The mission of IL ASCD is to build the capacity of educational leaders to enhance the quality of teaching and learning.

Use Your CARES Funding for Professional Development

Federal Funding for Professional Learning

With the education world changing at warp speed, a crucial challenge for administrators is funding for professional development to support teachers in this rapidly changing landscape.
Fortunately, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides emergency grant funding to support the increasing need for K–12 educators to perform at high levels while in distance learning. This funding includes $54.3 billion allocated for K–12.

Here is a breakdown of the funding:

The Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER I and ESSER II)
Districts can use ESSER I funds to support the reopening schools, facilitate continuity of learning, and measure and address the significant learning loss caused by a lack of in-person educational opportunities.
ESSER II funds can be used to support addressing learning loss, preparing schools for reopening, and testing, repairing, and upgrading projects to improve air quality in school buildings. This new funding is more than four times the $13 million in ESSER Fund assistance provided last spring under CARES Act.

This means that now, there's new funding that addresses professional learning, with a very limited time window.

Illinois ASCD has been working with districts across the state to provide virtual and in- person professional development and consulting to equip educators for hybrid, remote and in-person learning.

2020 IL ASCD Pre-K and Kindergarten Highlight Video!

HONORARY MEMBERSHIP

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

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RT @kroth_in205: We had some awesome process presentations today! Depicted below: how to wire a receptacle (outlet), how to properly set…

RT @MrsFonksFriends: Creating our own games at PM break today. Ask your kindergartner about Stop and Go! @D13Jaguars #ilbsd13 https://t.co/…

RT @JonGordon11: Leadership is not a title. It’s an act of service to make the people around you and your organization better.

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RT @WalterinDC: Nominations for the 2021 Class of @ASCD Emerging Leaders are now being accepted! Learn more and complete your nomination at…

RT @ISBEnews: Do you know an Illinois school teacher, custodian, administrator, nurse, bus driver, or volunteer who’s gone above and beyond…

RT @EScottEngland: The greatest lessons are usually the ones you didn’t ask for.

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RT @WalterinDC: Nominations for the 2021 Class of @ASCD Emerging Leaders are now being accepted! Learn more and complete your nomination at…

RT @MrBogie1: I love it when a plan comes together. Today my class just naturally took out post it notes and started taking notes to write…

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RT @JonGordon11: 3 Truths 1. Don't seek happiness. Decide to work w/passion and purpose and happiness will find you. 2. Never stop learni…

Meeting Scholars Where They Are! Becoming Data Informed and Student Driven Featuring Tamara Jones… https://t.co/XT5JoS406s

ILASCD Ed Brief 3/24/21 https://t.co/Ecw1EMKoeA via @constantcontact

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RT @ISBEnews: “If it hadn’t been for the vocational classes I’d taken in high school, I wouldn’t be the person I am today.” Hear more fro…

RT @WalterinDC: The nominations window for the 2021 class of ASCD Emerging Leaders opens next week! Learn more at https://t.co/pNC2glgf1v @…

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RT @simonsinek: Our friends don't love us for what we do. Our friends love us for who we are.

Congratulations to IL ASCD Board Member, Jeff Prickett on being named Illinois High School Principal of the Year… https://t.co/y49tOZYRvs

RT @JonGordon11: 10 ways to succeed with zero talent: 1. Be On Time 2. Show Up & Do the Work 3. Give Your Best 4. Be Positively Contagio…

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RT @thedopeeducator: I remember being asked in an interview last year, “would I still welcome my students with customized greetings once th…

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RT @EScottEngland: Let’s get the good news out there. Consider contributing to @ILASCD’s upcoming journal issue: Silver Linings to the Pand…

RT @PrincipalKWelsh: Lovely 8th Grade Readers’ Workshop in action ❤️@TCRWP https://t.co/6zwjOEKQwU

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RT @DukesBrian: Sums up five days of in person learning https://t.co/albOKsuYFC

RT @ROE_ELEVEN: "Every day is an opportunity to see from the children's eyes, in their work, in their accomplishments, in their growth, the…

RT @JonGordon11: Both the Empire State Building and the Golden Gate Bridge were built during the Great Depression. Great things can be buil…

This week's ILASCD Ed Brief. Enjoy! https://t.co/BvoubA1YIe https://t.co/BYuLwEjr7j

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RT @CentralRedbirds: Academia was on full display at CJHS today. The Scholar Bowl team split with Akin with the 8th graders getting the win…