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Check out the page on ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) to learn more.

The Grants and Awards committee is accepting nominations

The Grants and Awards committee is accepting nominations for the Polestar, Upstart, and Administrator of the Year awards to be given at the awards banquet at the 2016 annual conference in November. The nomination form is available at Nominations must be submitted electronically to by 11:59 PM on September 1st.

Save The Date!

Registration is now open for the 2016 Conference.


Check out the schedule on the conference Google site.

YA Battle of the Books

The ISLMA Conference YA Day Committee is pleased to announce the titles for the 2016 Statewide Battle of the Books, which will occur on Saturday, November 5 at Tinley Park during the annual fall conference.

The 2016 ISLMA Battle of the Books Book List

  • Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  • Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
  • Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein
  • Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
  • Hidden by Helen Frost
  • I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 by Lauren Tarshis
  • Matilda by Roald Dahl
  • Michael Vey: The Prisoner of cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans
  • Rump by Liesl Shurtliff
  • See You at Harry’s by Joanna Knowles
  • Sidekicks by Dan Santata
  • The 13 - Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths

Detailed information about the 2016 YA Day events will be available this summer. Registration for Battle of the Books Teams will open in the fall. Tournament Rules can be found online at:

As YA Day information is shared, copies of all documents, forms, and information will be available in a Google Drive folder accessible at: If you have questions or would like to volunteer to assist with YA Day activities, please contact Christy Semande


The most current version of I-SAIL!  If you are interested in a framework to teach the needed skills in all content areas you will want to click here.

Remember these standards, benchmarks, and objectives are aligned to the new Illinois Common Core Standards, AASL and NGSS as well as the ISTE standards.

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