Upcoming Conferences & Workshops

Using Standards-Based Learning and Grading to Create Independence and Grit in Students with Steve Oertle
January 24th, 2022, 9:00am - 3:30pm | IEA Springfield - Live and Streaming






JANUARY 24, 2022
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

An ISBE Approved Provider
View Asynchronously for 30 days
Registration includes Breakfast, Parking (In-person) & 6 PD Hours


We will take a deep dive into not only the “WHAT” and “HOW” of standards-based LEARNING but the “WHY” as well. When you know your “why,” your “what” and “how” have more impact. After building purpose on a strong foundation, attendees will roll up their sleeves and dig into tasks in which they will discover “what” components must be in place to effectively develop and use a standards-based learning model in both schools and classrooms. This session will empower attendees to make connections between standards, assessments, PLCs, RtI, and best practice instruction.

The final portion of the workshop will address the “how.” District, schools, and classroom teachers will develop an action plan for any level of implementation wherever they are in the process and regardless of their role in the system. Everyone will have time to develop action steps that will lead to greater clarity of purpose, a more impactful system for communicating growth and achievement, and ultimately a student-led learning environment in which students are their own teachers.


Steve Oertle is a former teacher, principal, and currently an Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum. He is
the developer of the Course Mason program for facilitating the use of standards in school districts. Steve is
a presenter of professional development throughout the state and has presented for IL ASCD and ASCD. He also is the primary resource and contributor for IL ASCD’s video series Successful Assessment 101.


Workshop Cost

$179 for ILASCD Member 

Nonmember $228

For group and student/retiree 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 Oertle— 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.