Upcoming Conferences & Workshops

Lights, Camera, Action: Reader’s Workshop K-5 with Melissa Leach
April 9th, 2019, 8:30am - 3:30pm | NIU Naperville

Lights, Camera, Action: Reader’s Workshop K-5

with Melissa Leach

In K-5 classrooms teachers are organizing for Shared Reading, Guided Reading and Independent Reading, but it’s easier said than done!


Join Melissa in this JAM-PACKED full day presentation! She will help you understand Shared Reading and its power for whole class instruction. You will leave with ideas for creating a culture of reading and a plan for independent reading in your classroom. She will help you make sense of the teaching at the small group table that we call Guided Reading! You don’t want to miss this! 


 Melissa Leach works across the country designing and presenting customized professional development. She has been a classroom teacher, a State Level Literacy Specialist, a Professional Learning Designer for DC Public Schools and a District English Language Arts and Reading Specialist.

It is Melissa’s desire to have a great impact on student achievement. She is a firm believer in the Gradual Release of Responsibility model as well as the Balanced Literacy Framework. Leach’s Literacy trainings blend the research and knowledge of best practice with hands on application to a real life classroom setting. Melissa is reaching more students, one teacher at a time.



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 Leach — 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: April 2, 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