Upcoming Conferences & Workshops


Empower New Teachers: Practical Lessons for New Staff with Judy Kmak

Live Virtual
July 16th, 2024 - August 8th, 2024, 7:21am
Live Online



All sessions are from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CT.

(Session 6 is 60 minutes)

Earn 2 PD Hours at each Session

Live online or Asynchronously for 60 days


Are you hiring new teachers this summer? Do you want to provide every advantage for early success? Administrators: Purchase seats for your new staff!


The first year or two in the classroom is tough! Most find themselves frustrated with questions covering multiple topics! This workshop series is designed to help novice educators understand the “why” of what they do and determine if there is a better strategy for their classroom.


Attendees will explore skills, strategies, and relationships that are important to all new teachers and discuss how to put these into practice in your classroom to make learning work for you and your students


SESSION 1: Tuesday, July 16, 2024, from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm 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, July 18, 2024, from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Classroom Organization: How can this help to create independent learners? Classroom Management: What strategies can I use to keep students engaged?


SESSION 3: Tuesday, July 30, 2024, from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm 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, August 1, 2024, from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Parent-Teacher Conferences: How can I I make my conferences as effective as possible? Professional Learning Communities (PLCs): How can I promote effective team meetings?


SESSION 5: Tuesday, August 6, 2024, from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Time Management: How do I I fit it all in? Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and 504 Plans: What is my role and responsibilities for these?


SESSION 6: Thursday, August 8, 2024, from 10:00 am – 11:00 am Wrap-Up of our Learning: What is my top priority and action plan?


Who Should Attend: Educators in their 1st-3rd year


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, as a teacher and principal, she has focused on student engagement, professional collaboration, and community partnerships. Judy currently assists mentors and new teachers as they work together to strengthen 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 (register before 5/31/24) $199

ILASCD Member $225

Non-Member $274

Non-Member for 2 People Each $264

Non-Member for 3 People Each $254

(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 Kmak— 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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