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An Interview with Steve Oertle


Illinois ASCD is excited to be able to include in our ranks many national and international presenters as honorary members.


The Spring Edition of our Quarterly Journal is out now! This edition is on #EducatorBurnout. Read it now!

Excited to host #JamesPopham for a workshop on assessment literacy. #ilascdlearns

Have you read the latest edition of the #ILASCD Quarterly Journal!? This edition is all about #EducatorBurnout. Read it now!

How to make difficult conversations productive:

9 Questions to reflect critically on you own teaching

NGSS Implementation: Six recommendations for investing in Science Teachers Leadership

Exciting news! @JSerravallo will be joining us next year! Don't miss: Jennifer Serravallo: Achieving Complete Reading Comprehension

Enhancing the digital learning experience.

Cursive seemed to go the way of quills and parchment. Now it's coming back.

Don't Miss Dr. Jean! Registration now open.

It's #TaxDay! Here are some hands-on activities you could use in your classroom:

Myron Dueck kicking off his workshop today with his “Ask Them” keynote. #ilascdlearns

Excited to host Myron Dueck today! #ilascdlearns

#HappyApril! It's a new month, are you setting personal and professional goals for yourself?

The Spring Edition of our Quarterly Journal is out now! This edition is on #EducatorBurnout. Read it now!

5 Tips for #Teaching with #Art in any subject

#FreeTechFriday Making Animoto videos with purpose

Happy Friday! Great explanation of how science works, but more importantly, a great explanation for your students about making mistakes. #HappyFriday

I teach because: A Teacher’s Wellness/Mindfulness Primer with Carla Tantillo Philibert - Educators will leave with validation, helpful and practical strategies, and inspiration for the work ahead.

4 Things all project-based learning teachers should do:

7 Skills Students will Always Need

Why education needs a "whole Child" Approach: #WholeChild Wednesday

Some great #goodbye options from our Summer Kinder presenterDr Jean Feldman Registration is now open - don't miss Dr. Jean!

Registration now open for our Summer Kindergarten conference featuring Dr. Jean Felman! #KinderTuesday #Kinder19

We can't thank you enough for all the volunteers, committee members, presenters and attendees for making the 2019 Pre-K/K Conference such an overwhelming success. #ThankYou #Kinder19 #KinderTuesday

Happy Monday! Here's a heart warming story to put a smile on your face. Some times all you need is some or a different perspective. #HappyMonday

#ILASCD is honored to receive the ASCD award for our efforts in the area of professional learning #ILASCDLearns #Empower19

Come visit our IL ASCD Booth at Empower 19. After you check at registration, turn around and the booth will be in front of you on the far right.
See you soon! #Empower19 #ILASCDLearns

#kinder19 Kim Adsit speaking about Loteracy Interventions

The expo hall is open until 2:30. Make sure you get down there and see our vendors before they’re gone! #kinder19

Melissa Leach discussing Interactice writing #kinder19

Teachers Learn Too Adam Peterson discussing classroom management #kinder19

Jan Richardson discussing Early Guided Reading to a packed house! #kinder19

Excited to welcome Dr Jan Richardson for our day 2 keynote. She will be discussing closing the achievement gap #kinder19

Mary Goza from McHenry come on down!!! You’ve won a Kindle Fire! Please come to Schaumburg E to pick it up. #kinder19

Alissa Wolf of Taylorville congratulations! You’ve won a tpt gift card! Come to Schaumburg E to pick it up! #kinder19

What are your difficult child’s nonacademic strengths? #kinder19 Calming the Chaos with Karen Wagnon

❤️❤️❤️ beloved committee member and kinder presenter Ruth Cormier #kinder19 #foreveryoung

Excited to host our first session to be offered completely in Spanish. #kinder19 Aprendiendo, Explorando y Jugando en Los Centros

Juggling Jeff asking attendees if they had to rate themselves, from 1 to 10, what would they give themselves? During his inspirational session, “Take Care of You , Too!” #kinder19

Congrats to our first kindle fire winner! Ms. Vazquez

Michael Bonner discussing how he structures his morning meetings in #bonnerville #kinder19

Hooray! Our first raffle winner. Congrats, Dani! #kinder19

Kim Jordano talking with attendees about how to get students to retell stories #kinder19

Donna Whyte discussing Tips for Engaging Students #kinder19

Teachers Learn Too‘s Adam Peterson discussing classroom management: treat your students like actual human beings! #kinder19

DeeDee Wills discussing how the brain processes, remembers, and stores music #kinder19

Michael Bonner signing books and taking pictures with #kinder19 attendees.


Aurora barbers give up a day off to get kids ready to go back to school in style with free haircuts

RT @EScottEngland: How well do you understand poverty? Today on #AnchoredinEducation @SherrySlankard uses her personal story and formal tr…

What's on school menus this fall? Trade mitigation

RT @IowaASCD: Back to School: Harry Wong reminds us that effective teachers 1) share positive expectations for their students' success, 2)…

RT @ASCD: High school might be the place for Pre-K. One W.V. educator, whose district mixes its youngest and oldest students, explains why…

RT @justintarte: We can’t control the environment our #students were in prior to coming to school. We can, however, control the environmen…

RT @ISBEnews: Searching for a career grounded in leadership and equity? ISBE is hiring! Check out these opportunities: - Educator License R…

RT @ISBEnews: Today's your last chance to grab a bookmark or an Illinois Fairs & Festivals Educator's Guide from the ISBE booth inside @LtG…

RT @ASCDconf: Have you heard? @JohnBKing will be joining us at #ASCDCEL! Don't miss your chance to hear from the former Education Secretary…

RT @pbsteachers: When is your #firstdayofschool? Students aren't the only ones who can share fun, back-to-school signs. Share yours with us…

RT @WalterinDC: ASCD Affiliate, Connected Community, Professional Interest Community, Student Chapter and Emerging Leader members receive…

RT @ASCD: For teens to commit to purposeful action in school or in the community, they first must feel a sense of belonging. @RyanMaxwellEd…

Officially, it's a crisis for Illinois high school sports via @news_gazette

RT @ELmagazine: When leaders narrow their focus to one or two powerful initiatives, they can get amazing results—& love their jobs. Read ab…

RT @coachjtown: The Mules football team welcomed the students back to North Side Elementary this morning!

Federal programs, partnerships can defray CTE costs via @EdDiveK12

RT @edutopia: This student podcasting project attracted national attention. The teachers share the success behind their PBL experience that…

RT @english_maven: Today I failed in class...I tried something that didn’t work well. Guess what? I’m human! Learn and move on!! Teachers…

4 new studies bolster the case: More money for schools helps low-income students

Illinois teacher shortage compared to surrounding states

DA op-ed: Fact, opinion or fake news? via @DA_magazine

RT @EScottEngland: We have the power to change the narrative in education. It begins with being aware of what our unintentional narrative i…

Heading back to school? Local education leaders offer tips for a strong year. via @thesouthern

State Board of Education releases new world languages standards via @mysuburbanlife

The Six Must-Have Elements Of High Quality Project-Based Learning

Report: Illinois has 16th best public school system in U.S.

RT @WalterinDC: Coming Sept 20th: ASCD EDAdvantage on The Whole Teacher! Free to ASCD Affiliates, Connected & Prof Interest Communities, St…

President of the Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools: "The current state of teacher shortages is a c…

How one Illinois program aims to train more resilient, longer-lasting teachers

RT @thelearningloop: Today's #personalizedPL #LearningLesson:

RT @ASCD: “Every administrator should be able to answer one question: Can you still teach a class?” An assistant principal wants more admin…

New law allows Illinois schools to teach hunting classes via @nypost

RT @pbsteachers: When is your first day school? Tell us what you're excited for this year by screenshotting this graphic, filling it in, an…

RT @WalterinDC: ASCD Affiliate, Connected Community, Professional Interest Community, Student Chapter and Emerging Leader members receive…

Peoria teachers deliver door-to-door pitch for school attendance

RT @CRCarter313: In the beginning of the year, I ask these 3 ?’s in a parent survey: 1. Write three adjectives to describe your child. 2…

RT @drorzel: Tune in to hear shout outs during this podcast to @mikelubelfeld @npolyak @dr_mwl @docclark05 @jtimberlake @BethanyMartino1 @k…

Trade labor program targets more southern Illinois high school students

RT @lstark25: Our sensory walk is almost completed! It just needs a few coats of wax! Our students are going to be so excited! #KidsDeserve…

RT @ASCD: A sensory room supports students' work on social, emotional, & behavioral goals when they need to space to take a break. https://…

RT @DrBradJohnson: Teachers, please don't do these 5 things this year: * take away recess as a punishment * use silent lunch on whole grou…

RT @ASCD: “When teacher performance concerns rear their ugly heads (and they will), we must embrace the responsibility of addressing them d…

For local teachers, back-to-school prep starts months before first day of class via @newsleadernow | School bus drivers need flexibility, kindness, patience -- and nerves of steel

RT @ISBEnews: Public Act 101-0220, signed into law Wed. by @GovPritzker, eliminates the requirement that teacher candidates pass a test of…

RT @ASCD: We're off to sunny LA in March 2020 for #EMPOWER20. Will we see you there?

RT @Krista_Leh: Mark your calendars now for the relaunch of #PASCDchat! Join us as we apply @BreneBrown's work from #DareToLead to kickstar…

Report offers recommendations to improve programs for English learners with disabilities via @EdDiveK12

Mayor and Superintendent help raise funds for Rockford school playgrounds

RT @WisconsinASCD: #WASCDreads Good to Great with Jim Collins.