In 2019, ISBE partnered with external stakeholders to begin developing a new professional development system, PD+, for educators and professional development providers. PD+ will be an interactive system that will house information about available professional development for Illinois educators and professional development providers. ISBE is currently in the process of building the Minimum Viable Product (MVP) of the system. The external stakeholder group is providing valuable feedback on the functionality of the system. Please view this webpage for updates regarding the progress and features of the system. Once PD+ is live and ready for use, ISBE will be sending further communication and information. ​

About PD+

  • About PD+​​

  • ​​Due to the complexity of PD+, the system is being completed in phases. You may see the current progress on the system in the table on the bottom of this page.​​​

  • PD+ Promotional Video​

The table below demonstrates the current work on PD+. As ISBE progresses through the phases, the table will be updated to reveal the next steps of the project. Use this table to follow along with the progress and features of PD+.

Note: The phases, features, and timelines are subject to change.

Phase I

  • Educator landing page

  • Search and register for activities by specific search filters

  • Completion of the 77-21A evaluation form

  • Provider landing page

  • Create new activities

  • Track registration and create attendance rosters

  • Enter and track attendance data

  • Generate required PD forms

Phase II

  • Integration of IAAMS

Currently working on Phase II​

Phase III

  • Attendance sign-in/sign out features

  • Additional search filter categories

  • Document repository

  • Bulk/batch upload of attendance

  • Ability to mark activities as required

  • Ability to designate AA's as evaluator training or re-training

  • Activity reminders via text or email

Spring 2024

Phase IV

  • Progress towards PD requirements

  • Add activities to personal calendar options

  • Ability to provide written feedback to a provider

  • Application process for new providers

  • Customize course surveys

  • Review ratings

Fall 2024

Additional Enhancements

  • Mobile app

  • Receiving notifications about activities

  • Microcredentials

  • Customizable rosters

​Spring 2025 or later ​