The 2019 Whatever It Takes Conference schedule of presentations has been published! Please keep in mind: titles, times, and room locations are subject to change. We hope to have session descriptions available soon! Stay tuned!
Wednesday afternoon's schedule at Carl Sandburg College will be very flexible, and will support topics YOU want to learn about revolving around Instructional Coaching. What is Instructional Coaching? What does a Coach do? What does Coaching "look like" in area school districts? What can I expect from an Instructional Coach? How could an Instructional Coach help me? We'll address these and other questions you bring in "un-conference-style" sessions, right after we kick things off with some comments Drew Witherell and Melinda Fry.
Lombard Middle School will host Thursday's activities. Adam Welcome, author of Kids Deserve It! and Run Like a Pirate,will open our day with an inspiring keynote address followed by a book signing and breakout sessions. Dozens of amazing educators will share their ideas during breakout sessions throughout an incredibly full day! Our school activities will close with an address by Susan Converse, 2019 Illinois Teacher of the Year.
...but WAIT! We're not done yet! Join us at Iron Spike Brewing Company for some appetizers, refreshments, and networking with like-minded educators. Kick around ideas to implement what you've learned about from WITcon so far, chat with some Instructional Coaches and other school leaders, or kick back and relax with some pinball, pool, or golf simulators!
We'll return to to Carl Sandburg College for lots more fun and learning together! We kick things off with Dr. Monica Burns of Class Tech Tips, who will give our opening keynote address. Then choose from two breakout sessions OR take a deep dive into a 2-hour workshop on a topic of your choice. Don't miss out!
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