If you are a CPS employee, please read instructions directly below. For staff from all other schools, please scroll down to find the signup link.
SIGN UP: CPS
If you are a Chicago Public Schools Employee, please select the link below to login. If you are a CPS employee and do not have an account, contact [email protected]. Please do not sign up in the main portal or you will have to re-take the course. The training deadline has been extended beyond October 18, 2023. You DO have additional time to complete the Time Out Training.
CPS staff: CPS has partnered with the Center for Intensive Behavioral Supports (CIBS) at Illinois State University (ISU) to provide online training regarding the use of time-out. Staff members are assigned this training as part of a staggered rollout. Please check your email for your personal login information. The training deadline has been extended beyond October 18th; however, it needs to be prioritized and completed as soon as possible. If you have additional questions, please reach out to your administrator.
Due to the passage of Public Act 102-0339, the Illinois State Board of Education requires any educator who has used time out, isolated time out, or physical restraint during the past three years to complete 8 hours of training focusing on:
- crisis de-escalation
- restorative practices
- identifying signs of distress during physical restraint and time out
- trauma-informed practices; and
- behavior management practices
All materials are based on field research and best practices, with implicit bias content integrated throughout each module. To access the learning platform, please set up an account and register. On the HomePage of the learning platform, there will be a button at the top right of the screen to 'sign-up'. This is how you create an account.
After completing all activities within a module and submitting the post-training survey, participants can download a Certificate of Completion (for each module). Each participant must download and save the certificate for each completed module and share it with school administrators to document training completion. In addition, for those seeking ISBE professional development hours, there is an option for participants to complete the ISBE evaluation and, after successful submission, download the evidence of completion form.
Once registered and access is granted to the learning platform, all participants must view the Introduction module. Then, participants can enroll in other training based on:
- identified areas
- participant interest
- meeting 8-hour requirement
Below are descriptions of each training: