Upcoming Conferences & Workshops


New Teacher Orientation with Judy Kmak

Live Virtual and On-Demand
September 8th, 2022 - October 6th, 2022






Live Online + On-Demand until December 31, 2022

New Staff Register Now!



Have you ever used GPS and made a wrong turn? You know you’re heading in the right direction, but something happened, and you got off track. The friendly GPS voice doesn’t judge, but just says, “Recalculating.” This workshop series will help review the route you want to take during the first months of the school year. When necessary, you will be guided to “recalculate” skills and techniques to make your classroom the destination you want it to be.


Session 1: Thursday, August 4, 2022, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm CST. (THIS SESSION IS AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND AFTER 8/4)

Social-Emotional Learning: How do I strengthen relationships?
Your Mentor Teacher: What is the best way to utilize my mentor’s expertise?

Session 2: Thursday, September 8, 2022, 4:30-6:30 pm CST
Classroom Organization: How can this help to create independent learners? Classroom Management: What
strategies can I use to keep students engaged?

Session 3: Thursday, September 15, 2022, 4:30-6:30 pm CST
Transitions: How can smooth transitions provide more learning time? The Data-Driven Classroom: How can I
use data to guide my instruction?

Session 4: Thursday, September 22, 2022, 4:30-6:30 pm CST
Parent-Teacher Conferences: Were my conferences as effective as possible? Professional Learning Communities
(PLCs): How can I promote effective team meetings?

Session 5: Thursday, September 29, 2022, 4:30-6:30 pm CST
Time Management: How do I fit it all in? IEP/504 Plans: What is my role and responsibility for these plans?

Session 6: Thursday, October 6, 2022, 4:30-5:30 pm CST
Wrap-Up Session: What are my top priorities and action plan?


Dr. Judy Kmak has implemented new teacher orientation programs in multiple school districts and has coached hundreds of teachers as an administrator. Throughout her career, she focused on student engagement,
professional collaboration, and community partnerships. Judy currently works with mentors and new teachers as they work together to build their teaching skills. She understands the importance of building relationships within a school environment and includes this critical component throughout her workshops.


Conference Fees

Early Bird $125.00 (Before 6/15/22)

IL ASCD Member $150.00

Non-Member $199.00, 2 people $178.00, 3 people $168.00


How to Register:                                                                                                                                                           

  • Online: Use your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express card at http://www.illinois178scd.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 completed form with check or copy of PO to IL ASCD Kmak-Intelligence— Illinois State University,  Conference Services, Campus Box 8610, Normal, IL 61790-8610.
  • Fax: Fax completed form to 309-438-5364 using your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express or a copy of school P.O.  




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