The mission of IL ASCD is to build the capacity of educational leaders to enhance the quality of teaching and learning.

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WHOLE CHILD INITIATIVE

An effort to change the conversation about education from a focus on narrowly defined academic achievement to one that promotes the long term development and success of children.

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A GREAT way to start your Week. Watch these High School students show their resource officer how much he is appreciated! Spoiler: be prepared with some tissues!

What your child's teacher could REALLY use for Christmas http://kindercraze.com/childs-teacher-really-use-christmas/

Let OK Go remind you how fast a moment goes... and how different things can be if you take the time to slow down. This is truly amazing. #HappyFriday! https://youtu.be/QvW61K2s0tA

Millions Have Dyslexia,So what is it?
Do YOU have students, co-workers, friends, family who are Dyslexic? http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/11/28/502601662/millions-have-dyslexia-few-understand-it

8 Educational Apps to Create Digital Portfolios from TeachThought http://www.teachthought.com/the-future-of-learning/apps/8-educational-apps-to-create-digital-portfolios/

TWEET WRAP UP FROM #EDTECH http://www.emergingedtech.com/2016/11/edtech-and-teaching-tweet-wrap-11-26-16/

From Edutopia: A principal's perspective: the importance of school culture https://www.edutopia.org/article/principals-perspective-importance-of-school-culture-kyle-wagner

Gregg Wolcott teaching our #CLDN group how to 'play' word ball and rethinking how we think of research. #curriculum #leadership #hattie #johnhattie #ilascd http://ift.tt/2fX18RU

Happy Thanksgiving from everyone here at Illinois ASCD!

We are excited to roll out the digital version of our Kindergarten Booklet! #Kinder17 Check it out now. http://publications.catstonepress.com/i/753252-prek-kindergarten-conference-2017

Happy Monday! #MondayMotivation

Looking for some great books for your students for Thanksgiving on inspiring thankfulness and gratitude? Check out these picture books: http://www.ruffledfeathersevents.com/inspiring-thankfulness-books-for-kids-for-thanksgiving/

Hooray! The 2017 Kindergarten Conference registration is now open! Register here: http://bit.ly/2g2s4B2 #Kinder17

Check out this Short from ASCD featuring Todd Whitaker explaining the development of culture and climate in schools and why it is important to gain an understanding of your school's culture in order to improve it.
We will be hosting Todd Jan. 19th in Crystal Lake.
Click here for details: http://bit.ly/2fAu1WE

From Rethink Mental Illness: It's World Kindness Day this Sunday and we'd love to hear the stories of when someone has been kind to you!
We'd also love to hear the random acts of kindness you have done or seen, to give everyone a little inspiration for the weekend.

Happy Veterans Day. Thank a vet today. And every day! #happyveteransday #veteransday #thankyouforyourservice #supportourtroops 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 https://www.instagram.com/p/BMrCt_JF7na/

Honoring those who have served today. Thank a vet!
To all those who have worn a uniform to protect our country, a huge thank you. #VeteransDay

We still have a few seats available in our #CLDN Cohort, which has it's first official meeting November 28th! See all the details about each day of professional development and register on our website! https://illinoisascd.org/professional-learning-opportunities/curriculum-leadership-development-network-cldn-

Save the date! Nov. 13 is #WorldKindnessDay, a 24-hour campaign dedicated to paying it forward and focusing on the good. At IBPA, we're all about spreading kindness. After all, our 2016 conference theme is "Getting to the Bottom of It: Bullying Prevention through Empathy and Kindness." Check out the RAOK website for ideas and inspiration on how you can help kindness go viral. https://www.randomactsofkindness.org/world-kindness-day

Today is #ElectionDay! Make sure you get out and vote!

"HEY, YOU. YOUR CHOICES MATTER. We have some big decisions coming up on Tuesday. But don't worry! Kid President is here to walk you through some good (and bad) ways to make BIG decisions."
#ElectionDay #GoVote!

From EdCircuit: Show me the Money: Lack of Financial Literacy Education in School Leads to Poor Personal Finance http://www.edcircuit.com/show-me-the-money-lack-of-financial-literacy-education-in-schools-leads-to-poor-personal-finance/?platform=hootsuite

Literature Maps Help You Find Authors You'll Like http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2016/10/literature-map-helps-you-find-authors.html#.WBejg2X7ZEc

So interesting! The history of the Lunch Box from NPR http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/10/31/495218823/beyond-the-pail-npr-unpacks-the-history-of-the-lunch-box

5 Tools Students Can Use to Create Music Online http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2016/10/5-tools-students-can-use-to-create.html#.WBejimX7ZEc

Interesting read. Do you have students like these? Does your school do anything to accommodate their movements with the seasons? http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/10/31/498249903/schools-hustle-to-reach-kids-who-move-with-the-harvest-not-the-school-year

A great kick off with Mike Schmoker at the 2016 Conference on Learning. Thanks to our partners Midwest Principals' Center and Roosevelt University. Day Two brought dozens more attendees, break out and the awarding of our IL ASCD Whole Child Awards! Congrats to the winners and thank you to all those who were able to attend #COL16!

Hello November

4 Questioning Strategies For Effective & Thoughtful Teaching http://www.teachthought.com/pedagogy/4-questioning-strategies-effective-thoughtful-teaching/

How fitting. Yesterday's word of the day from Dictionary.com was 'hallowed'

Happy Halloween! Are you spooky and scary this year!? Or are you fun and silly?! Let's see your costumes!

A great kick off with Mike Schmoker at the 2016 Conference on Learning. Thanks to our partners Midwest Principals' Center and Roosevelt University. Day Two brought dozens more attendees, break out and the awarding of our IL ASCD Whole Child Awards! Congrats to the winners and thank you to all those who were able to attend #COL16!

Even though the #Cubs start in 30 minutes, we are chugging away at our quarterly board meeting. But I am sure we will scurry out and find a tv as quickly as we can! #ilascd #confonlearning16 http://ift.tt/2eOFbmU

We've JUST opened up more seats for out upcoming events with Dylan Wiliam: Curriculum 2020 w/Embedding Formative Assessment! Register now to reserve your seat!

Thanks Edutopia, great advice for a day (or the worst) day. http://www.edutopia.org/blog/strategies-recovering-worst-day-teaching-johanna-rauhala?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=cpc

It's #WorldMentalhealthDay and we'll be posting things surrounding Mental Health. How to you support good mental health in your buildings, districts and schools?! https://www.rethink.org/news-views/2016/9/rubyetc

Hello October! #HelloOctober

We are excited to announce that our Fall Newsletter is now OUT!
READ IT NOW! This edition's theme is Learning Environments for All and is PACKED with great articles and resources. http://publications.catstonepress.com/i/733515-fall-2016

TWEETS

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@cubern yes, it has been corrected on the original post but doesn't update across other platforms. Thanks for letting us know!

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RT @leahod: So proud of these ladies for representing @BerwynSouth100 at the @ILASCD Kinder conference! #proudlitcoach https://t.co/n9CwjQ…

A GREAT way to start your Week. Watch these High School students show their resource officer how much he is... https://t.co/DmiFNVTdS6

What your child's teacher could REALLY use for Christmas https://t.co/jmKadomekI https://t.co/vvi9ArkqLO

Let OK Go remind you how fast a moment goes... and how different things can be if you take the time to slow down.... https://t.co/qOhWIxsn7J

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Millions Have Dyslexia,So what is it? Do YOU have students, co-workers, friends, family who are Dyslexic?... https://t.co/b3tlHOErb3

8 Educational Apps to Create Digital Portfolios from TeachThought... https://t.co/XOQxe85j8o

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From Edutopia: A principal's perspective: the importance of school culture... https://t.co/ArBc30gRTj

Gregg Wolcott teaching our #CLDN group how to 'play' word ball and rethinking how we think of research.... https://t.co/fLiXJ9V7dB

Happy Thanksgiving from everyone here at Illinois ASCD! https://t.co/jmXVoxQ2fD

We are excited to roll out the digital version of our Kindergarten Booklet! #Kinder17 Check it out now.... https://t.co/ffkUXXTP58

Happy Monday! #MondayMotivation https://t.co/maNINHFKWR

Looking for some great books for your students for Thanksgiving on inspiring thankfulness and gratitude? Check... https://t.co/8xMQbzoWYE

Hooray! The 2017 Kindergarten Conference registration is now open! Register here: https://t.co/nIEieYbqkO #Kinder17 https://t.co/ij72WeGfL1

Check out this Short from ASCD featuring Todd Whitaker explaining the development of culture and climate in... https://t.co/3l7j4x4kB6

From Rethink Mental Illness: It's World Kindness Day this Sunday and we'd love to hear the stories of when... https://t.co/Ccj8mnqF3v

Happy Veterans Day. Thank a vet today. And every day! #happyveteransday #veteransday #thankyouforyourservice... https://t.co/c8Dx49rv4k

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Check out our #CLDN Cohort for powerful curriculum development. A few seats are still available!… https://t.co/DkUfIO2BuJ

RT @WhentheBleep: @ILASCD workshop with @dylanwiliam today. Excited to learn how to better integrate #formative assessment into my #sbg cla…

RT @DASchnautz: Job embedded, practiced focused, continuing PD is key. @dylanwiliam @ILASCD @ASCD #edchat https://t.co/EPN813gH51

We still have a few seats available in our #CLDN Cohort, which has it's first official meeting November 28th! See... https://t.co/hCumuQWjBH

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"HEY, YOU. YOUR CHOICES MATTER. We have some big decisions coming up on Tuesday. But don't worry! Kid President... https://t.co/TyxnZ7MpB7

From EdCircuit: Show me the Money: Lack of Financial Literacy Education in School Leads to Poor Personal Finance... https://t.co/Rc1d7x95Tu

Literature Maps Help You Find Authors You'll Like... https://t.co/GMOlDaM6om

So interesting! The history of the Lunch Box from NPR... https://t.co/po5s6wd9Mq

5 Tools Students Can Use to Create Music Online... https://t.co/RtxgfjIMZG

RT @Cubs: Today is our day. #FlyTheW https://t.co/F3yTo6gjcA

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RT @sbutlerbsd100: Facilitating rdg in the #digitalage. @ILASCD #d100pd https://t.co/MImxPrIm4k

@Ms_Bazz Thanks for being here! Hope to see you next year! #COL16

RT @Ms_Bazz: Learning from Virginia Valdez! #teampershing @ILASCD #familyengagement https://t.co/p93WJww9Eh

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