Upcoming Conferences & Workshops

Developing a Formative Mindset: Improving Teacher Clarity to Drive Formative Assessment with Dave Nagel
February 26th, 2019, 8:30am | CHSD 218 The Academy

Developing a Formative Mindset: Improving Teacher Clarity to Drive Formative Assessment 

featuring Dave Nagel

Two Day Workshop Feb. 26 and May 1


This interactive and engaging practitioner-focused 2 day workshop will support teachers and building level leaders to deepen their understanding of how to improve teacher clarity in their classrooms to drive quality formative assessment. Participants will develop a deep understanding of the importance of creating learning targets and success criteria that are accurately aligned to the rigor of academic standards. Participants will develop quality learning progressions and quick formative checks for learning that drive daily instructional planning. These checks will be the basis for teachers to make informative and decisive instructional adjustments that will save them time and best impact student learning.

Participants will be provided with quality examples within the Developing a Formative Mindset® framework that offer an entry point into using the strategies learned in the session to augment teacher clarity in their schools and classrooms. Teachers and building leaders will leave with tools and planning elements to help monitor the impact of teacher clarity in driving student learning. 


Individuals and teams at all levels will:

• Learn the importance of teacher clarity to drive decisive instructional decisions and formative assessment


• Understand how to develop quality learning targets and success criteria from academic standards

• Develop a set of learning progressions for students to navigate through to meet learning targets and success criteria

• Create quality quick formative checks to ensure students are providing teachers with quality pieces of evidence

of learning to drive decisive instructional actions



Dave Nagel is an international consultant, researcher, and published author. Dave’s educational career started as a middle school science and high school biology teacher. His administrative experiences involved elementary and secondary positions. Dave has also presented at various national conferences such as ASCD, National Staff Development Council (NSDC), National Association of Secondary School Principals, National School Boards Association (NSBA) , The Superintendents Association (AASA), and twice at the International Visible Learning Institute.





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 Nagel Formative Mindset  — 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 until 8/1/18 : $255

IL ASCD Member $299

1 Person Each $348* (includes IL ASCD Membership)

2 People Each $335** (2 or more attendees form the same school district/organization. Does not include membership)

3 People Each $315**

Full-Time Student/Retiree $98


Registration deadline: Feb. 6, 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  dscowde@ilstu.edu