The mission of IL ASCD is to build the capacity of educational leaders to enhance the quality of teaching and learning.
Kindergarten Conference 2015
WHOLE CHILD INITIATIVE
An effort to change the conversation about education from a focus on narrowly defined academic achievement to one that promotes the long term development and success of children.
We are excited to be in Washington, DC for the annual ASCD #Leader2Leader #L2L Conference right now, we are living tweeting all the great things going on, keep up with us and the conference over on twitter following us at: @ILASCD and the hashtag #ASCDL2L!!!
12 Kids Songs the Build Literacy Skills http://growingbookbybook.com/kids-songs-that-build-literacy-skills/
Are your kids (or you!?) playing Pokemon-Go!? http://www.techinsider.io/pokemon-go-safety-tips-kids-2016-7
There is still time to help teach kids to code this summer! Here are some resources for you! http://www.emergingedtech.com/2016/07/7-creative-apps-that-teach-kids-students-to-code/
Five Ways to Increase Teacher Agency in #ProfessionalDevelopment from Edutopia http://www.edutopia.org/blog/five-ways-increase-teacher-agency-professional-development-anne-obrien
We're #Pinning #Assessment resources today! Check them out here: https://www.pinterest.com/ilascd/assessment/
Do you know a school at deserves recognition for their efforts to support the #WholeChild???
Please consider nominating your school for recognition as a Whole Child School that supports healthy, safe, engaged, supported and challenged student.
We are now accepting applications!
All application are due by July 30th. https://illinoisascd.org/about/whole-child
We've got exciting news! The Summer Edition of IL ASCD's Newsletter has Finally Arrived!!! Read it Now! https://illinoisascd.org/resources/publications
Head on over to our Website to read the Summer Edition of our newsletter, packed full of great information and articles all on Writing! https://illinoisascd.org/resources/publications
Welcome to our new spot: #KinderTuesday! Look for posts, resources, and ideas for our early childhood and kindergarten teachers.
Follow along with the hashtag: #KinderTuesday! #ILASCD http://thebrownbagteacher.blogspot.com/2016/02/20-positive-behavior-rewards-that-arent.html
Hey All of #Kindergarten #Teachers: http://www.kindergartenworks.com/classroom-setup/alternative-seating-in-kindergarten/
We always love TED talks. And this one will make you think:
How better tech could protect us from distraction. #HappyFriday! http://www.ted.com/talks/tristan_harris_how_better_tech_could_protect_us_from_distraction
Free Technology for Teachers: 3 Ways for Students to Compare the Sizes of Countries and States http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2016/06/three-ways-for-students-to-compare.html#.V2gS3oRiiG8
From TeachThought: 5 Elements of Effective Thinking http://www.teachthought.com/critical-thinking/book-the-5-elements-of-effective-thinking/
"At 15 he became a hero..." http://wkrn.com/2016/06/21/zaevion-dobson-to-receive-ashe-award-killed-while-saving-friends/
"Today, many students in the class get the correct answer, but fewer are able to explain why."
With all the terrible tragedies in the recent news, here are some tips from Common Sense Media on how to talk to your kids about what they might be seeing in the media. https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/explaining-the-news-to-our-kids?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social
The Building Blocks of a Responsive Approach to Schoolwide Behavior http://www.teachthought.com/pedagogy/the-building-blocks-of-a-responsive-approach-to-schoolwide-behavior/
Teaching Young Children About Bias, Diversity, and Social Justice. http://www.edutopia.org/blog/teaching-young-children-social-justice-jinnie-spiegler
Summer is Prime Time for PBL Remodeling! From Edutopia. #ILASCD http://www.edutopia.org/blog/summer-prime-time-pbl-remodeling-suzie-boss
We've kicked off our Annual Retreat here at Starved Rock State Park! Our #kindergarten committee meeting is going on right now. Planning for #kinder17! http://ift.tt/1XXbODo
Thank you Edutopia! Always such great information.
Helpful Resources to Share with High School Graduates: http://www.edutopia.org/blog/helpful-resources-share-high-school-graduates
Jimmy Fallon very eloquently spoke about the Orlando tragedy. Take a moment to hear his words.
Using Technology To Help Students lead Their Own Learning http://www.teachthought.com/pedagogy/using-technology-help-students-lead-learning/
“Our mission is to empower all kids to see themselves as connected, creative, strong individuals with the ability to go anywhere, be anything."
Patience can be hard, though, when measuring your success. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/05/jobs/graduating-and-looking-for-your-passion-just-be-patient.html?_r=0
Coolest. Video. Ever. #DrWho #Tardis http://theawesomer.com/lego-tardis-time-lapse/370593/
Extremely interesting take on the potential use of a video game for teaching, on top of just plain cool way to learn about another culture. Check this out: http://www.teachthought.com/the-future-of-learning/technology/never-alone-a-beautiful-game-inupiat-alaskan-native-people/
12 Good Resources for Teaching Digital Citizenship: http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2016/06/12-resources-for-teaching-digital.html#.V1YU5IRiiG8
An Easy Way to Quickly Create Vocabulary List from Documents: http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2016/06/an-easy-way-to-quickly-create.html#.V1YWSYRiiG8
Are YOU using Social Media? How?
"What happens when middle schoolers take to Twitter? They become learners" https://theconversation.com/what-happens-when-middle-schoolers-take-to-twitter-they-become-learners-59135
"Why Young Kids Learn Through Movement"
Interested in attending, presenting at or being a vendor at this year's Conference On Learning? We've got the 411 for you over on our website: https://www.illinoisascd.org/professional-learning-opportunities/conference-on-learning
#L2L2016 #ASCDL2L @ASCD My First Leader2Leader Experience - Part 1 (A Social Media Opportunity) https://t.co/GQjMoKChkr
Happy Monday! We hope your weekend was great and you have an awesome week! https://t.co/X6wrXDqICx
RT @justintarte: Growth mindset vs. fixed mindset: via @BelievePHQ #education https://t.co/uLtzdUHarM
Another shot of this morning's live #satchat with @officialascd's @seantslade #ilascd #educator #ascd #teacher... https://t.co/KnA4NXPFtd
Our president-elect for @il_ascd here at #L2L2016 #ascdl2l we repaired red #illinois well this week, made good,... https://t.co/lGV32Oexd7
RT @Mr_Ulrich_UW: A6 Read awesome books: Innovators mindset by @gcouros, Mindset by Dweck, Insight Out by Tina Selig, Creative Schools, Ken…
RT @KerryHawk02: "We need to ask ourselves WHY we have education? What is it's role?" @ASCD <- BIG question, but an important reminder! #sa…
@variableleader A lot of it IS just showing, sometimes U can't tell, but show to see the value. It broadens Ur world beyond Ur district...
RT @AndrewMcNamar: A5: Celebrate the risks that T's and S's take w/out focusing on outcomes. Ppl need to feel comfortable in order to step…
RT @latoyadixon5: A5. Listen. Serve. Invest in others. Help them. Support them. Mentor someone and ask them to mentor someone else. #satch…
RT @Dr_TParker: A5 Build them up, Cheer them on, Share their success #satchat https://t.co/tq2ajlKYWR
RT @SeanTSlade: A4 its ownership, voice, empowerment #satchat #ASCDL2L
RT @AKKerani: A4: In an empowered classroom, #creativity and creative outlets for #mentalhealth are prioritized. #satchat
RT @DASchnautz: Great way to start the morning!#satchat https://t.co/CgJ8RGPazf
RT @mburwitz: A3: empower Ts as Ls by offering then to share summer PD knowledge during inservice meetings in school year #satchat
RT @twils22: A3. Empowered educators are game changers, they are finding best practices and can share with others to improve their classes.…
RT @ChrisQuinn64: If I'm empowered, as a teacher, I'm motivated... #satchat https://t.co/bRdfv0W7nc
RT @jonbergmann: @polonerd Yes- We do need more S centered learning and most teachers need to move in that direction but we don’t want to o…
RT @bradmcurrie: Q3 How can empowered educators become transformative leaders? #satchat https://t.co/Lza6WQeJD2
RT @latoyadixon5: Empowered folks feel they have control over their trajectory. They aren't subject to what happens to them, but make thing…
RT @pammoran: Big questions for me is what do we do that sets stage to empower others? How do we realize community-wide empowerment? #L2L2…
@pammoran great question/addition to the question!
RT @ACTforEducation: A2: Teachers feel trusted to do what's right by Ss. It gives them the opportunity to take risks and know they have sup…
RT @MBH_Lead2Learn: A2 Empowerment also creates a more collaborative culture and breaks down the classroom walls; more big picture, impactf…
RT @Hawks_Chris: A2: Empowerment gives teachers a seat at the table, and allows them to take risks #satchat #ASCDL2L
RT @mrskochheiser: I like the mantra of "Know thy Impact" #satchat @msmfrancis https://t.co/6yAJ5NK0Vy
RT @ScottRRocco: QUESTION 2 Q2: How does empowerment transform teaching? #satchat #L2L2016
RT @RACzyz: A1: Love @trevorabryan s take on empowerment! https://t.co/X6R3zNjYEH Giving real oppty for ownership #4OCF #satchat https://t.…
RT @kimmykcollins: A1 The ability to make decisions based on what you see, not being told how to do something but you just doing it #satchat
RT @ACTforEducation: Empowerment is when people feel called to do things not just for themselves but for the greater good. The action means…
RT @SusZanti5: A1: As an instructional coach, I work with novices, empowering them in all aspects of teaching and learning, building them u…
Thanks to everyone who attended our sunrise session yesterday to discuss #Assessment at #ASCDL2L #L2L2016
@variableleader That's great! Please feel free to reach out any time w/questions :) #L2L2016 #ASCDL2L
RT @ScottRRocco: FIRST QUESTION Q1: Define empowerment as it relates to your role in education. #satchat all questions are here: https://t.…
Excited to be #tweeting live w/the guys from #satchat today in #DC at #L2L2016 #ASCDL2L
RT @LFedtech: Kudos to @ilascd 's own @Illini01 for hosting a meaningful q&a session after #ASCDL2L dinner tonight. Congrats on your upcom…
RT @jftrey: Discussing challenges related to edTPA, student teaching placement, 9-month preparation programs w/@ILASCD at #ASCDL2L
RT @Amy_MacCrindle: District 300 Emerging Leaders! #ASCDL2L @ILASCD @Illini01 https://t.co/1PTnQUkZte
RT @JasonFlom: Emerging Leaders from 2005 - 2016 at #ASCDL2L #L2L2016 https://t.co/J6Wt4crKjb
@jcarlyq Thanks so much for being there! Please let us know if you have any questions, we'd love to hear from you!
RT @MentorTeachers: #EdTherapy Enjoying a terrific workshop by Jason Flom on 50 Shades of Adult Learning at L2L https://t.co/f1diYvbOtD
Bill Dodds, Ryan Nevius, and Kati McKay-Phillips present Tools for Successful Assessment at L2L in DC. https://t.co/QMYad6uVnO
RT @MentorTeachers: John Otto Kuhlmann and Cynthia O'Brien enjoy the L2L Tweet-up. #EdTherapy https://t.co/l0ChNN7hYl
Illinois ASCD members enjoy a Live Tweet-up at L2L #EdTherapy https://t.co/kTaSbFWrdJ
RT @Amy_MacCrindle: So true! How time is spent tells a lot about an educator's true focus and goal. #EdTherapy https://t.co/DrqwpThVaA
RT @MicheleOgdenEdu: President @bshuldiner talking about new directions in @ASCD #edtherapy #ASCDL2L https://t.co/Kly0sQQWEf
RT @MentorTeachers: Here is the Tweet Deck in Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi's Capitol Hill #EdTherapy https://t.co/qbY3VJxh2B
RT @mmingle1: Like the new intro! #EdTherapy https://t.co/76hXpU6KA0