2015 Educare Learning Network Meeting
April 28-30, 2015 West DuPage, IL
Audience: Executive directors, school directors, master teachers, family support supervisors, local and national evaluation partners, funders
The Educare Learning Network invites you to register for the 2015 Educare Learning Network Meeting “Leading Together. Driving Change.” This year’s meeting will be hosted by our partners at Educare WestDuPage. We look forward to you joining us for an exciting time of peer-learning and reflection. We are proud to welcome keynote speaker Gail Joseph, Ph.D., to the meeting.
Gail Joseph, Ph.D.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Building a House with Windows and Mirrors
What does it take to improve the quality of teaching and learning in early care and education settings? In this interactive and reflective plenary session, we will explore one of the essential domains in the Educare model framework, high-quality teaching and learning. An outcome is building strong instructional and family support leaders who can impact child and family outcomes and transform early childhood education. Our presenter will share lessons learned and best practices from the field, as weengage in a discussion of proven and promising strategies for building these essential elements into every day practice.
Dr. Gail Joseph is an associate professor of educational psychology and the director of the Early Childhood and Family Studies program at the University of Washington. She teaches courses, advises students and conducts research on topics related to early care and education. Learn more about Dr. Joseph.
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Tuesday, April 28
|7:00am-8:00am||Yoga, Level 1 Vinyasa||Lilac D|
|8:00am-9:00am||General Breakfast||Junior Ballroom B & C|
|9:00am-10:15am||NEP/LEP Breakout Session A: Professional Development||Lilac A|
|9:00am-10:15am||NEP/LEP Breakout Session A: Dual Language Learners Issues||Lilac B|
|9:00am-10:15am||NEP/LEP Breakout Session A: Family Engagement||Lilac C|
|9:00am-10:15am||NEP/LEP Breakout Session A: Data Utilization in Educare||Magnolia|
|10:30am-11:45am||NEP/LEP Breakout Session B: Professional Development||Lilac A|
|10:30am-11:45am||NEP/LEP Breakout Session B: Dual Language Learners||Lilac B|
|10:30am-11:45am||NEP/LEP Breakout Session B: Family Engagement||Lilac C|
|10:30am-11:45am||NEP/LEP Breakout Session B: Data Utilization in Educare||Magnolia|
|12:00pm-1:00pm||General Lunch||Junior Ballroom B & C|
|12:30pm-3:30pm||Educare Practice Advisory Committee||Lilac D|
|1:00pm-4:00pm||NEP/LEP Session: Measurement Issues, New Analyses, and Updates||Junior Ballroom A|
|5:00pm-8:00pm||Opening Reception & Dinner||Harry Caray Ballroom|
Wednesday, April 29
|7:00am-8:00am||Yoga, Level 1 Vinyasa||Cyprus Room|
|8:00am-8:45am||First Time Attendee Breakfast||Junior Ballroom A|
|8:00am-8:45am||General Breakfast||Junior Ballroom B & C|
|9:00am-12:00pm||Plenary Session||Junior Ballroom B & C|
|12:00pm-12:45pm||General Lunch||Junior Ballroom B & C|
|12:15pm-4:00pm||Executive Leadership Meeting||Junior Ballroom A|
|1:00pm-2:15pm||Program Session: Data Utilization, Presented by Educare Miami-Dade||Lilac A & C|
|2:45pm-4:00pm||High Quality Teaching Practices, Presented by Educare Denver||Lilac A &C|
|1:00pm-2:15pm||Intensive Family Engagement, Presented by Educare Kansas City||Lilac B & D|
|2:45pm-4:00pm||Embedded Professional Development, Presented by Educare Arizona||Lilac B & D|
|1:00pm-4:00pm||LEP Community of Practice||Magnolia|
|4:45pm-7:00pm||Educare West DuPage Tour||Hotel Lobby, buses depart promptly at 5:00pm|
Thursday, April 30
|8:00am-12:00pm||Executive Director Learning Group||Junior Ballroom A|
|8:00am-12:00pm||School Director Learning Group||Lilac A|
|8:00am-12:00pm||Master Teacher Learning Group||Lilac C|
|8:00am-12:00pm||Family Support Learning Group||Lilac B|
|8:00am-12:00pm||LEP Community of Practice||Junior Ballroom C|
Airport Shuttle Service
Go Airport Express, 888-284-3826
Service from 4am – 10pm. Daily reservations are recommended, but not required from the airports. However, reservations are required for your return trip back to the airport.
- To/from O’Hare price per person Single round trip $43
Group of four one way$70
- To/from Midway price per person Single round trip $54
Group of four one way $81
Prices based on estimates and are subject to change.
Flat Rate Taxi Services
American Taxi, 847-673-1000
Daily reservations are recommended, but not required from either airport. Reservations are required for your return trip to the airport. Payment due at end of trip.
- To/from O’Hare Airport and Westin Lombard
Single one way trip (up to four passengers) $31
Groups larger than four can upgrade to a minivan for an $8 surcharge.
- To/from Midway Airport to Westin Lombard
Single one way trip (up to four passengers) $38
Groups larger than four can upgrade to a minivan for an $8 surcharge.
Similar rates and services can be found here:
70 Yorktown Center
Lombard, Illinois 60148
Reservations: (888) 627-9031
Educare reservations website from Westin Lombard
- The Educare Learning Network will reserve rooms on behalf of all Educare staff.
For assistance with reservations please contact Nick Parrish at email@example.com.
- Cancellations must be made 72 hours prior to date of arrival by contacting Nick Parrish at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Be advised that cancellation of individual reservations made up to 72 hours prior to arrival will be accepted and the deposit refunded for those rooms for the full night’s stay.
- Failure to cancel reservation will result in a no-show fee billed to the Educare Learning Network.
Hotel and Meeting Location
70 Yorktown Center, Lombard, Illinois 60148
Tel: +1 (630) 719-8000
Yorktown Shopping Center Distance: 0.4 miles)
Walking distance from the Westin Lombard. Each attendee of the 2015 Educare Learning Network Meeting will receive a complimentary discount booklet from the Yorktown Mall!
Oak Brook Shopping Center (Distance: 2.8 miles)
This outdoor upscale mall offers many high end retailers and dining options. The Westin Lombard also has a complimentary shuttle service to and from the Oak Brook Shopping Center.
Lombard Park District/Lilacia Park (Distance: 3.9 miles)
The Lilacia Park has been an attraction for locals and visitors since 1929. A short drive from our meeting location, please ask to make sure the lilacs have bloomed.
The Morton Arboretum (Distance: 6.0 miles)
The mission of The Morton Arboretum is to collect and study trees, shrubs, and other plants from around the world. The Arboretum founded in 1922 maintains living collections on display across naturally beautiful landscapes. The Morton Arboretum is a great place for a walk and relaxing get awayfrom the busy week.
Stacey’s Tavern Museum (Distance: 8.0 miles)
This tavern and Inn was one of the first inn constructed for passing settlers in DuPage County opening in 1846. The museum is a great place to learn about the development of Chicago’s suburbs and is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
Cantigny Park (Distance: 10.8 miles)
Cantigny Park has many exciting activities and amenities to enjoy. They boast some of the area’s best gardens, a 27 hole golf course, walking trails, museum, and award winning dining.