Conference Calendar


CLDN One Day at a Time — April 27, and May 20 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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PERA Workshops are coming in several varieties this Winter, Spring and Summer

PERA Bootcamp - AREA III & IV - for early implementers
First, for districts in Area III & IV a series of three day-long workshops will be held March 10 and April 16 at the Alumni Center at ISU. These three day boot-camp workshops will provide necessary information so districts may effectively implement student growth into teacher evaluation systems. For Brochure, click here. Registration online: http://goo.gl/WFCluW

PERA Bootcamp - AREA V & VI - for early implementers
For districts in Area V &VI a similar series of three day-long workshops will be held March 2, and April 13 will be held at Kaskaskia College. For Brochure, click here. Registration online: www.educationregistration.org/area-v-trail

PERA Aligned Assessment Workshops - not just for early implementers
Designing Quality PERA Aligned Assessments Investigating Types I, II, & III - featuring Jennifer Garrison and Linda Brissenden one-day workshops to be presented Feb 12 at Kaskaskia College, April 30 at Lincolnland College and June 15 in Sparta. For Brochure, click here. Registration online: www.educationregistration.org/area-v-trail


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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PERA-From Joint Committee to Student Growth, with Jennifer Garrison, March 19, 2015 Mount Vernon, IL or July 15, 2015, ISU Alumni Center, Normal, IL, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Jennifer Garrison, Superintendent of Sandoval CUSD #501, will present a student growth model based on Student Learning Objectives developed by the Sandoval CUSD #501 and the joint committee will share how to design a teacher evaluation plan aligned to PERA requirements. Attendees will develop an action plan to implement in their own district. Attention will be paid to the make-up of the Joint Committee, Joint Committee Timeline, PERA Implementation Timeline and the components of the professional development necessary to implement a student growth model. Teams are encouraged to attend. They will use the Sandoval Guideline/Toolkit and the PEAC Guidance Student Learning Objective for Type 3 Assessments and the Guidance on Creating Operating Guidelines for Student Growth Models in Teacher Evaluation Systems. Workshop includes breakfast, lunch, parking and 6 CPDUs.

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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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Next Generation Science Standards presented by Norm Dahm, April 15, 2015, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Mount Vernon Holiday Inn, Mount Vernon, IL 62864. Includes breakfast, parking, lunch and 6 professional development hours.

This workshop will begin with an overview of NGSS, it’s essential elements, and for the current plans for adoption in Illinois. Following this will be a session on NGSS and science assessments and another focusing on using inquiry learning to address the NGSS PEs. Attendees will walk away with a solid start to curriculum planning and lesson design.

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Cyberbullying/Bullying Network and Conference, April 20, 2015, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL, 8:30 am. to 4:00 p.m.

Presenters Mary Kay Klimesh and Merry C. Rhoades will cover the current legal compliances regarding bullying and cyberbullying aligned to and compliant with federal laws and Illinois state statutes. Attendees will work together to review policies and discuss necessary updates — bring your district handbook. After the conference, we will provide access to a Livebinder including resources, policy samples, handbook samples, and more. Registration includes parking, lunch, book, and 6 professional development hours.

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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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