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Applications to perform or to propose a clinic at the 68th Annual Midwest Clinic are now available!

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Professional Development

The Midwest Clinic is made up of a diverse attendee population, with individuals representing all 50 United States and over 30 countries. Because educational licensure and continuing education requirements differ in each state, Midwest does not have the capacity to be a nationwide professional development provider. However, Midwest does scan attendees at the beginning of each event so that they may have a record of their attendance throughout conference. 

Following the conclusion of the conference, an email will be sent with your Midwest session attendance record. Attendees can submit this document to their state board of education or school district for professional development credit (if applicable).

Attendees will not be scanned at the exhibit hall. A ‘session’ is defined as a concert, clinic, chat room, reading session, or rehearsal lab. 

Remember: Make sure to be scanned at the beginning of each session you attend. 


As of January 1, 2015, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has redefined what entities can be considered an ‘approved provider’. To learn more about who qualifies as an approved provider please visit this page. Due to this change the procedures for crediting professional development hours to your license, as it relates to The Midwest Clinic, has slightly changed. With direct collaboration and approval from ISBE, attendance at The Midwest Clinic CAN be counted as Professional Development Units (PDUs). However, the following steps must be adhered to in order to ensure that your time at Midwest is correctly credited to your license.

1. Have you credential (badge) scanned PRIOR to entering any session you attend at The Midwest Clinic. This will create an attendance log, essentially tracking each event you attend during the conference. Without a conference credential there is no way for Midwest, and therefore ISBE, to credit you for session attendance.

2. In early January an email will be sent providing a detailed report of your session attendance. Add up the total number of session hours that you attended. Remember, a Midwest ‘session’ is defined as one of the following:  clinic, concert, technology demonstration, reading session, or rehearsal lab. Keep this report as verification of your session attendance should ISBE ever audit your license. Additionally, take this form with you as proof of attendance when you have the authorized representative sign the Evidence of Completion form.

3. Download the Evidence of Completion form. To assist, as tutorial has been created to assist with completing the document.

4. Complete the Evidence of Completion form and take it to your school district OR Regional Office of Education. ISBE has asked Midwest to have either of these approved providers authorize signature on your form. Remember to bring along your session attendance document as verification for the individual signing as the authorized signature.

5. Enter your hours into ELIS prior to the end of your current renewal cycle (as specified on ISBE 77-21B).

Should you have any questions, please contact