Free Summer Teacher Workshops - Creating Quality Assignments

The Technical Assistance for Rigorous Academic and Career Technical Education Project is providing two free summer teacher workshops:

  • Northern Location
    July 31, 2017
    Tentative Agenda
    Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center
    101 18th St
    Moline, Illinois

  • Central Location
    August 2, 2017
    Tentative Agenda
    Crowne Plaza Hotel
    3000 S Dirksen Parkway
    Springfield, Illinois

Preparing All Students for College and/or Careers by Creating Quality Assignments

All students need assignments and high-quality instruction aligned to grade-level college- and career-readiness standards in academic and career and technical education (CTE) courses. Participants will be introduced to The Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC), the Mathematics Design Collaborative (MDC) and project-based assignments which are keys to improving the quality of assignments in academic and CTE courses.


Participants will create a lesson which can be used the first week of school using these standards based approach to lesson design. Throughout the day long workshop, participants will use a variety of instructional strategies which help teachers tap into students’ interests and abilities to help them absorb academic and career/technical subjects which will improve their chances of success in college and careers.


An opportunity for $150 stipends will be available to the first 60 participants. An option to apply for the stipend will be available on the registration form.

Free Registration

There is no registration fee but you will need to register online at to hold your spot. Space is limited so please register early.


If lodging is needed, reservations can be made by calling:

  • Stoney Creek Hotel 309-743-0101 and ask for the "Professional Development Workshop" block. The rate is $91 for both single and double.
  • Crowne Plaza 1-800-227-6963 and ask for the "Professional Development Workshop" block. The rate is $70 for single and $85 for double.

You can download the conference flyer here: Download Flyer

Additional information including the agenda will be posted soon and updates sent by email.