Illinois Districts to Share Strategies, Challenges During IASB Virtual Summit

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    November 6, 2020
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Association members will have the opportunity to hear from four Illinois school districts at the IASB Virtual Summit on November 20. The districts will share challenges and strategies on current educational topics during live virtual sessions. The presentations include:

Cicero SD 99
The Great Opportunity: 21st-Century Learning Through Community Engagement
What many call a challenge (poverty, English language learners, students with special needs), Cicero SD 99 considers a great opportunity. Four years ago, the district committed to bringing 21st-century technology to every child as a top priority. Hear the district’s journey of engaging the community to create a culture of inclusiveness, extend student learning past the school day, and develop a “no excuses” attitude for learning.

Harrisburg CUSD 3
Overcoming Generational Poverty
One of the greatest challenges facing our students is generational poverty and the low expectations that often accompany it. With support from teachers and the community, students can overcome generational poverty and adverse childhood experiences to achieve academic success and reach lifetime goals.

Clinton CUSD 15
Empowering Students to Support Peers Regarding Mental Health
Clinton High School was one of 80 schools across the nation in 2019 to pilot the Teen Mental Health First Aid (tMHFA) program by the National Council for Behavioral Health and Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation. The pilot program teaches students a five-step plan for helping their friends with mental health challenges.

Wheeling CCSD 21
Empowering Every Student, Every Day
In 2018, CCSD 21 began a journey to assess itself and identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats in ensuring equity of educational opportunities and success for all students. This panel will provide insight into how to organize a system to identify and collectively work to implement system-wide improvement.

The IASB Virtual Summit will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and feature two keynote speakers, four district presentations, updates from IASB Executive Director Tom Bertrand, and an opportunity to participate in a live Q&A with fellow school leaders and IASB staff. In conjunction with the Virtual Summit, IASB’s Online Bookstore will feature selected titles for a limited time.

Registration is open through November 19. Visit the IASB Virtual Summit webpage for complete details.