Upcoming Conferences & Workshops

Standards-Based Grading is Really Not About Grading  with Steve Oertle
January 22nd, 2019, 8:30am - 3:30pm | ISU Alumni Center

Standards-Based Grading is Really Not About Grading  with Steve Oertle


Teachers need to communicate the answers to these 3 questions: 


Where Are Students Going? (Standards)

How Are They Doing? (Assessment)

What Are Their Next Steps? (Instruction)


We will take a deep dive into not only the “WHAT” and “HOW” of standards-based grading, but the “WHY” as well. When you know your “why,” your “what” and “how” have more impact. 


After building purpose on a strong foundation, attendees will roll up their sleeves and dig in to tasks in which they will discover “what” components must be in place to effectively develop and use standards-based reporting in both schools and classrooms. This session will empower attendees to make connections between standards, assessments and best practice instruction.


The final portion of the workshop will address the “how.” District, schools and classroom teachers will develop an action plan for implementation wherever they are in the process regardless of their role in the system. Everyone will have time to develop action steps that will lead to a greater clarity of purpose, a more impactful system for communicating growth and achievement and ultimately a student-led learning environment in which students are their own teachers. 



This workshop is also being offered on Oct. 10, 2018 in Naperville

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 Oertle — 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. 15, 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