Conference Calendar


CLDN One Day at a Time — December 1, February 2 & 23, or April 27, at the Academy at Oak Lawn Community High School, CPDU’s and Administrator Academies offered

If you can’t find the time to attend all of our Curriculum Leadership sessions, just pick one day! Choose from topics such as, “What you need to know about NGSS” presented by Carol Baker, “PERA and Achieving Growth Model,” and more. Breakfast and lunch are included.

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Assessment 101 with Steve Oertle in two locations! Feb. 18 at NIU Naperville or April 8 at the ISU Alumni Center in Normal, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

This is a dynamic workshop in which we will work our way up Bloom’s Taxonomy over four separate sessions: understanding the background on assessment research, applying the assessments, analyzing through application of the research, and creating items for a common assessment. Registration includes, parking, breakfast, lunch, and 6 CPDU’s.

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NEW-Help ALL Students Succeed in Standards-Based Grading, Thomas Guskey & Lee Ann Jung, Jan 21, 2015, Holiday Inn, Crystal Lake, IL, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm, ILASCD and McHenry County Curriculum Council

Reforms in grading challenge some of education’s longest held traditions. Educators attempting reforms that align reporting practices with the Common Core standards often find these traditions insurmountable and fail in their efforts. Learn how to develop new standards-based grading policies and practices that are better for ALL students, gain the support of parents, and don’t create excessive work for teachers. Through presentations, explorations of case studies, and discussions, participants will discover a variety of new ways to report student learning in standards-based environments, how to make appropriate adaptations for exceptional learners and ELL students, and strategies for involving students and parents in the reporting process. Purchase one of Dr. Guskey’s books as a part of registration for pick up on site or visit the IL ASCD Bookstore at the workshop. Registration also includes parking, breakfast, lunch and 6 CPDU’s. Holiday Inn, 800 S. Rt 31, Crystal Lake, IL.

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Guiding Professional Practice for the Common Core State Standards, Laura Beltchenko, Feb 26, 2015, ISU Alumni Center, Normal OR Feb 27, 2015, 7 Bridges Golf Club, Woodridge, IL, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Participants will explore strategies for using the Charlotte Danielson Framework for Teaching to guide educators in implementing the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics. The collaborative learning structure of this workshop will focus on what observers should see in Standards focused classroom instruction for ELA and Math, K-12. We will move beyond awareness of the Standards to use of data collection tools that document the efficiency of implementation. Focused attention will be in Domain 3 (using assessment in instruction) and the construction of appropriate assessment questions that build on the foundations of rigor. A vision for continuous improvement will round out this day of personal, productive and thoughtful professional development! Registration includes breakfast, lunch, parking, and 6 CPDU’s or Administrator Academy 1365 credit. Feb 26 ISU Alumni Center, Rm 118, 1101 N. Main, Normal, IL OR Feb 27, 7 Bridges Golf Club, 1 Mulligan Dr, Woodridge, IL.

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Please join us for an exciting 34th Annual Illinois ASCD Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten Conference at the Schaumburg Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center on March 4-6, 2015

We are excited by some new faces, new concepts, and new ideas. We will have 25 Featured Presenters and over 65 Concurrent Presenters, including Kim Adsit, Jim Gill, Deanna Jump, Kurt Schwengel and many more! As always, you can register for Thursday only, Friday only, or both days! School administers may attend free if you register a team of 2 or more. Come learn, enjoy, and have fun listening, participating and visiting our exhibit hall.

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Can’t Wait to Celebrate! Wednesday, March 4, 2015 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Jim Gill connects active, joyous music play with thoughts on early literacy, school readiness, inclusion and parent involvement. The lessons learned about the developmental opportunities in play continue to provide the foundation for the best practices in early childhood education.

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Common Sense Strategies for Meeting Common Core Standards in Kindergarten. Thursday, March 5, 2015 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

If you want to streamline your teaching, cultivate comprehension of complex texts and inspire young writers, then join Maria Walther for a practical approach to powerful Kindergarten literacy instruction. You’ll leave with a bibliography of picture books and some ready-to-teach lessons to implement in your classroom tomorrow.

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Cloud Computing: Modern Tools for Modern Schools, featuring Meg Ormiston, April 10, 2015 at NIU Naperville, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Includes, breakfast, parking, lunch Administrators’ Academy Credit or 6 professional development hours.

An introduction to the concepts of cloud computing, its potential in the classroom, its place in the curriculum, the impact it may place on existing resources, and the legal aspects of shared resources.

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Legal Update with Terri Engler, presented by IL ASCD and Lake County Curriculum Resource Council (LCCRC), 8:00 a.m. to Noon, April 14, 2015, College of Lake County, 3 CPDUs available

The educational rights of students with disabilities and the related obligations of school personnel are constantly evolving due to changes in federal and state law. Come hear an overview of recent developments and current trends in education law.

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How Can You Be Creative in a Standards-Based Environment? Featuring Douglas Reeves, April 23, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., NIU DeKalb, IL

Creativity is not only undermined by the usual suspects — standardized testing and checklist evaluations — but also by curriculum and assessment practices that claim to advocate and encourage creativity. The solutions to these challenges include a combination of immediate actions and longer-term policy decisions. The presentation includes practical examples and time for personal application to the needs of individual participants.

Plus this workshop includes one-to-one consulting with Doug Reeves for one year and four live follow-up webinars!

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Future ASCD Annual Conferences

YEAR

LOCATION

DATE

2015

Houston, TX

March 21-23, 2015

2016

Atlanta, GA

April 2-4, 2016

2017

Anaheim, CA

March 25-27, 2017

2018

Boston, MA

March 24-26, 2018

 

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