Upcoming Conferences & Workshops

Using Understanding By Design in the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classroom with Amy J. Heineke
January 18th, 2019, 8:30am - 3:30pm | 19th Century Club

Using Understanding By Design in the  Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classroom

with Amy J.  Heineke 

Build awareness regarding the role of language in learning and develop and utilize language lens on instructional design. 


Morning Overview: General Linguistic Awareness

  • Simulation of disciplinary language demands in classroom learning
  • Analyzing the complexity of language: Functions, features, and demands
  • Exploring linguistic registers: Math, science, social studies, and language arts
  • Considering students’ language: Backgrounds, abilities, strengths, and needs


Afternoon: Language Lens in Instructional Design

  • Pinpointing important, prevalent, and versatile disciplinary language
  • Targeting language development in unit-level knowledge and skills
  • Scaffolding assessments for students of varying proficiency levels
  • Differentiating instruction to provide equitable access to text and tasks


Amy Heineke, Ph.D., is the Associate Professor of Bilingual & Bicultural Education in the School of Education at Loyola University Chicago. Her research focuses on teacher education policy and practice for linguistically diverse students, with strands focused on pre-service and in-service teachers’ preparation for English learners and language policy work in practice to support students’ learning and language development. 



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: IL ASCD Heineke — 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:

IL ASCD Member $179

1 Person Each $228* (includes IL ASCD Membership)

2 People Each $198** (2 or more attendees for mthe same school district/organization. Does not include membership)

3 People Each $188**

Full-Time Student/Retiree $98


Registration deadline: Jan. 11, 2019

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  tekerr@ilstu.edu