Upcoming Conferences & Workshops

Unit Zero: How to Start a School Year of Success with Janet Moore
August 5th, 2021, 9:00am - 12:00pm | Zoom online




UNIT ZERO: How to Start a School Year of Success


with Janet Moore


Regardless of what academic knowledge your students have (or don’t have) when they walk into your classroom, this could be the best year of your teaching and learning career… and it all begins with “Unit Zero”.


Set your students - and yourself - up for success this school year. The first few weeks of the school year are critical for establishing relationships and cultivating a classroom environment that supports rigorous learning. In this session, participants will learn how to implement “Unit Zero” in order to kick off the school year with lessons and activities that prioritize social-emotional learning (SEL), foster classroom relationships, AND get students engaged in meaningful academics.


Implementing Unit Zero has the power to:

  • Integrate SEL into academic instruction
  • Develop student problem-solving, critical thinking, communication and collaboration skills
  • Cultivate a true growth mindset in you and your students
  • Rejuvenate a love of learning (and teaching)
  • Lower stress levels for you and your
  • students at the beginning of the school year
  • Increase differentiated instruction within your classroom
  • Establish classroom norms and  routines that will result in high levels of academic growth throughout the school year


Janet Moore is passionate about encouraging students to be curious, inspiring them to explore, and empowering them to experience success in mathematics and science. After teaching mathematics at Bureau Valley High School, Janet Moore became Lead FlightDirector of the Challenger Learning Center in Bloomington, Illinois where she led students on simulated space missions, developed STEM curriculum materials, and provided professional development for teachers


Registration Includes:
6 Professional Development Hours
Workshop materials  


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




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 ILASCD Janet Moore — 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.



Registration deadline July 29, 2021

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