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Speakers' Bureau

Speakers' Bureau: Do you want a speaker for an English teachers' meeting?

The IATE proudly offers the services of its Speakers' Bureau to members and interested organizations. When you want a speaker for:

  • a local in-service event
  • an IATE district meeting
  • any gathering of parents, teachers, and/or administrators interested in advancing the English Language Arts

link to our page of Topics & Speakers to contact the IATE Speaker who will best meet your needs.

The IATE is a certified professional development provider for the Illinois State Board of Education, so events featuring speakers from the bureau may qualify for CPDUs. For more information about obtaining CPDUs for your event, contact the
IATE Executive Secretary, Janice Neuleib at Email

Do you have expertise you are willing to share with English teachers in Illinois?

Add your name to the Speaker's Bureau list by contacting Janet Neuleib  Email . If you're making contact by fax, mail, or email, be sure to include:

  • Your name
  • The topic(s)/area(s)s of expertise which you enjoy talking about
  • Your contact information: phone number, email address, fax number
  • The city in which you are located
  • An indication on how far you are will to travel

Topics and Speakers

Topics

Speakers

AP Literature

Janice Neuleib
Located in: Normal, IL (ISU)
Email
(309) 438-7858

Assessing Writing Programs

Janice Neuleib
Located in: Normal, IL (ISU)
Email
(309) 438-7858

Authentic Writing Assessment

Bob Broad
Located in: Normal, IL (ISU)
Email
(309) 438-7704

Autobiographical Writing

Sandy Flannigan
Located in: Geneva, IL
sandra.flannigan@ bps101.net
(630) 879-4600, ext. 5832

Collaborative Writing

Claire Lamonica
Located in: Normal, IL (ISU)
Email
(309) 438-3297

Creative Writing Prompts

Robert S. Boone
Glencoe, IL
(847) 835-5430
ycagsc@aol.com

Mark H. Larson
Lake Zurich, IL
(847) 438-5686
MarkHenry57@comcast.net

Cross-Curricular Work

Herman Albers
Located in: Red Bud, IL
Email
(618) 282-3663

Engaging Students in Active Learning

Sandy Flannigan
Located in: Geneva, IL
sandra.flannigan@ bps101.net
(630) 879-4600, ext. 5832

Folk Tales

Janice Neuleib
Located in: Normal, IL (ISU)
Email
(309) 438-7858

Generating Topics

Janice Neuleib
Located in: Normal, IL (ISU)
Email
(309) 438-7858

Holocaust (Shoah Foundation)

Jean Wallace
Located in: Henry, IL
Email
(309) 364-3208
(309) 364-2829

Ideas for Teaching Writing

Donna Blackall
Located in: Palatine, IL
Email
(847) 359-6233

Incorporating Creative Writing into Literature Class

Robert S. Boone
Glencoe, IL
(847) 835-5430
ycagsc@aol.com

Mark H. Larson
Lake Zurich, IL
(847) 438-5686
MarkHenry57@comcast.net

Intellectual Freedom

Deborah Will
Located in: Zion, IL
Email
(847) 625-0378 (h)
(847) 731-9478(w)

Interdisciplinary Writing (WAC)

Claire Lamonica
Located in: Normal, IL (ISU)
Email
(309) 438-3297

King Arthur

Jean Wallace
Located in: Henry, IL
Email
(309) 364-3208
(309) 364-2829

Media Literacy

Mary T. Christel
Located in: Lincolnshire, IL
Email
(847) 634-4000, ext. 1369,
voice mail ext. 143

Memoir Writing

Robert S. Boone
Glencoe, IL
(847) 835-5430
ycagsc@aol.com

Mark H. Larson
Lake Zurich, IL
(847) 438-5686
MarkHenry57@comcast.net

Moving Beyond Rubrics

Bob Broad
Located in: Normal, IL (ISU)
Email
(309) 438-7704

Myth

Janice Neuleib
Located in: Normal, IL (ISU)
Email
(309) 438-7858

Poetry Reading

Jean Wallace
Located in: Henry, IL
Email
(309) 364-3208
(309) 364-2829

Portfolio Assessment

Bob Broad
Located in: Normal, IL (ISU)
Email
(309) 438-7704

Preparing Students for College Writing

Claire Lamonica
Located in: Normal, IL (ISU)
Email
(309) 438-3297

Rhetorical Approaches-Wrtg Instruction

Claire Lamonica
Located in: Normal, IL (ISU)
Email
(309) 438-3297

Rubric Scoring to Assess Writing

Donna Blackall
Located in: Palatine, IL
Email
(847) 359-6233

Storytelling, Ideas for parents of Struggling Readers or Writers Phyllis Hostmeyer
375 N. 8th St.
Breese, IL  62230
phostmeyer@charter.netl
(618) 526-4894

Student Websites & Blogs

Angelo Bonadonna &
Norman Boyer
Located in: Chicago, IL
(St. Xavier University)
(773) 298-3236
(773) 298-3233

Vocabulary Development

Janice Neuleib
Located in: Normal, IL (ISU)
Email
(309) 438-7858

Writing

Janice Neuleib
Located in: Normal, IL (ISU)
Email
(309) 438-7858

Writing Assessment

Bob Broad
Located in: Normal, IL (ISU)
Email
(309) 438-7704

Writing in the Context of Grammar

Geoff Layton
Located in: Forest Park, IL
Email
(708) 366-1796