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Creating a Classroom Where Readers Flourish
Donalyn Miller

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
9:30 am - 3:00 pm

ISACS Classroom
Chicago, IL

THE ISACS DISCOUNTED HOTEL RATE EXTENDED 
AT THE HOTEL PALOMAR UNTIL FRIDAY, 9/20. 

Imagine a classroom where students read 40 books a year, improve their reading ability, and develop a love for books and reading that lasts long after the school year ends. Miller shares the classroom conditions and instructional practices that inspire and motivate her middle school students to read and explores the traditional practices that may inhibit students’ reading.

This session is for classroom teachers, librarians, K-12 reading specialists, administrators, and literacy coaches.

Donalyn Miller is a leading expert on independent reading, children’s literature, and the author of two bestsellers, The Book Whisperer and Reading in the Wild. She is founder of the annual #bookaday event, co-founder with Colby Sharp of The Nerdy Book Club, and co-host of the monthly Twitter chat, #titletalk. Her most recent book is Game Changer! Book Access for All Kids. co-authored with Colby Sharp,  Her articles have appeared in Education Week Teacher, The Reading Teacher, Educational Leadership, The Washington Post, and other prominent periodicals. Miller can be found on Twitter @donalynbooks.

Location of Academy
The workshop will take place at the ISACS classroom at 55 West Wacker Drive, Suite 702, Chicago, IL. 

Directions, Parking & Public Transportation for the ISACS Classroom
The ISACS classroom is located in the heart of Chicago, with easy access to public transportation.

Click here for directions to the ISACS classroom including driving, parking, and public transportation directions. Parking is available at several area garages. To secure discounted rates prior to your arrival in Chicago, visit www.parkwhiz.com. If possible, we suggest taking public transportation.

Air Travel
Both Midway and O'Hare airports are easily accessible to the ISACS classroom. Fly into Midway (on Southwest Airlines) or into O'Hare and take the "L" (Chicago's public transportation) and arrrive at the ISACS classroom in less than an hour.  

‚ÄčGO Airport Express (Share-a-Ride) Shuttle Service
ISACS has negotiated a special rate with GO Airport Express for ISACS members – 15% off the standard rates. Reservations MUST be made in advance and online to receive the discounted rate. The standard rate per person to/from O’Hare is approximately $28 one-way; $49 round-trip. The standard rate per person to/from Midway is approximately $24 one-way; $40 round-trip. To receive the 15% discount off the standard rates, please click here for the Go Airport Express website to make a reservation in advance. A credit card is required and charged at the time of reservation. Airport walk-ups are not eligible for the discounted rate. Parties of two more reserving at the same time receive a discount. Please visit their website for more information.  

Hotel Accommodations
ISACS has secured special discounted room rates at the Hotel Palomar at the rate of $209/night plus tax (single or double occupancy) for the night of October 1. To make a reservation via phone, call 1-800-546-7866 and use group code: CCJ. To make your reservations online, click on the following link: ISACS October Booking Link. The discounted rate is available until 5:00 pm CST on Friday, September 20, 2019. 

If you need any assistance making your hotel reservations, please call the ISACS office at (312) 750-1190

Hotel Palomar is located in the River North area of Chicago near the Chicago River and North Michigan Avenue. Complimentary highlights of the Hotel Palomar include: a 24-hour fitness center, indoor pool, pet friendly policies, and complimentary coffee and tea and evening wine reception in the living room from 5:00–6:00 pm. ISACS overnight guests will receive complimentary Wi-Fi in your guest room. To become a member of the IHG Rewards Club, click here. For more details on the Hotel Palomar, visit www.hotelpalomar-chicago.com.

ISACS has also negotiated low seasonal rates at other downtown Chicago hotels within walking distance to the ISACS classroom. These rates are available to ISACS members all year long for professional and personal travel. Click here for additional details and select the option that best meets your travel needs. 

Registration Fee

  • $190 member fee
  • $275 non-member fee
  • Workshop includes light breakfast, lunch, and daily refreshments
  • Please review the Registration Confirmation information below

Registration Confirmation Communications from ISACS
Once registration for the workshop has been completed the following communications will be sent from ISACS:

  • Once registration is complete, an email will automatically be sent to the contact person on the registration confirming that registration has been completed.
  • Approximately three weeks prior to the workshop, ISACS will send a confirmation email to the registrant with workshop details.
  • Approximately one week prior to the workshop, ISACS will send a final confirmation email to the registrant with workshop details.

If you do not receive these emails prior to arriving at a workshop, please call the ISACS office at (312) 750-1190. It is possible your email address was entered incorrect OR your registration was not completed.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations for workshops held at the ISACS classroom must be received in writing to ISACS by emailing programinfo@isacs.org 10 business days prior to the event to receive a refund. ISACS will determine the refund amount, if any, on a per workshop basis and may be unable to determine the refund amount until the workshop’s conclusion. At any time, registration may be transferred to another member from the same school. If a workshop has a waitlist and ISACS can identify a replacement, a full refund will be provided. ISACS reserves the right to cancel the workshop for insufficient enrollment. In this case, participants will be notified and given a full refund. 



Member Cost: $190     Non-member Cost: $275

   






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