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New ILMEA Clinician Network Application

ILMEA is expanding our clinician Network and is looking for applicants who are interested in helping to craft selected topics and deliver presentations at school district and regional office of education events across the state during local professional development days.

Our goal is to include more in-service educators in our network with diverse geographical locations and music content areas. If you are interested in being part of our team, you would need to;

Presentation topics have been determined based on feedback from workshop participants and requests from school districts and regional offices of education. Content will be developed within the presentation topic groups and shared with group members. Presenter receive an honorarium and mileage for their presentation time.
The application is open from March 2 through May 1.
All applicants will be notified of their status by May 15.
Please view the online application form here.




Please visit the professional development page for more detials on all of these special programs.

ILMEA Sponored Professional Development Events

ILMEA is exicted to offer unique professional development opportunities across the state.  Our partnerships with other music organizations and special events allow educators to benefit from great music education content for ISBE professional development hours.  

ILMEA Speakers at Your School

Bring ILMEA speakers to your school! ILMEA can help customize a presentation to fit your school goals and calendar.  We have a number of great presentations ready to go!  Make your PD days more meaningful with content you can really use!


Educator Bridge Program

This program for first-year music teacher is designed to support new educators by sharing infomration and connecting them with a network of educators.  

NAfME Academy

ILMEA has partnered with NAfME to offer ISBE professional Development Hours for completing NAfME online academies.  



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