Remote Learning Resources for Teachers
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District Wide Professional Development

To request professional development, please use this link to the Unit 40 Professional Development Request FormBefore completing this, please verify that both your building principal and Mrs. Beck approve. If a sub is needed, notify your building secretary. If travel is required, please contact Kristin Harvey about reserving a vehicle at or at ext. 1491. We will no longer being using AMB Workshops.

Note: Before credit on the salary schedule will be granted, this form must be completed along with a Study Plan and have prior approval of the Superintendent before enrolling in a course. Certified Course Approval Form

Professional Development Schedules

Remote Learning Offerings for June
Our goal is to provide some flexible and focused professional development from June 1-30 that can assist with both face to face and remote learning.

Grades P-3:  Everyone will have a Seesaw Classroom. See your building principals for training options to be prepared to be proficient by August 1.

Grades 4-12:  Everyone will have a Google Classroom.  Click here to begin the Online Google Course to be prepared to be proficient by August 1.

Grades P-12:  Everyone needs to be proficient in using Google Drive. The June 1 professional development has passed, but you can complete the self-paced course:
Virtual google Camp on June 4 and 5 with ROE 3 - REGISTRATION CLOSED
Virtual Educator Well-Being Summit on June 12 with Teach Illinois $75/person -
REGISTRATION CLOSES ON FRIDAY, JUNE 5: limited to first 25 who register using OUR DISTRICT'S PD REQUEST FORM - participants will be notified when they have been confirmed. If you have not received confirmation, you will be on a wait list. Summit Info

Remote Learning Professional Development:  Click here for a link to the sign in/out form for PD hours.

Friday, March 6, 2020 will be a School Improvement Day. Click here for a link to the schedule and to sign in /out for PD hours.

Friday, February 14, 2020 SIP Schedule and Handouts

Friday, January 17, 2020 TI Schedule and Handouts

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 SIP Schedule and Handouts.

Friday, November 1, 2019 SIP Schedule and Handouts.

Friday, October 11, 2019 SIP Schedule and Handouts.

Friday, September 27, 2019 SIP Schedule and Handouts

Monday, August 26, 2019 TI Schedule and Handouts

Schedules from the current school year and previous school years are in the Moodle Professional Development course. Additional information regarding Professional Development Hours (formerly known as CPDUs) and licensure (certification) are located in the Moodle course as well.

Smoothwall Certificate
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Pay Schedule

19-20 Pay Schedule All Employees

ShoreTel Phone
Quick Reference Guide
Voice Mail Directions

Skyward Teacher Requisition Information
Template for Items
Instructions for entry into Skyward (updated 11 13 15)

Skyward Employee Access Portal Information
How to View and Print Paycheck Information
How to Enter Time Off in Skyward
How to Enter True Time in Skyward

How to Access a Skyward Web Post (8 18 16)

Illinois Vision 20/20 Initiative

Education is an investment in our children’s future, our state’s future, and our nation’s future. It is our responsibility as educators to reflect upon the current state of education in Illinois and take action to create an education system that meets the needs of all students.


Effingham Community Unit School District Performance Evaluation Plan

The Effingham Community Unit School District 40 Performance Evaluation Plan was developed through the cooperative efforts of the Teachers, Administrators, and the Board of Education. Click here to see the plan.