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Administrators, Coordinators, School Improvement Teams

featured speakers


Dr. Leodis Scott, Ed. DPresident & Board Chair of LearnLong Institute and Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership at DePaul University, College of Education. Dr. Scott is co-author of the Promising Practices Case Study Report and he has developed a Quantitative Survey for Assessing Parent Involvement and Family Engagement at Lenart Elementary Regional Gifted Center (a Chicago Public School).


April Wells is the Gifted Coordinator at School District U-46, where she facilitated the redesign of the District’s gifted program. Additionally, she is an educational consultant and conference presenter whose message centers around the equity imperative, and author of Achieving Equity in Gifted Programming: Dismantling Barriers and Tapping Potential.

Virtual Leadership Summit 2023

Promising Practices: Talent Development and Advanced Learning Models for Equity & Inclusion

Children with advanced learning needs are found in every socio-economic stratum and racial and ethnic group. They are present in every school; yet their academic experiences are not the same. Inequities persist in identification of needs and learning opportunities available to them, but research supports several promising practices that center equity and help students maximize their potential.

Join us to explore talent development models that support advanced learning and examine case studies from Illinois schools that have successfully implemented one or more evidence-based practices. District leaders will share their stories, provide guidance for implementation, and address questions from participants. Walk away with insights and strategies you can use to implement these approaches in your school or district.

Friday May 5, 2023    9am - 2:30pm  (virtual)

Learn from the six schools featured in the Promising Practices case study to apply inclusive advanced learning strategies focused on building equity.



LaGrange District 102

K-8 suburban school district in the Western Suburban region of Chicago

Lenart Regional Gifted Center

A selective enrollment Chicago Public School serving approximately 277 gifted students, Kindergarten through Eighth grade


A public, tuition-free, selective enrollment, residential high school that serves students in grades 10-12.

Elgin U-46

As one of the largest districts in Illinois, Elgin U-46 serves a socioeconomically, racially, linguistically, and culturally diverse student population.

West Chicago 

A diverse, suburban, K-8 district located in West Chicago, a city with a population of 25,370


A small, rural unit district in Du Quoin, Illinois, a city of 6,000 residents in Perry County located in southern Illinois. 

Individual Registration:  $125

Bundle Registration:  FOUR ( per school) registrations  $400

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