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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.


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

RT @jgarrison203: This amazing group of VCHS students created the “Grub Club” to mentor and support younger students with the goal of helpi…

RT @rosenelsonwest: Making that essential difference for our students begins with understanding & not judging. @SherrySlankard explains...…

RT @Amy_MacCrindle: The latest The MacCrindle Daily! Thanks to @ODEM_IO @MrsBetsyMBrown #edtech #edchat

RT @ASCD: Formative assessment–with feedback at its heart–mitigates many of the issues that make the traditional grading process problemati…

RT @ASCD: "It's not that a student is bad at #math. Rather, teachers must build the right supports so that students feel motivated and enga…

When Illinois Students Leave The State For College, Who Reaps The Rewards?

UIC project, backed by $4.7M grant, to benefit math teachers in south suburban schools

RT @ISBEnews: Know a H.S. junior or senior interested in government? Two IL students will be selected for a week-long government & leadersh…

RT @ASCD: If you want to know what's going on in classrooms, you've got to get out of your office and see the action for yourself. @ELmaga…

Is time up on standardized tests for college admissions? via @EdDiveK12

RT @YadgirGMS: Today, I attempted an ELA activity with the kids that TOTALLY failed! I owned up to it, the kids laughed along with me, and…

RT @DDMSPrincipal: Welcome Back DDMS Staff. Selfie anyone? 😊😊😊. #pantherproud

RT @ScottEstes1968: Principal Derek Schulze and community leaders welcomed students to Woodrow Wilson School this morning. What a great way…

RT @EScottEngland: Why is my heart rate is up and I’m pumped to talk education? Must be from that conversation I just had with @Joe_Sanfeli…

What does it take to get a school ready for Day 1? Go behind the scenes as U-46 prepared for 38,000 students coming…

RT @ASCD: To honor the teen brain, we must bring into the curriculum more emotional connections and risk taking, says educator and psycholo…

RT @mraspinall: What strategy did you use to estimate the BeeBot units? In this student workshop we explored math strategies and problem so…

RT @principalrmac: Welcome back #redbud132 faculty and staff!

RT @rvoltz: We can stop kids from cheating in school by eliminating the need...

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