Upcoming Conferences & Workshops

Lights, Camera, Action: Writers' Workshop K-5
July 23rd, 2020, 8:30am - 3:30pm | Online

Lights, Camera, Action: 

Writers' Workshop K-5

with Melissa Leach


Do you need some help teaching your writers?

Learn how to create a classroom that fosters a love for writing (on the part of the teacher and students) by using Writer’s Workshop.


Learn how to get started, see some mini-lessons, and practice conferring! You will be more than READY to get started with a Writer’s Workshop in your own classroom!


Registration includes:

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


Leach’s Literacy Training, LLC provides unique and dynamic professional development for teachers across the United States and in Canada. Melissa Leach, owner and president, is a sought after literacy specialist for her knowledge of the Balanced Literacy Framework. She is known for her ability to make success in each and every component feel achievable to every participant. Melissa has been a classroom teacher in Michigan and Texas (2000-2008), a K-5 ELAR specialist at Education Service Center Region 12 (2008-2012), a Professional Learning Designer for the District of Columbia Public Schools (2012-2014), a K-12 ELAR and SLAR Specialist in a TX district (2014-2015), and she currently works full-time alongside her team of literacy consultants to run Leach’s Literacy Training, LLC.




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 Leach — 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 from the same school district/organization. Does not include membership)

3 People Each $188**

Full-Time Student/Retiree $98


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


Registration deadline: July 16, 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