Upcoming Conferences & Workshops


Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st Grade Extravaganza with Hilary Statum & Adam Peterson

In-Person and Virtual Attendance
January 17th, 2023, 9:00am - 3:00pm
NIU Naperville or Live Streaming online


Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st Grade Extravaganza

with Hilary Statum & Adam Peterson


Opening Session (Hilary and Adam)

Meaningful Motivation & Management
Who doesn’t love M&M’s, right? In this inspiring session Hilary and Adam team up to share their
favorite ways to Motivate & Manage the students in their classrooms in order to create a familylike
atmosphere and functional place to learn! Hilary and Adam’s ideas will help you put structured
expectations in place (hard candy shell), while also building relationships and a comfortable
community (sweet chocolate center) within your classroom. Motivation + Management = Learning


Science of Reading 101 (Hilary Statum)
Are you overwhelmed when it comes to the Science of Reading? Hilary will share her classroom
experience implementing research-based strategies. You’ll learn what you are already doing that
works and gather new engaging ideas for small groups. Hilary will also reveal the importance of
using Sound Walls in your classroom. Learn how to make an interactive Sound Wall that your
students refer to daily. Return to the classroom with centers aligned with the SoR approach, a huge
freebie full of best practice tips, and confidence in your ability to rock the Science of Reading!


Math Is More Than A Worksheet! (Adam Peterson)
In this session, Adam proves that Math is so much more than a worksheet! Through games, music,
and movement, Adam shows you how to help your students meet math standards and exceed
their goals while having more fun than they ever imagined. Get out your manipulatives and get
ready for math excitement!


STEM: Simplified (Hilary and Adam)
Trying to “fit it all in” is one of the hardest parts of the teaching profession but adding in STEM
projects doesn’t have to be stressful! Learn simple tips to incorporate STEM projects into your ELA
and Math instructional blocks and see videos of students completing the projects. Hilary and
Adam’s STEM: Simplified will get you up and moving with hands-on activities that use items from
around your classroom and are easy enough to implement the day you return to your classroom.
Ready? Set? STEM! 


Registration Information

Members - $179.00

Non-member - $228.00* includes membership

2 people - $218.00

3 people -  $208.00



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The registration deadline is January 10, 2023. A $15.00 fee will be charged for cancellations made in writing prior to the deadline. No refunds will be given after the deadline. Confirmation will be sent via e-mail after your registration is processed. Registrations can be transferred to another individual by faxing information to 309-438-5364 or by emailing [email protected]

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