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

MEMBER BENEFITS

Join IL ASCD to gain access to a number of additional resources available
to our members and take advantage of other member benefits.

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.

FACEBOOK POSTS

How Can We Create Credibility For Informal Learning? From TeachforThought http://www.teachthought.com/learning/can-create-credibility-informal-learning/

Got some new kids to your school, area, classroom??? http://www.teachthought.com/pedagogy/how-you-can-support-the-new-kid-in-your-class/

10 Things #Kindergarten Students should know before school #KinderTuesday http://www.edudemic.com/10-things-kindergarteners-should-know-before-school/

Looking for a start of the year contest??? http://pbseduelectioncentral.com/50-for-50

Happy New School Year to all the educators out there!!! We would LOVE to see your classroom, buildings and new spaces. Post photos of your new school year here!!!

Start you week off right with an inspiring TED talk!
"How I teach kids to love #Science" #HappyMonday!

#FreeTechFriday #Friyay #HappyFriday! http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2016/08/two-ways-to-use-data-validation-in.html#.V6s03oRiiG8

"This is a teachers worst nightmare." http://www.edutopia.org/blog/teacher-support-children-medical-treatment-kristen-beckler

Interesting Theory. What are your thoughts, teachers??? #KinderTuesday http://www.nbcnews.com/news/education/bare-walls-theory-do-too-many-classroom-decorations-harm-learning-n223436

We just hosted THE Flipped Classroom guru Jon Bergmann, check out this article about #FlippedLearning from EmergingEdTech Fan Page http://www.emergingedtech.com/2016/07/flipped-classroom-keynote-tyler-dewitt-vernacular-of-teaching/

Do YOU know any budding poets??? Check this out from Lonely Planet http://www.lonelyplanet.com/blog/2016/08/01/lonely-planet-kids-poetry-competition/

It's a new month! Some of you might be starting school, others... enjoy your last few weeks of summer!

Standards, Tools & Techniques for Assessing Digital Literacy from EmergingEdTech Fan Page http://www.emergingedtech.com/2016/07/assessing-digital-literacy-standards-tools-techniques/

The Behavior Battle: High- and Low-Tech Solutions from Edutopia http://www.edutopia.org/blog/behavior-battle-high-low-tech-solutions-james-paterson

U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance on #Homesless #Children & Youth http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/education-department-releases-guidance-homeless-children-and-youth

25 Of The Best Resources for Teaching Critical Thinking by TeachThought http://www.teachthought.com/critical-thinking/25-resources-for-teaching-critical-thinking/

What Doesn't Work: #Literacy Practices We Should Abandon from Edutopia http://www.edutopia.org/blog/literacy-practices-we-should-abandon-nell-k-duke

It's #KinderTuesday! Check out our #Pinterest Board all about #Kindergarten Classrooms! There are some assessment tools, decorating ideas and MUCH more! https://www.pinterest.com/ilascd/the-kindergarten-classroom/

Just a few days left to apply for the #WholeChild Award! Have you filled out the application yet???!!!

Happy Monday! We hope your weekend was great and you have an awesome week!

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

#MotivationMonday #BePositive #KidPresident #LiftEachOtherUp

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/

Thanks for always inspiring us Kid President! Have a great week everyone!

Happy 4th of July!!!

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

Happy July to all the educators, parents and kids out there!

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/

TWEETS

Happy New School Year to all the educators out there!!! We would LOVE to see your classroom, buildings and new... https://t.co/kG3g0HEg1N

Start you week off right with an inspiring TED talk! "How I teach kids to love #Science" #HappyMonday! https://t.co/br5lhONW6H

13 Non-Professional Books That Have Made Us Better Teachers https://t.co/kwIu9FxZDO

"This is a teachers worst nightmare." https://t.co/30aHWu0BDF

https://t.co/f93KO9FOlz... https://t.co/uum6th8k6d

Illinois ASCD book display at the Leadership Institute. https://t.co/YZVUqf5ulH

Join @ASCD for this month’s #ASCDL2L chat tonight 8:00–9:00 pm ET! This month’s facilitator is 2015 Emerging Leader James Frye @mrjamesfrye.

Day 3 of the Leadership Institute. Opening session by Dr. Donald Viegut, Leadership for Formative Assessment. https://t.co/exTnFQG4sx

Networking breakfast at Eagle Ridge Resort. https://t.co/RdVJT3tFro

Day 2, Leadership Institute, Steve Oertle, Leading Learning with Assessment Literacy & Rigorous Practice. https://t.co/Xmxqk4YJwR

It's a new month! Some of you might be starting school, others... enjoy your last few weeks of summer! https://t.co/Pbn90r3okl

Opening session at the 15th Annual Leadership Institute with Dr. Diane Wolf at Eagle Ridge Resort, Galena, IL https://t.co/oIhXvuMbfC

We've got lots of help from our wonderful #kindergarten committee today for the second day of #summerkinder with... https://t.co/yrEKZO7vBi

Another great day with @kindergartensmorgasboard in southern #illinois #education #kindergarten... https://t.co/ghwbHGW1Dk

@kindergartensmorgasboard just challenged this amazing group of #educators to show off their #happyclassrooms... https://t.co/dZwoNQRLcz

How are YOU liking @kindergartensmorgasboard so far?! What has been the best thing you've learned so far today???... https://t.co/km0CdBrFX2

What Doesn't Work: #Literacy Practices We Should Abandon from Edutopia... https://t.co/YJwEDs9CJn

#Election2016: 10 Ways for Students to Stay Engaged This Summer... https://t.co/PkUsWSpDb3

Excited to be here for #SummerKinder16 w/@kindergartensmorgasboard https://t.co/Ze9YkyK3oP https://t.co/9q3BIMVqRI

It's #KinderTuesday! Check out our #Pinterest Board all about #Kindergarten Classrooms! There are some... https://t.co/qrAvSqwn5a

Just a few days left to apply for the #WholeChild Award! Have you filled out the application yet???!!! https://t.co/sruHSXi5WE

#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 @gcouros: “They have to be part of the solution” https://t.co/S6VtlaGcC0 https://t.co/V5pEgo0U05

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

Excited to be participating #live in #satchat this morning at #ascdl2l #L2L2016 https://t.co/kf8uHbSwxK https://t.co/7IJpDrqBi2

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