Upcoming Conferences/Workshops

Midwest Social-Emotional Learning in Schools Summit
July 23rd, 2018 - July 24th, 2018 | Oak Park-River Forest High School

Midwest Social-Emotional Learning

 in Schools Summit 

Join national, regional and local practitioners to learn how students are gaining skills to understand and manage their emotions in their learning spaces. Latest research, practical classroom applications and overreaching philosophies will take learning leaders to the next level in SEL implementation.


Breakout sessions, panels, featured school programs and “SEL Talks” will share the outstanding successes of learning leaders who are currently implementing Social-Emotional Learning in classrooms across the country.




Opening Keynote, Marc Brackett, Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, will focus on the role of emotional intelligence in learning, decision-making, relationship quality, well-being, performance and organizational climate.




Carla Tantillo Philibert is the Founder of Mindful Practices, an organization dedicated to creating equitable learning environments through Social-Emotional Learning, Yoga and Mindfulness.  Carla’s keynote address on the second day will explore the use of data and assessment to bridge the gap between Social-Emotional Learning theory and practice. 



Tom Hierck will provide the closing keynote. Tom is an experienced teacher, administrator and district leader who will provide keys to a positive learning environment in classrooms.





Paul Solarz, a classroom teacher, will share his philosophy of Learn like a Pirate.





Kay Douglas is a Senior Consultant with the Texas Association of School Boards providing training in team building, ethics, roles and responsibilities, and motivation.




Kiljoong Kim is a Policy Analyst with Chapin Hall of the University of Chicago.








Ways to Register

On-Line: Use your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express card at www.conferences.illinoisstate.edu/ILASCD

Call: 800-877-1478 or 309-438-2160, Mon. through 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: SEL Conference— 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.


Conference Fees:


Early bird rate extended! Now get the Early Bird rate through July 1st! $299

Partner/Member $350 (Coorperating Partners: IL ASCD, TASB, MAMSE, MEMSE, MEMSPA, NHAESP, PLAEA

1 Person Each $399* (includes IL ASCD Membership)

2 People Each $365** (2 or more attendees for mthe same school district/organization. Does not include membership)

3 People Each $355**

*One Day Attendance is at 50% 2-Day Cost*


Registration deadline: July 16, 2018

A $15.00 fee will be charged for cancellations made in writing prior to the deadline. No refunds will be given after the deadline.

Confirmation will be sent via e-mail after your registration is processed.  Registrations can be transferred to another individual by faxing information to 309-438-5364 or by emailing  dscowde@ilstu.edu