Conference Calendar


PERA-From Joint Committee to Student Growth, with Jennifer Garrison, 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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Don’t miss the 14th Annual Leadership Institute, July 26-28 at Eagle Ridge in Galena, IL!

You’ll experience two and a half days of dynamic professional discussion, learning and leadership building for school leaders and teams. Focusing on Leading Accountability to Achieve Student Success, Get Teachers Ready and Implement PERA and Evaluation. Admin Academy #1565 “Designing A Quality PERA Aligned Assessment Plan” or 8 professional development hours offered.

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Steve Oertle on Assessment, August 5 at the McHenry High School East Campus Teaching Theater, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

ADDED DATES! October 28 at ISU or April 13, 2016 at NIU Naperville

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 professional development hours.

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Show Student Progress in PERA Meetings — Quintin Shepherd presents Teacher/Principal Student Growth Discussions September 8 at ISU or October 21 at NIU Naperville, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Teachers, principals, or anyone evaluating instruction will learn about basis statistics and how to set, implement, and report realistic goals. Lunch is provided by system II, a student score management tool. Registration includes free parking and 6 professional development hours.

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Thomas Guskey and LeeAnn Jung present Standards-Based Grading Series: Developing a Building/District Grading System September 10, 2015 through April 21, 2016, In Arlington Heights, IL

Interested in working toward a standards-based grading system for your school or district? Want a team-based approach? This series of workshops will be structured topically to work with the educators, teams of teachers, and administrators “where they are” in the Standards-Based Grading Continuum.

September 10, 2015 Session I: Introductory workshop for all participants to become more aware of Standards-Based Grading and to organize an implementation process

December 2, 2015 Session II: A workshop to focus on implementation issues and parent involvement.

April 21, 2016 Session III: A workshop to approach sustaining efforts with a new Standards-Based Grading system.

Online Support Sessions!
October 21, 2015 and February 19, 2016
These two online support sessions will provide feedback and guidance in the model of system development.

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Join us for two days of learning, four keynote speakers, 80 breakout sessions, and a Learning Expo with the latest and best in learning materials and services! Come to the Conference on Learning & Expo, September 21-22, 8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare.

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Join us for the Curriculum Leadership Development Network 2015-2016 Cohort, beginning Sept. 21 & 22 at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare

If you want to enhance your instructional leadership skills, need more knowledge on PERA, NGSS, or PE Standards, or are wondering how to lead PLC’s, then CLDN is right for you. Our areas of study for the year include the
Curriculum Strand: Common Core Implementation; Vertical/Horizontal Curricular Organization,
Assessment Strand: Data analysis; Assessment: Formative/Summative,
Instruction Strand: 21st Century Learning; PERA and Instructional Supervision; Instructional Strategies and RTI; Walkthroughs in the age of PERA. NGSS, PE Standards,
Organizational Strand: School culture & climate.
Managerial Tools Strand: PLC’s; Coaching of Administrators.

NEW to CLDN this year: CLDN cohort members will attend CLDN Spotlight Topics as part of our larger IL ASCD Conference on Learning, visit CoL by clicking here.

REGISTRATION INCLUDES:
  • Two days of attendance at IL ASCD Conference on Learning & EXPO
  • Sept. 21-22 at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare
  • Five additional days of learning October — April
  • Options for AA Credit and Graduate Credit
  • Professional Development Hours
  • Breakfast and Lunch each day
  • IL ASCD is an ISBE Approved PD Provider
  • Complimentary Parking
  • Complimentary topical books
  • Ability to request a curriculum mentor

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DeeDee Wills presents a variety of topics at our Fall Kindergarten Conference, October 9, 2015 at the ISU Alumni Center in Normal

You’ll get one and a half hours on each topic: Structure of a Writer’s Workshop, Math Stations, Guided Reading & Interventions, and Literacy Stations. Wills runs the popular Kindergarten blog www.mrswillskindergarten.com and you can see her teach at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ipzz8ppYe4. Registration includes, breakfast, lunch, parking, and 6 professional development hours.

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Measure Your Impact at the Visible Learning plus Institute featuring John Hattie, October 13-14 in Woodridge, IL, presented with Corwin

Get to the core concepts and research of Visible Learning and examine effective practice to make the greatest impact on student achievement and learning. At the Visible Learning plus Institute, you’ll examine the research and learn strategies to improve the quality of teaching and learning in your school or district. You’ll get valuable information on:

  • Student Voices
  • Metacognitive Strategies in Action
  • Using Data to Make Learning Visible
  • Creating Visible Learners
  • The Role of Feedback
Ideal for:
  • District Level Administrators
  • Principals
  • Literacy Coordinators
  • RtI Specialists
  • Teacher Mentor Directors
  • Staff Development Specialists
  • Title 1 Teachers
  • Lead K through Sixth Grade Teachers
  • Department Chairs
Register at www.corwin.com/ilascdvl today!
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Listen! Students Are Talking to Us in Their Assessments presented by Bobb Darnell Feb. 3, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Crystal Lake, IL.

Find what you are looking for in formative assessments, become familiar with the practices that you and your colleagues use, and know how to use data to measure and “cause” student learning and growth. Registration includes breakfast, lunch, and six professional development hours.

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Future ASCD Annual Conferences

YEAR

LOCATION

DATE

2016

Atlanta, GA

April 2-4, 2016

2017

Anaheim, CA

March 25-27, 2017

2018

Boston, MA

March 24-26, 2018

2019

Chicago, IL

March 16-18, 2019

2020

Los Angeles, CA

March 14-16, 2020

 

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