Upcoming Conferences & Workshops


Unlock the Research: Brain-Based Reading and Writing with Deedee Wills

In-Person and Virtual Attendance
July 18th, 2024 - July 23rd, 2024, 9:00am - 3:00pm
NIU Naperville






Unlock the Research:

Brain-Based Reading and Writing

With Deedee Wills


July 18, 2024

 In-Person or Live-Streaming9:00 am-3:00 pm

Registration includes Breakfast, Lunch, Parking & 5 PD Hours



Are you ready to roll up your sleeves and jump into the art and science of teaching reading and writing? Let’s explore the body of research surrounding a structured literacy approach and, more importantly, how to implement these best practices in your classroom


By the end of the day, you will learn: • What the current research says about reading and writing instruction in primary classrooms. • Reading and writing activities you can begin using the next day to easily turn your classroom into an active learning hub! • How to support all learners by focusing on prevention instead of intervention. • How to easily gather data to inform your instruction. • How can you engage your students in developmentally appropriate activities so that every student feels successful?


Structured literacy does not need to be dull! Imagine equipping your students with the keys to literacy using engaging and effective methods. Join me as I hope to reignite your passion for learning!


Who Should Attend? Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade Teachers, Administrators and Support Staff


Deedee is an experienced teacher, literacy coach, and international presenter with a deep background in early childhood education. She loves connecting with other teachers through her popular blog, Mrs. Wills Kindergarten. Her sessions are a great way to tap into her creative, fresh ideas for creating a classroom where every kindergartener has fun and succeeds.


Conference Fees

Early Bird (Register before May 1) $150

ILASCD Member $199

Non-Member $248

Non-Member for 2 People Each $238

Non-Member for 3 People Each $228

(Call 618-203-3933 for larger team discounts of five or more people)


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 P.O. to IL ASCD Wills— 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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