The Center - Resources for Teaching and Learning

ESSA Conference

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Conference

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


Thank you for making this year’s conference a success.
See you next year!

About the conference

Conference Program – A detailed schedule and session information for each day of the conference.

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.

The 2018 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.