Upcoming Conferences & Workshops

Intelligence is the Ability to Adapt to Change with Judy Kmak
January 11th, 2022 - February 15th, 2022, 4:30pm - 6:30pm | Online




Have you ever used GPS and made a wrong turn? You know you’re heading in the right direction, but something happened, and you got off track. The friendly GPS voice doesn’t judge, but just says, “Recalculating.”
This workshop series will help you review the route you’ve taken during the first months of your teaching career. When necessary, you will be guided to “recalculate” the skills you use to make your classroom the destination you hoped it would be for you and your students.



11 Professional Development Hours


Session 1: January 11, 2022, 4:30-6:30 pm
Social-Emotional Learning: How do I strengthen relationships?
Your Mentor Teacher: What is the best way to utilize my mentor’s expertise?
Session 2: January 18, 2022, 4:30-6:30 pm
Classroom Organization: How can this help to create independent learners?
Classroom Management: What strategies can I use to keep students engaged?
Session 3: January 25, 2022, 4:30-6:30 pm
Transitions: How can smooth transitions provide more learning time?
The Data-Driven Classroom: How can I use data to guide my instruction?
Session 4: February 1, 2022, 4:30-6:30 pm
Parent-Teacher Conferences: Were my conferences as effective as possible?
Professional Learning Communities (PLCs): How can I promote effective team meetings?
Session 5: February 8, 2022, 4:30-6:30 pm
Time Management: How do I fit it all in?
IEP/504 Plans: What is my role and responsibility for these plans?
Session 6: February 15, 2022, 4:30-5:30 pm
Wrap-Up Session: What is my top priority and action plan?



Dr. Judy Kmak has implemented new teacher orientation programs in multiple school districts and has
coached hundreds of teachers as an administrator. Throughout her career, she focused on student engagement, professional collaboration, and community partnerships. Judy continues to look for ways to contribute to the field
of education and currently supervises student teachers to support them as they build their teaching skills. She understands the importance of new beginnings and building relationships and has shared her knowledge at the IL ASCD Social-Emotional Learning Summits. It is through these many experiences that Dr. Kmak can customize
staff development to meet the needs of educators.


Registration Fee

  • ILASCD Member $119  
  • Non-Member $168
  • Early Bird 11/2/21 $99
  • Are you an ILASCD Member? $49


How to Register

  • Online: Use your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express card at 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 the completed form with check or copy of PO to IL ASCD Kmak — Illinois State University,

     Conference Services, Campus Box 8610, Normal, IL 61790-8610.

  • Fax: completed form to 309-438-5364 using your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express or a copy of school P.O.