Upcoming Conferences & Workshops

Summer Kindergarten with Dr. Jean - Make Learning Planful, Playful, and Purposeful!
July 23rd, 2019, 8:30am - 3:30pm | Bobak's Signature Events


Summer Kindergarten with Dr. Jean -

Make Learning Planful, Playful, and Purposeful!


In the morning, join us for Active Learning Adventures, where  you will learn how to engage young children through music, movement, and hands-on fun. You’ll discover how to apply reading research and brain research in a meaningful way. You’ll also learn how to turn standards into something children WANT to do instead of something they HAVE to do. 


Highlights will include:

• Morning routines to energize the brain

• Rhymes and finger plays to nurture phonological awareness

• Singing and dancing letters and sounds

• Musical math • Transition tips for guiding children

• What to do instead of a worksheet • Brain breaks and cheers 


In the afternoon, we will discuss Playful and Challenging Centers. Centers are the most natural way for children to LEARN as they PLAY. This workshop will focus on simple materials you can create so children can make choices, explore, and be active learners. 


Dr. Jean will demonstrate activities for:

• Blocks and dramatic play • Hands-on math and literacy

• Small motor and sensory materials

• Open-ended art • Science explorations



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 Dr. Jean — 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 $150

1 Person Each $199* (includes IL ASCD Membership)

2 People Each $179** (2 or more attendees for mthe same school district/organization. Does not include membership)

3 People Each $169**

Full-Time Student/Retiree $98


Registration deadline: July 16, 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