Upcoming Conferences & Workshops

Create the Best Day Through Work and Play with Kim Adsit and Adam Peterson
October 20th, 2020 - October 21st, 2020, 1:30pm - 3:30pm | Live on Zoom

Kim Adsit and Adam Peterson: Create the Best Day Through Work and Play


October 20-21, 2020
Live from 1:30-3:30 each day
The Recording is available to all attendees!


I Know a Story

Want to have your kids asking for more time to read? Then you don’t want to miss this newly developed session! In this session Kim and Adam will share ways to easily cover the Reading Literature standards through the Workshop Model. They will show you how to equip your readers to talk about books, to identify book patterns, to compare and contrast characters and settings, and how to identify story elements.


Routines and Relationships for the Win

Every heard the saying, “you can’t teach a class you can’t manage?” Kim and Adam will share how they manage their classrooms through effective modeling of procedures and routines. Come learn their favorite songs and rituals that keep their classrooms running smoothly. You will leave with a plethora of classroom management tips for the daily challenges of kindergarten teachers.


Building Next Generation Scientists

Enter into an exciting experience that will help you integrate science into your own classroom! Kim and Adam will show “explosive” ways to get your kiddos motivated to learn. Hands-on science activities and experiments, interactive literature, tasty test-tubes, and magical messes will capture your children’s imagination. It’s something out of this world!


Learn and Play the Creative Way

With today's standard-driven curriculums, allowing time for play is more important than ever! Kim and Adam will show you simple, cost-effective ways to incorporate a play-based learning approach to your classroom! Using teacher-made creations, board games, technology, and more, your students will be learning the way children
are meant to learn!


Who Should Attend?  All Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st Grade educators!


Can't make the live times?  No problem, watch the on-demand recording!


60 minutes of each topic for a total of 4 Professional Development Hours




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 Best Day— 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 $155** (2 or more attendees from the same school district/organization. Does not include membership)

3 People Each $145**

Full-Time Student/Retiree $109


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


Registration deadline: October 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