Upcoming Conferences & Workshops

Two K-3 topics in one day! Primary Math and Literacy Games
March 9th, 2020, 8:30am - 3:30pm | Harper College - Wojcik Center

Two K-3 Topics in one day!
Oh, The Math That They'll Know -

Primary Math Games & "Play on Words" -

Primary Literacy Games

with Jane Felling


Are you looking for engaging and effective ways to help your primary students gain confidence and competence with key math concepts? Come prepared to play math games that incorporate the use of cards, dice, multi-sided dice and new math shakers.

Concepts Covered Include: 

  • Strategies for building number sense, counting, subititzing, comparing numbers to 10, 20, 100, 1000
  • Operations - addition and subtraction strategies including doubles, make ten, count on, associative commutative properties.
  • Building Fluency for both single and multi digit operations.
  • Place value concepts including number line strategies.

Throughout the workshop participants will have the opportunity to play each game, learn how to differentiate the activities, how to develop math journal and math talk extensions, and how to integrate problem solving strategies and assessment opportunities. Student samples, game boards, ideas for whole and small group instruction will be provided throughout. Interspersed throughout will be practical ideas on classroom organization and management to ensure effective implementation of games as a teaching strategy. Come
prepared to play.

Are you a teacher who is seeking hands-on literacy activities for your students? Come prepared to play literacy games that incorporate the use of easily found literacy manipulatives including dice, cards, letter
tiles and more. Games are easy to differentiate and integrate into your literacy program; whole class or perfect for small differentiated group centers. The ideas are also easily transferable to literacy backpacks for home!
Concepts Covered Include:

  • Introducing the alphabet and its' sounds, letter matching activities
  • Building rhyme for early literacy success
  • Vocabulary - enriching our students spoken and writing vocabulary
  • Exploring and spelling simple CVC words
  • Learning about the vowels, double vowels and working with multisyllablewords
  • Word Play with all kinds of words - learning about homonyms, synonyms and antonyms.


Who Should Attend?

K - 3 Grade teachers, teacher assistants, special ed and after school program staff, curriculum coordinators, math & LA coaches. This is great timing for teachers to plan summer school programs and also to PLAN for solid implementation in your classroom!


Registration includes: 

  • 5.5 PD hours
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Parking
  • Lunch on your own


Jane Felling is the author of the award winning Box Cars and One- Eyed Jacks series and has been a leader in the area of games as a teaching strategy for over 30 years. She has been a featured speaker at the National ASCD Teaching Excellence and National conferences, National NCTM and Regional conferences as well as hundreds of state conferences. She has worked with many districts across North America during her consulting career. Her research for her masters was in the area of games and teaching strategies and she continues to teach K - 8 and special education as part of her· contracts. She is passionate about helping teachers with implementing engaging and effective teaching strategies and is known for her high energy presentation style.



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: IL ASCD Jane Felling — 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 Rate - good thru 12/9/19:  $125

IL ASCD Member $150

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

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

3 People Each $169**

Full-Time Student/Retiree $98


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


Registration deadline: March 2, 2020


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