Upcoming Conferences & Workshops

The Emancipation of Excellence: Actualizing Equity Consciousness Through the Pedagogy of Confidence with Yvette Jackson
February 23rd, 2022, 9:00am - 2:00pm | Live Online


The Emancipation of Excellence: Actualizing

Equity Consciousness Through the Pedagogy of Confidence 

February 23, 2022

Yvette Jackson  

Live Online


5 PD hours



The Pedagogy of Confidence Leadership Action Guide focuses on moving equity talk into equity walk with equity consciousness for student engagement — for all students. This begins with the teachers and school leadership: believing in the innate potential of each and every student for high intellectual performances and contribution; recognizing and eliminating practices that are barriers to students’ potential thriving and flourishing, and committing to providing the pedagogy to elicit and cultivate that potential.


Yvette Jackson, Ed.D. is internationally recognized for her work in assessing the learning potential of disenfranchised urban students. Changing this reality for these students to one in which their intellectual potential is believed in, valued, and optimized has been Yvette’s calling for her entire career. She has applied her research in neuroscience, gifted education, literacy, and the cognitive mediation theory of Dr. Reuven Feuerstein to develop integrated processes that engage and elicit high intellectual performances from underachievers. She designed the New York City Board of Education’s Gifted Programs Framework while serving as Director of Gifted Programs. As New York City’s Executive Director of Instruction and Professional Development, she led the creation and implementation of the Comprehensive Education Plan, which maximizes the delivery of all core curriculum and support services in the Public Schools of New York City.


Who Should Attend
Any educator


Workshop Cost

$250 for ILASCD Member 

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
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  • Mail: Send completed form with check or copy of PO to IL ASCD CDLN— 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.