Upcoming Conferences & Workshops

Rethinking Standards: Reset and Recovery with Brandy Hempen
August 1st, 2021 - November 8th, 2021 | Virtual Sessions






5 PD HOURS per section
Courses are available August 1- November 8, 2021
Registration includes: PD hours and Course Materials


4 Different Courses in 4 Different Areas:  Courses are specifically focused on each of these 4 different content areas. When registering you will select your area of concentration. 

  • Next Generation Science Standards
  • Math
  • English Language Arts
  • Social Studies-C3 


This workshop will have you focusing on revitalizing your classroom instructional practices to maximize student learning throughout the school year. In this workshop, you will spend the majority of your time prioritizing and sequencing your NGSS standards in a way that best fits your students' needs. You'll learn how to incorporate the materials you've already got to build a rigorous curriculum that will not only help your students recover from the past year of uncertainties, but also prepare them for the grade levels ahead. You will engage in hands-on activities at your grade level and learn how to create similar engaging activities in your classroom that are high impact, but low prep! Teaching to the standards starts with a well-developed curriculum and ends in success! Leave this workshop with templates, materials, and a clear plan laid out to ease your stress throughout the school year.


Takeaways: Leave with a complete curriculum map and pacing guide based on the standards at your grade level and free resources to supplement your curriculum. Everything will be differentiated so that all activities are geared towards your exact grade level.


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.


Who Should Attend
All math, science, and ELA content teachers, title teachers, special education, and administrators


Workshop Cost

$125 for ILASCD Member 

Nonmember $174

For group rates, please refer to the registration form by clicking on the register button below


How to Register

  • Online: Use your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express card at http://www.illinoisascd.org
  • Call: 800-877-1478 or 309-438-2160, Mon. - 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.