The Center - Resources for Teaching and Learning

ESSA Conference

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Conference

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


Register online or by mail

Join us for one, two, or all three days of the conference.  Registration deadline is Jan. 26, 2018.

Register online with your  Visa or Mastercard.

Alternately, you may use this mail-in registration form to register more than one person or to pay with a purchase order.

About the conference

Conference Sessions Schedule – A PDF draft of detailed schedule and session information for each day of the conference.  Draft is subject to change.
Or view sessions by day (as web pages):  MondayTuesday, Wednesday.

Preliminary conference information brochure

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.