Upcoming Conferences & Workshops



In-Person and Virtual Attendance
January 24th, 2024, 9:00am - 3:00pm
IEA Springfield


January 24, 2024

9:00 a.m - 3:00 pm CT

IEA Springfield

In-Person and Virtual Asynchronously for 90 days

Breakfast, Parking, Materials, Lunch on your own 5 PD Hours




Struggling with unengaged and unmotivated students? Join Dr. Brandy Hempen in this hands-on, engaging workshop focused on differentiating instruction. 21st-century-styled teaching involves addressing students with different needs at all ability levels within the same classroom. This invigorating workshop will have you completing and planning lessons and activities at your grade level to help students want to learn. Discussion techniques, flexible grouping, and lesson preparation will all be emphasized. Leave this workshop feeling like a pro with absolutely nothing being added to your plate. Come join in on the fun!


Success Criteria You Will Learn:

  • Supporting Students' Social Needs
  • Maximizing Student Growth
  • Creating Standards-based Activities
  • Differentiating Classroom Learning Practice
  • Leveling Up Meaningful Assessments
  • Implementing Incentives for Work Completion
  • Delivering Meaningful Feedback to Students
  • Grading in the Differentiated Classroom
  • Grouping for Student Success
  • Mastering Lesson Preparation
  • Designing a Blueprint for Everyday Differentiation
  • Managing Your Own Lesson Planning Processes


Targeted Audience:

  • K-8 Teachers
  • Coaches
  • Tech Leaders
  • Administrators


Dr. Brandy Hempen is a course instructor of educational technology and leadership at Western Governors University, Teachers College. Throughout her years in education, she served as a third-grade self-contained teacher, fifth-grade math and ELA teacher, 7th and 8th-grade ELA teacher, and K-8 curriculum coordinator and instructional coach. She was the 2020 national recipient of the prestigious Presidential Award of Excellence in Math, Science, and Technology (PAEMST). In 2018, Brandy was 1 of 27 worldwide selected to serve as an ASCD Emerging Leader in Education. Additionally, she was selected as an Early Career Educator by the Illinois State Board of Education.


Conference Fees

ILASCD Member $179

Non-Member $228


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 Hempen — 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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