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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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Read all about "Relationships" in the Spring Edition of the IL ASCD Quarterly Journal. Read it here: http://publications.catstonepress.com/i/802446-spring-2017/0?m4=

Happy First Day of Spring!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy #PiDay!!!

It's the start of another great week! Make it a great one! #MotivationMonday #HappyMonday #StudentMotivation #TeacherMotivation

Thank you to everyone who made the 2017 #kinderconf a success. Surrounded by amazing early childhood educators is always so inspiring. It truly is one of our most favorite times. Until next time! A huge thank you to @jimgillmusic @jon_scieszka @thesuperfunshow @awesomesquadmusic @jugglingjeff and many many more for helping make this such an amazing time! http://ift.tt/2mN0dud

Have a great week! #MotivationMonday #WorkHard #StudentMotivation #TeacherMotivation

Happy March! #HelloMarch #Springtime

We are excited to officially announce that IL ASCD has been honored with the Over All ASCD Affiliate Award for 2017! It is such an honor and we are excited and proud to accept this award. Congratulations to all the other Affiliate Award winners and to Illinois ASCD's staff, board, volunteers, presenters and all those that make this organization so great and a useful tool for the educators of the state of Illinois!

Happy Monday! #MotivationMonday #Haveagreatweek #TeacherMotivation #StudentMotivation

Today is the last day to register online for the 2017 Pre-K/K conference. Get your registrations in! Sessions are filling quickly and we are on pace to possibly have record setting attendance! Don't wait to register on site! #kinder17 #illinois #educator #education #kinderconf #kindergarten #kindergartenfun #kinderrocks http://ift.tt/2m56sWC

Online Registration for the 2017 Kindergarten Conference closes today!
Don't worry - you can always register on site! #KinderConf

Have a great week! #MotivationMonday #WorkHard #DreamBig #StudentMotivation #TeachermMotivation

Get Social! We are on Facebook (obviously ;) ) but do you follow us on Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest!?
During our annual Pre-K/K Conference we will be posting across social media all the fun and exciting things going on. We will be giving away great prizes, posting updates and other information as well. Check us out! #KinderConf

Hooray! The deadline for online registration isn't until February 20th! Sessions are filling fast for the 2017 Pre-K/K conference so don't wait! #kinderconf #kinder17 http://ift.tt/2l3K1Rx

Lucky You!!! Online Registration for the 2017 Pre-K/K Conference at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel has been extended! You've got until Feb. 20th to get registered online. Sessions are filling fast - don't wait! https://illinoisascd.org/professional-learning-opportunities/pre-k-and-kindergarten-conference

#MotivationMonday #BlackHistoryMonth #MLK #AfricanAmericanHistoryMonth

From Edutopia, do you have anything you would add to this list???

https://www.edutopia.org/blog/4-truths-about-teaching-english-language-learners-elena-aguilar

You haven't registered for the 2017 Pre-K/K conference yet!?
It's a piece of cake! ;) #Kinder17 #KinderTuesday Online registration closes in a few weeks, register today!

Have a great week! #MotivationMonday #BeExcellent #WorkHard

An interesting read from NPR: How The Systemic Segregation of Schools Is Maintained by 'Individual Choices.'
What are your thoughts on this article? http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2017/01/16/509325266/how-the-systemic-segregation-of-schools-is-maintained-by-individual-choices

We've got TONS of resources for #BlackHistoryMonth #AfricanAmericanHistoryMonth on our Pinterest board! Check it out: https://www.pinterest.com/ilascd/african-american-history-month-black-history-month/

Hello February <3

From Edutopia: Encouraging Students to Own Their Work. https://www.edutopia.org/article/encouraging-students-own-their-work-joshua-block

ATTENTION EDUCATORS:
Why did you become a teacher? What is the most important relationship you have as a teacher? And Why???
Your answer could be featured in our next Quarterly Journal!

Have a great week! #HappyMonday! #MotivationMonday #WordHard #StudentMotivation

#STEM workshop today at the college of lake county #clc #ilascd #lccrc http://ift.tt/2kt3P3B

#HappyMonday #MotivationMonday #TeacherMotivation #StudentMotivation #WorkHard

Congratulations to Kristi for winning our first #Kinder17 giveaway! You've won $50 off your registration AND a Kindle Fire!!! Please email us at: info@IllinoisASCD.org with your full name, contact information! Thanks so everyone who participated!
"@il_ascd One of my favorite collaborations - Athletes for Literacy - This is a varsity football coach reading with my little. Many student-athletes also participated! #readingispower #kinder17 📷: Kristi"

Here in #Chicago we take our #Popcorn seriously! If you've never had the chicago mix, you're missing out! It's #NationalPopcornDay! :) Here are some fun facts about the delicious, popular snack! http://parade.com/451650/parade/happy-national-popcorn-day-fun-facts-about-the-popular-snack/

Todd Whitaker in Crystal Lake discussing What Great Educators Do Differently. We've got a room FULL of amazing Illinois Educators. Today is going to be a great day!

Hooray! it's Winnie the Pooh Day! Here is an article about a few things you might not have known about the fuzzy little silly old bear: http://www.chron.com/entertainment/books/article/Happy-Winnie-the-Pooh-Day-8-things-to-know-about-10861967.php

Teaching Kids to Move Beyond One-Word Questions
#KinderTuesday https://www.edutopia.org/article/teaching-kids-move-beyond-one-word-questions-jessie-grees

10 Sites and Apps for Vocabulary and Spelling Practice - Best of 2016 #KinderTuesday http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2016/12/10-sites-and-apps-for-vocabulary-and.html#.WH5DCbGZNE4

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!

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Happy First Day of Spring! https://t.co/M5XWlIboH4

@drjillgildea thanks! We couldn't do it with out our amazing volunteers, presenters, writers and board members

RT @Amundsen_HS: Mr. Peterson and Mr. Javier welcome surburban principals who spent a full day visiting our classes through our IL ASCD par…

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Hooray! Congrats to Pamela Marcus who won our last Kindle Fire! #kinderconf https://t.co/qhqvxaPHZk https://t.co/dCY2MVANTQ

#KinderConf Comgrats! @pgmarcus3 You've won the last Kindle Fire! Come to Schaumburg E to pick it up! https://t.co/5NfQlIu9fz

@pgmarcus3 Hey @pgmarcus3 you've one the last Kindle fire! Congrats! Please come to Schaumburg E to pick it up!

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@kindergals in a pack room! #kinderconf #kindergarten #ilascd #illinois #illinoiseducator … https://t.co/VCcCWvTIRv https://t.co/hrH2Vxp6kx

Carrie Brockway teaching great math games #kinderconf #kinderrocks #illinoiseducator #illi… https://t.co/a450tpc6w0 https://t.co/10oTKxYcQ5

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#kinderconf @jugglingjeff speaking about seeing kids as, "enough." Building a foundation o… https://t.co/mzCphtERlN https://t.co/EWbbc8SAdl

RT @KMAbrahams1: Reading poetry creates fluency with expression. #kinderconf #kmeslearns https://t.co/sjBOkaASgu

RT @missxkriss09: Kurt Schwengel makes a great point about using tech to teach in two places at once rather than just as a time filler! #Ki…

RT @mrsemilyteach: Inspired to try new exploration activities linking literacy and science! #kinderconf https://t.co/IMmottndc9

RT @missxkriss09: @kindergals inspiring educators to do activities with the basic tools we already have in our rooms! Work smarter not hard…

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RT @missxkriss09: In a jam-packed session with Kurt Schwengel from Rock and Roll Kindergarten after his fantastic keynote. #KinderConf http…

@kindersmorgie telling funny stories to a captive audience #kinderconf https://t.co/OKorgspDTI

@mrswillskinder presenting w/great book lists & resources in a packed room! https://t.co/AulBxxFRKb

RT @hses_il: @DrJenEd is just starting to present to a full room at @ILASCD conference! #hsesil #KinderConf https://t.co/qBMUGp6et8

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@jugglingjeff doin' his thing #kinderconf https://t.co/lyzH1AeIzr https://t.co/rFNE2N6cyY

#kinderconf everyone loves @jimgillmusic! #rafflewinner https://t.co/KEmN0UUVuW https://t.co/20yA5CPVrt

A happy Dr. Seuss raffle winner! #kinderconf https://t.co/fEuf8eyCpL https://t.co/BZKV7msvil

A other excited raffle winner! #kinderconf https://t.co/q27OdtYx1N https://t.co/K8GEA4HpEL

RT @MrsCastorena: Having a blast with @GE4biliteracy at the IL ASCD Kindergarten Conference! #KinderConf https://t.co/mq8lvPzcoE

RT @KinderBoz: You know it's going to be a good session when #kindergartensmorgasboard starts his session off with Lady Gaga #KinderConf #i…

RT @carin_anderson: Having fun in our sessions! Learning and growing together! #KinderConf https://t.co/PzdXFkWmNE

RT @AUF521: At the ILASCD Conference 2017 & (as always) in awe of Kurt Schwengel's Rock-and-Roll Kindergarten! #KinderConf #teachergoals

RT @jlpertler: "Kindergarten is not a job. It's a calling." - Kurt Schwengel #KinderConf

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Happy Friday! It's #KinderConf Day Two! Get Excited! https://t.co/UJdPynzFwN

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