Educational Services Division (ESD)

Who We Are

We provide a wide variety of professional learning opportunities that are action-oriented and focused on measurable results. We collaborate with educators and school leaders to implement research-based best practices in education that support the development of 21st century skills in students. Through partnerships with Lake County school districts, we develop and facilitate engaging workshops as well as on-site training that aligns to district goals. We are committed to providing high quality personalized professional development for our educators and administrators. We are continuously seeking opportunities to form new partnerships to support Lake County districts who are working towards continual school improvement.

Illinois Teachers and Administrators are required to complete continuing professional development courses as part of their license renewal process. The Lake County Educational Services Division offers these courses to teachers and administrators at a reasonable cost. Lake County Professional Development Cooperative districts receive a discount on our workshops as well as in-district consultant assistance and media checkout privileges.

Our Mission

To be a valued partner to Lake County districts and schools as they pursue excellence in the ever-changing world of education. The ESD offers high quality consultant and staff development services that explore the boundaries of educational theory, maintain a global view of education, reflect the best qualities of a multi-skilled, multi-disciplined team approach to school improvement, and center upon the jointly identified needs of the education community. The ESD will encourage partners to build a community-wide education system that is characterized by members who are well informed, involved, reflective and always focused upon student achievement.