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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.

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A great collection on our Pinterest board with activities, quotes and background for you to help your students celebrate #MLKDay https://www.pinterest.com/ilascd/dr-martin-luther-king-jr-day-about-activities/

Kid President with the Story of #MLKDay https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xXZhXTFWnE

#HappyMonday #MotivationMonday #StudentMotivation #TeacherMotivation

#MotivationMonday #HappyMonday #StudentMotivation #TeacherMotivation #ChallengeYourself

It's #nationaltriviaday!!! Here's a great resource: http://www.triviaplaying.com

Win a kindle!
Are you going to be attending the Kindergarten conference in March?!
Post a photo using the hashtag #kinder17 to win a kindle fire AND $50 off your registration!
Winner will be chosen Jan. 6th!

Let's kick of this new year's first week right! By taking a look back at the #KinderConf from a few years ago.
Registration is open now and sessions are already beginning to fill!
Register Here: https://illinoisascd.org/professional-learning-opportunities/pre-k-and-kindergarten-conference https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bd01Etg75zA

IL ASCD wants to wish you a happy and healthy New Year! #HappyNewYear!

We're extending the #kinder17 contest! Now you can win a kindle AND $50 off your registration! Details on our website - link in bio http://ift.tt/2hzQz8c

It's the Winter solstice! How much do YOU know about this first day of winter??? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/christmas/0/winter-solstice-2016-shortest-day-year-time/

Hooray! Just in time for Christmas - the Winter Edition of our Quarterly Journal is out now! This edition is all about "Teachers as Change Agents" Read it now! http://publications.catstonepress.com/i/763890-winter-2016

Hey!!! Have YOU seen that we launched our first #Kinder17 giveaway!?!?
We are looking for all our #kindergarten #teachers! Attending #kinder17: Post your most creative photo or video using the hashtag #kinder17 telling everyone you'll be attending the conference next year and you'll be entered to win $50! Off your registration! Winners will be announced 12/23. We look forward to seeing your posts!

#happymonday!!! We are kicking off this chilly week with a contest! We are looking for all our #kindergarten #teachers! Attending #kinder17: Post your most creative photo or video using the hashtag #kinder17 telling everyone you'll be attending the conference next year and you'll be entered to win $50! Off your registration! Winners will be announced 12/23. We look forward to seeing your posts! http://ift.tt/2hq9zGH

A GREAT way to start your Week. Watch these High School students show their resource officer how much he is appreciated! Spoiler: be prepared with some tissues!

What your child's teacher could REALLY use for Christmas http://kindercraze.com/childs-teacher-really-use-christmas/

Let OK Go remind you how fast a moment goes... and how different things can be if you take the time to slow down. This is truly amazing. #HappyFriday! https://youtu.be/QvW61K2s0tA

Millions Have Dyslexia,So what is it?
Do YOU have students, co-workers, friends, family who are Dyslexic? http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/11/28/502601662/millions-have-dyslexia-few-understand-it

8 Educational Apps to Create Digital Portfolios from TeachThought http://www.teachthought.com/the-future-of-learning/apps/8-educational-apps-to-create-digital-portfolios/

TWEET WRAP UP FROM #EDTECH http://www.emergingedtech.com/2016/11/edtech-and-teaching-tweet-wrap-11-26-16/

From Edutopia: A principal's perspective: the importance of school culture https://www.edutopia.org/article/principals-perspective-importance-of-school-culture-kyle-wagner

Gregg Wolcott teaching our #CLDN group how to 'play' word ball and rethinking how we think of research. #curriculum #leadership #hattie #johnhattie #ilascd http://ift.tt/2fX18RU

Happy Thanksgiving from everyone here at Illinois ASCD!

We are excited to roll out the digital version of our Kindergarten Booklet! #Kinder17 Check it out now. http://publications.catstonepress.com/i/753252-prek-kindergarten-conference-2017

Happy Monday! #MondayMotivation

Looking for some great books for your students for Thanksgiving on inspiring thankfulness and gratitude? Check out these picture books: http://www.ruffledfeathersevents.com/inspiring-thankfulness-books-for-kids-for-thanksgiving/

Hooray! The 2017 Kindergarten Conference registration is now open! Register here: http://bit.ly/2g2s4B2 #Kinder17

Check out this Short from ASCD featuring Todd Whitaker explaining the development of culture and climate in schools and why it is important to gain an understanding of your school's culture in order to improve it.
We will be hosting Todd Jan. 19th in Crystal Lake.
Click here for details: http://bit.ly/2fAu1WE

From Rethink Mental Illness: It's World Kindness Day this Sunday and we'd love to hear the stories of when someone has been kind to you!
We'd also love to hear the random acts of kindness you have done or seen, to give everyone a little inspiration for the weekend.

Happy Veterans Day. Thank a vet today. And every day! #happyveteransday #veteransday #thankyouforyourservice #supportourtroops 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 https://www.instagram.com/p/BMrCt_JF7na/

Honoring those who have served today. Thank a vet!
To all those who have worn a uniform to protect our country, a huge thank you. #VeteransDay

We still have a few seats available in our #CLDN Cohort, which has it's first official meeting November 28th! See all the details about each day of professional development and register on our website! https://illinoisascd.org/professional-learning-opportunities/curriculum-leadership-development-network-cldn-

Save the date! Nov. 13 is #WorldKindnessDay, a 24-hour campaign dedicated to paying it forward and focusing on the good. At IBPA, we're all about spreading kindness. After all, our 2016 conference theme is "Getting to the Bottom of It: Bullying Prevention through Empathy and Kindness." Check out the RAOK website for ideas and inspiration on how you can help kindness go viral. https://www.randomactsofkindness.org/world-kindness-day

Today is #ElectionDay! Make sure you get out and vote!

"HEY, YOU. YOUR CHOICES MATTER. We have some big decisions coming up on Tuesday. But don't worry! Kid President is here to walk you through some good (and bad) ways to make BIG decisions."
#ElectionDay #GoVote!

From EdCircuit: Show me the Money: Lack of Financial Literacy Education in School Leads to Poor Personal Finance http://www.edcircuit.com/show-me-the-money-lack-of-financial-literacy-education-in-schools-leads-to-poor-personal-finance/?platform=hootsuite

Literature Maps Help You Find Authors You'll Like http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2016/10/literature-map-helps-you-find-authors.html#.WBejg2X7ZEc

So interesting! The history of the Lunch Box from NPR http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/10/31/495218823/beyond-the-pail-npr-unpacks-the-history-of-the-lunch-box

5 Tools Students Can Use to Create Music Online http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2016/10/5-tools-students-can-use-to-create.html#.WBejimX7ZEc

Interesting read. Do you have students like these? Does your school do anything to accommodate their movements with the seasons? http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/10/31/498249903/schools-hustle-to-reach-kids-who-move-with-the-harvest-not-the-school-year

A great kick off with Mike Schmoker at the 2016 Conference on Learning. Thanks to our partners Midwest Principals' Center and Roosevelt University. Day Two brought dozens more attendees, break out and the awarding of our IL ASCD Whole Child Awards! Congrats to the winners and thank you to all those who were able to attend #COL16!

Hello November

4 Questioning Strategies For Effective & Thoughtful Teaching http://www.teachthought.com/pedagogy/4-questioning-strategies-effective-thoughtful-teaching/

How fitting. Yesterday's word of the day from Dictionary.com was 'hallowed'

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A great collection on our Pinterest board with activities, quotes and background for you to help your students... https://t.co/qIuoYq59Ab

Kid President with the Story of #MLKDay https://t.co/yuUkcAfeE6 https://t.co/miieuT0a5s

Help students learn about Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life, his impact, & significance to American culture & history. https://t.co/AI0rLt3xDx

#HappyMonday #MotivationMonday #StudentMotivation #TeacherMotivation https://t.co/Xek8fz74uL

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Winners will be randomly chosen an announced Jan. 6th! https://t.co/zMNONW9bpv

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It's #nationaltriviaday!!! Here's a great resource: https://t.co/3cRIFlzeLZ https://t.co/d4Wf31ScV1

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Let's kick of this new year's first week right! By taking a look back at the #KinderConf from a few years ago.... https://t.co/GMuWh9ZAvc

IL ASCD wants to wish you a happy and healthy New Year! #HappyNewYear! https://t.co/FVJBHAoNi2

Review: Preparing to Teach Social Studies for Social Justice https://t.co/V8AKC62Eft

RT @DalaiLama: If our goal is a happier, more peaceful world in the future, only education will bring change.

ILASCD Whole Child Recognized Schools for 2016: https://t.co/dk6pCZWlNm

The #WholeChild article from the Winter edition of our Journal: Agency as Advocacy https://t.co/C4f6R8Qyqz

We're extending the #kinder17 contest! Now you can win a kindle AND $50 off your registration! Details on our... https://t.co/yjUQrniA63

It's the Winter solstice! How much do YOU know about this first day of winter???... https://t.co/wB2GjUyy1k

Teachers as Agents of Change https://t.co/dTggDDuWEX #ILASCD #Publications #ChangeAgents #ILEducators

The Winter Edition of our Quarterly journal is out now! It's all about Teachers As Change Agents. Enjoy!… https://t.co/YzRamP5TF3

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Hurry! There's still time to post your most original photo using #Kinder17 for a chance to win $50 off your registration for the Kinder Conf

Did you know we are featuring the award winning @Jon_Scieszka at #Kinder17?! Have you registered yet?! https://t.co/K6mcH0jEd1

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RT @MartinezEfra: So looking forward to learn more from @ToddWhitaker at @ILAS conference on #WGEDD. Register here: https://t.co/zrCNwqHhhj…

RT @leahod: So proud of these ladies for representing @BerwynSouth100 at the @ILASCD Kinder conference! #proudlitcoach https://t.co/n9CwjQ…

A GREAT way to start your Week. Watch these High School students show their resource officer how much he is... https://t.co/DmiFNVTdS6

What your child's teacher could REALLY use for Christmas https://t.co/jmKadomekI https://t.co/vvi9ArkqLO

Let OK Go remind you how fast a moment goes... and how different things can be if you take the time to slow down.... https://t.co/qOhWIxsn7J

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Millions Have Dyslexia,So what is it? Do YOU have students, co-workers, friends, family who are Dyslexic?... https://t.co/b3tlHOErb3

8 Educational Apps to Create Digital Portfolios from TeachThought... https://t.co/XOQxe85j8o

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