Leading by Learning


Conference registrants looking for an array of topics and discussions are encouraged to attend the 2017 Carousel of Panels. In one large room, more than 20 different presentations will be offered over a one hour and 30-minute time-block. School officials can pick and choose to participate in three different panels of thirty minutes each. The event will be held on Saturday, November 18 at the Sheraton Grand Chicago from 1:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. in Sheraton 4 & 5, Ballroom Level IV.

Topics and presenters for the Carousel of Panels include:

  • Responding to Requests and Complaints of Transgender Students — Robbins Schwartz
  • Every Day Counts: Hiring and Training Successful Substitutes — Wheeling CCSD 21
  • Authentic, Relevant Engagement of the Greater Community — Northern Illinois University
  • Our Journey Toward Trauma-Informed Schools — Calumet Public SD 132
  • High School Medical Academy and Youth Residency Program — Huntley Community SD 158
  • Developing a Skills-Based Curriculum and Reporting System — Olympia CUSD 16
  • District Improvement: Deep Implementation with Fidelity — Maywood-Melrose Park-Broadview SD 89
  • Looking for Leadership — Effingham CUSD 40
  • Improving Your District through Social Capital — Regional Offices of Education 11 and 39
  • Differentiating PTELL Referenda Questions — Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins, Ltd.
  • Stretching School Budgets Safely with Cost-Efficient Masonry — Waterloo CUSD 5
  • University and Schools Connect for Student Success — Northern Illinois University
  • Enhance Instructional Skills in PLC’s — Calumet Public SD 132
  • Leadership Academy: Grow Your Own — Huntley Community SD 158
  • Co-teaching Student Teachers: Mentoring Addressing Teaching Shortage Areas — Elmhurst College
  • The Dryden Place Project: Serving Marginalized Students and Parents — Arlington Heights SD 25
  • Mirror Check: Confronting Threats to Culturally Competent Leadership — Eastern Illinois University
  • We’re All In: Redefining a Vision for Learning — Community High SD 99, Downers Grove
  • Virtual Coaching for Teachers and Administrators — Consortium for Educational Change and McKendree University
  • Empower Students and Strengthen Community with Workplace Readiness — Hononegah CHSD 207
  • Push Past the Noise: Unique Communication Opportunities — Oak Lawn-Hometown SD 123
  • A Dog’s Purpose: Bonding a Board and Community — Lake Villa CCSD 41
  • Early Investment, Long-Term Gain — Community Unit School District 300, Algonquin