Upcoming Conferences & Workshops


UNPACK MATH FOR KIDS K-5. Put the Practices into Action: Bring the Standards for Mathematical Practice to Life in the K-5 Classroom with Susan O'Connell

In-Person Workshop
February 20th, 2024, 8:30am - 3:00pm
Medinah Shriners’ Center


February 20, 2024
8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Live In-Person
Medinah Shriners’ Center
550 Shriners Drive
Addison, IL 60101


Registration fee includes a continental breakfast, lunch
buffet, optional book purchase, and 5.5 PD Hours



The Standards for Mathematical Practice elevate students’ learning of math from knowledge to application and bring rigor to our math classrooms. But how can we incorporate the Practices into our teaching and ensure that our students develop these critical skills? In this workshop, Sue O'Connell unpacks each of the eight Practices and provides a wealth of practical ideas and activities to help you integrate them into your existing math program.


Learning Outcomes and Success Criteria:

  • Identify the key elements of the practice standards and how to bring each standard to life in your classroom.
  • Identify ways to support the development of students' problem-solving and reasoning skills.
  • Examine strategies for justifying solutions and processes.
  • Explore ways to include varied math models as a component of classroom explorations.
  • Identify classroom tasks that build math vocabulary to promote precise communication.
  • Gather creative ways to prompt students' observations and insights about math concepts and processes.



Susan O’Connell has decades of experience supporting teachers in making sense of mathematics and effectively shifting how they teach. As a former elementary teacher, reading specialist, and math coach, Sue knows what it’s like in the classroom and her background is evident throughout her work as she unpacks best practices in a clear, practical, and upbeat way.

The lead author of the new Math by the Book series, a K-5 resource connecting math and children's literature; also the lead author of Math in Practice, a grade-by-grade K-5 professional learning resource and coauthor of the bestselling Putting the Practices into Action, Mastering the Basic Math Facts in Addition and Subtraction, and Mastering the Basic Math Facts in Multiplication and Division.


Serving as editor of Heinemann’s popular Math Process Standards series she also wrote the bestselling Now I Get It.

Sue is a nationally known speaker and education consultant who directs Quality Teacher Development, an organization committed to providing outstanding math professional development for schools and
districts across the country.


Conference Fees

ILASCD Member $249

Non-Member $298, 2 People Each $278, 3 People Each $268

(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 PO to IL ASCD O'Connell— 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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