Upcoming Conferences & Workshops

Homework and Grading with Today’s Students with Myron Dueck
April 10th, 2019, 8:30am - 3:30pm | Crystal Lake Country Club

Homework and Grading with Today’s Students

with Myron Dueck


Ask Them — Why listening to our students is essential when developing Standards-Based Grading

We are all different in our passions, skills and learning styles. We need to make learning personal, meaningful and relevant, and essential to this goal is asking the student for input. By sharing the views of real students, and incorporating some of the tools used to gather evidence of learning, Myron will present the case that students have much to share concerning their understanding of the standards and it is time we listened very carefully.                                                                       


What Are We Supposed to do About Homework?

Homework can be an effective tool to increase student learning, but it can just as easily be detrimental, misleading and unjust if administered poorly. Some students have immense supports at home and others have no home at all. This session will tackle real-life examples of replacement routines that transform homework as we know it.                                                                                            


Leading through Uncharted Waters: Developing SBG & AFL Literacy

Being a ‘lead-learner' can be difficult at the best of times, and possibly more so when classroom changes are considered by people that are not regularly in the classroom.  This session will include concepts and ideas that administrators need to take into account when moving their schools forward in the standards-based grading and assessment conversation, as well as the plans and templates used to initiate the conversations.      


Stories of Success: How and why grading and assessment changes can transform the lives of struggling learners

Myron has confirmed in his own classroom what research has long suggested: struggling learners stand the most to gain from grading and assessment changes. He will provide concrete steps and templates as to how he built a student-monitored retesting system and the impact this had on empowering fragile learners. The amazing results of mixing student passion and learning outcomes will be highlighted and teachers will see how easy it is to grade unconventional/personal student projects. Participants can expect to finish off our day of learning by hearing real-life accounts of change and how positive relationships were fostered with the most unlikely students. 


Myron Dueck has gained experience over 22 years in both Canada and New Zealand in subjects ranging from grades 4 to 12. He developed assessments and grading systems with his classes in which students can show what they understand, adapt to the feedback they receive and play a significant role in the reporting of that learning. His best-selling book, "Grading Smarter, Not Harder – Assessment Strategies that Motivate Kids and Help Them Learn" was released by ASCD in July 2014. 




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 Dueck — 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 form the same school district/organization. Does not include membership)

3 People Each $188**

Full-Time Student/Retiree $98


Registration deadline: April 3, 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