Upcoming Conferences & Workshops

Keepin' It Real: The Return of Remote Learning with Brandy Hempen
August 3rd, 2020 - October 3rd, 2020, 8:00am | Online

Keepin' It Real: 

The Return of Remote Learning

with Brandy Hempen


Join real classroom teacher Dr. Brandy Hempen in this asynchronous workshop filled with ideas on how to better prepare yourself and your students for the potential return of remote learning this fall. After a quick review of the new state guidelines and recommendations, you will engage in many hands-on activities focusing on the following:


  • Parental access and support from home
  • Meeting the social/emotional needs of students remotely
  • Creating standards-based activities remotely
  • Differentiating instruction remotely
  • Creating meaningful assessments remotely
  • Using incentives for work completion
  • Providing meaningful feedback to students
  • Grading options offered by the state


This workshop will include templates for you to take and use directly in your classroom helping to make the transitioning process go much more smoothly when and if that time comes. Actual week-long units and lesson plans filled with instructional videos, activities, hooks and closings along with behind-the scenes how-to's will be included! Leave this "already made-you take" workshop feeling more confident in your ability to teach in the remote setting.


Start your section between August 3 - October 3


Choose your grade level:
Primary— K-2
Elementary—3-5 (Self-contained classrooms)
Junior high— 6-8 (Departmentalized classrooms)
High school— 9-12


All sections are online and self-paced with the opportunity to earn 5 Professional Credit Hours. Your PD hours are granted as you engage in the activities embedded throughout the presentation. Participants have 21 days from the start date to complete the training. You may start the course anytime between August 3 and October 3.


ASCD's class of 2018 Emerging Leader Dr. Brandy Hempen has experience teaching at the primary, intermediate, and junior high grade levels. Over the past ten years, she has also served as a curriculum coordinator, response to intervention teacher, and instructional coach for a K-8 school district in southern Illinois. She has a bachelor's
degree in elementary education, a master's degree in curriculum and instruction with a concentration in differentiated instruction, and a doctoral degree in educational
technology and leadership. She presents nationwide on a variety of educational topics and takes great pride in the hands-on approach she incorporates throughout each
workshop. Her passion for bringing education to life is simply contagious. Join her and you'll see!




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 Hempen— 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 $125

1 Person Each $174* (includes IL ASCD Membership)

2 People Each $164** (2 or more attendees from the same school district/organization. Does not include membership)

3 People Each $154**

Full-Time Student/Retiree $109


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


Registration deadline: October 3, 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