Upcoming Conferences & Workshops

Summer Kindergarten Conference with Katie Mense & Matt Halpern
July 27th, 2022, 9:00am - 3:00pm | NIU Naperville Room 101

Spend the Day


Matt Halpern & Katie Mense

9:00am-3:00pm CDT
NIU Naperville
Room 101
July 27, 2022
Virtual or in-person


5 PD Hours
Continental Breakfast, Free Parking, Lunch on your own
or...Watch virtually



Morning Sessions with Matt Halpern

Shared Reading 101 A Critical Tool for Reading Success

Matt shows how to use shared reading as a time to support early readers in an interactive engaging
experience. We’ll walk through this shared reading using different texts, look at ways to supercharge your
instruction and explore ways to use shared reading across the entire school day. Using new titles, experience a variety of ways students can participate in this engaging literacy activity.  


Vocabulary Rocks
A rich vocabulary is one of the foundational components of successful literacy learning. Deepening children’s vocabulary is critical to helping them read, write, and talk about ideas. How can we plan for vocabulary instruction across the day? What are the best ways to maximize vocabulary learning within the framework of what we’re
already doing? Join Matt for tips, strategies, and fun ways to grow your students’ vocabulary.


Afternoon Sessions with Katie Mense

Can We Do That Again?
Fun Ways to Develop the Basics of Number Sense- Hands-on learning is great for connecting abstract math topics to the real world. Get hands-on with Katie and discover ideas to give your students the foundation they need to be successful in Kindergarten! Come away with tons of engaging and fun activities along with easy-to-implement
math games that engage students, reinforce math skills, and build that number sense!


I’m Done with Centers...Now What?
Having trouble keeping your students busy for the full 45 minutes of center time? Does your classroom get a little
rowdy and chaotic with early finishers who don’t have anything to do? Katie gives you lots of ideas, tips, and
resources to use to keep your kids actively engaged for the entire time! Learn how to make the activities
meaningful and manage them so that students don't choose the same activity every day.


Conference Fees

Early Bird $159.00

IL ASCD Member $179.00

Non-Member $228.00, 2 people $218.00, 3 people $208.00


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 Summer Kinder— 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.