The Center - Resources for Teaching and Learning

ESSA Conference

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Conference

February 12-14, 2018
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Chicago, IL

For more than two decades, this conference has been the singular event that brings together districts from throughout Illinois in order to share information about creative, reliable and replicable classroom and school practices.  It also highlights national and state educational policies and programs.

Consider adding your insights, research and experience by presenting one or more sessions.
You and/or your colleagues are invited to submit proposals for presentations at the conference.  Download and complete the form, then mail it in or upload it by November 8, 2017.

In the past, excellent sessions have included presentations by classroom teachers, school administrators, and program directors.  The conference addresses all educational levels, from early childhood through secondary, and multiple topical strands as indicated in the request for proposal abstract form.

The conference theme is “Focus on the Learner.”  A State Plan for ESSA in Illinois has been submitted to the U.S. Department of Education for implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act in Illinois. Its goal is to “leverage funding to ensure a focus on equity and excellence for all students.” Sessions will be presented at the conference by ISBE professionals on the details of the State Plan.  Equally important is the conference emphasis on personal teacher/student interactions and educational strategies that enhance achievement and growth across the curriculum.

This annual statewide conference is hosted by The Center: Resources for Teaching and Learning in partnership with the Illinois State Board of Education.

More information about the 2018 conference and registration will be posted soon.