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 Southern Illinois P20 Closing the Gap Conference

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Participants will learn about the research on ACEs, trauma sensitive schools, social emotional learning and the impact of childhood trauma on the learning brain, as well as classroom strategies that can be used to implement trauma-informed practices and begin healing youth struggling with adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress.  This is the 18th year of the annual Closing the Gap conference with over 400 area educators participating each year.  Evaluations indicate that participants gain valuable knowledge and skills by attending this conference – Don’t miss out!  (5 Clock Hours)

Conference Theme:  The Power of Teaching: Focus on the Learner

Conference Date:  Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Time:  8:15 am - 2:50 pm  (Check-in:  7:30 am – 8:15 am)

Location: John A. Logan College, Carterville, IL

Participants should park in Lot A: John A. Logan College Map


Registration Fees:

  • Professional: $60
  • Professional (after April 12: $75
  • Undergraduate Student/Retirees: $20

Refund/Cancellation Policy: Refunds, minus a $20 processing fee, will be issued if requested prior to April 12, 2018.

Registration Options:

  • Professionals/Students Participants register online.
  • Exhibitors register online.
  • Register by phone with a VISA, Discover, or Mastercard by calling
 Conference and Scheduling Services @ 618/536-7751.
Fax the participant registration form or the exhibitor registration form with credit card information to 618/453-5680.

Any Questions?
Please call Coordinator Jackie Welch at 618/453-5672 or send an email.