Upcoming Conferences & Workshops



Live Virtual

October 16th, 2024 - January 23rd, 2025, 9:00am
Multiple Locations



3 Locations Around Illinois

October 16 - Gateway Center, Collinsville

January 22 - NIU Naperville

January 23 - ISU Alumni Center, Normal 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Registration Includes Breakfast, Parking, Materials

 5 Professional Development Hours

 Lunch is on your own




Participants will build on material learned in the ‘Demystifying the NGSS’ professional learning series. This session will include a model activity to ground discussion on evaluating resources based on a nationally recognized rubric to determine alignment with the NGSS. Attendees will establish a framework for assessing and becoming critical consumers of science resources to help meet the vision of the NGSS.


Participants will:

  • Be introduced to a rubric that considers NGSS alignment
  • Evaluate a model activity using the rubric
  • Understand if teaching or curricula are aligned with the current standards
  • Consider ways to shift your current teaching to better align with the NGSS


Meet Presenter Jeff Spencer...

As a classroom teacher, Jeff was interested in making science engaging, relevant, and accessible for all students. He was a high school science teacher in Aurora, Colorado during the adoption of the NGSS and served in many ways to design NGSS-aligned activities, train and support teachers in using NGSS principles in their classrooms, and consider how science can relate to issues in students’ everyday lives.


Conference Fees

Member Rate:  $179

Non-Member:  $228 (includes 1 year of membership) 

2 people:  $218 (does not include a membership) 

3 people:  $208 (does not include a membership) 

Student/ Retiree:  $99 (does not include a membership) 


How to Register                                                                                                                                                         

  • Online: Use your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express card at http://www.illinoisascd.org

  • Call: 800-877-1478 or 309-438-2160, Mon. - Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., and use your Visa,
    MasterCard, Discover, or American Express.

  • Mail: Send the completed form with a check or copy of the PO to IL ASCD Spencer— Illinois State University, Conference Services, Campus Box 8610, Normal, IL 61790-8610.

  • Fax: Fax the completed form to 309-438-5364 using your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express or a copy of your school P.O.  





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