Upcoming Conferences & Workshops

Make Learning Planful, Playful, and Purposeful with Dr. Jean-SOLD OUT
December 4th, 2019, 9:00am - 3:30pm | Wildey Theatre

Make Learning Planful, Playful, and Purposeful with Dr. Jean


AM Agenda:

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

PM Agenda:

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 exploration


Registration Includes:

  • 6 PD Hours
  • Lunch


Dr. Jean Feldman’s noteworthy educational career has spanned more than 40 years. She has served as a classroom teacher, instructor of adults, author, and consultant. She is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the National Kindergarten Alliance, and the International Reading Association. Dr. Feldman’s list of degrees include a B.A. from the University of Georgia, a D.A.S.T. from Emory University, and both M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Georgia State University. Dr. Feldman inspires teachers across the country with her engaging songs and creative activities that help make teaching and learning FUN!




Ways to Register

On-Line: Use your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express card at www.illinoisascd.org

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: ILASCD 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 $178** (2 or more attendees from the same school district/organization. Does not include membership)

3 People Each $168**

Full-Time Student/Retiree $98


Call for information on larger team discounts at (618)203-3993.


Registration deadline: November 27, 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