Upcoming Conferences & Workshops

Once a New Teacher, Always a New Teacher
April 28th, 2020, 9:00pm | NIU Rockford Campus

Once a New Teacher, Always a New Teacher Featuring Lindsey Jensen

Lindsey Jensen enthusiastically reflects on tips for surviving a fruitful career in teaching. She encourages teachers to examine their core beliefs, suggests how to better promote family engagement to yield student success, and provides an honest, humorous, anecdotal look at how she went from fearful, frustrated, failing novice to Illinois Teacher of the Year.


Who Should Attend?

  • Teachers
  • Administrators
  • Teams

This interactive workshop will provide participants with activities including:
- The Power of Relationships
- Disciplining with Dignity
- Examining Core Beliefs
- Reflecting on Career Assumptions


In this day-long workshop participants will gain knowledge on:
- Resisting the Urge to Make Assumptions
- Surrounding Yourself with Teachers who Inspire You
- Avoiding the Dangers of Stagnation
- Modeling Lifelong Learning
- Creating Powerful Partnerships
- Welcoming, Honoring and Connecting with Families
- Teacher Self-Care
- The Power of Education to Change the World


Registration Includes:

  • 6 Professional Development Hours
  • Lunch


Lindsey Jensen is the 2018 Illinois Teacher of the Year. She has over fifteen years of educational experience, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication from Southern Illinois University, a Master’s degree in Secondary English Education from Oakland City University, and a Doctorate in Teaching and Learning from Illinois State University. She serves on the Illinois State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board. Lindsey also travels frequently and has delivered well over 100 keynotes at Northwestern University, SXSWEdu, The National Association of Teacher Educators Conference, The Raising Student Achievement Conference, and WITCon. She is a proud public school teacher in Dwight, Illinois.





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 Jensen — 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 for the same school district/organization. Does not include membership)

3 People Each $168**

Full-Time Student/Retiree $98


Registration deadline: April 21, 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