentiation
  • Corrective Feedback
  • Revision