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Be the One

John Hodge


SPEAKER BIO: Dr. John W. Hodge’s career has been defined by assisting students and teachers with overcoming obstacles and achieving goals. He has served as an inspirational speaker across the United States and has been a guest lecturer at Christopher Newport University, Hampton University, North Carolina A&T State University and George Washington University. Dr. Hodge is a trained facilitator for the (SREB) Leadership Initiative Modules “Leading Assessment and Instruction” and “Creating a High Performance Learning Culture”, and a trained assessor and facilitator in the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) “Developing the 21st Century Principal” program.
Dr. Hodge is the president and co-founder of Urban Learning and Leadership Center (ULLC), an organization focused on student achievement and reduction of the achievement gap. He has served as a reading teacher, English teacher, AVID teacher, Assistant Principal and Associate Director of AVID Center Eastern Division. He served as Director of An Achievable Dream Academy, an inner city school that piloted many of the interventions used by Urban Learning and Leadership Center. An Achievable Dream Academy is a high performing, high poverty school that has received numerous national awards.

ABOUT THIS SESSION: Join Dr. Hodge as he presents BE THE ONE! He will discuss how the education of America’s youth is a challenging prospect when one considers the many burdens faced by impoverished children and their families. Research indicates that poverty need not be a barrier to academic excellence. As co-author of the book Standing in the Gap, Dr. Hodge states, “Across the nation, schools are demonstrating that it can be done: That students can reach high standards, that all children can succeed, that the gap between white and minority students, poor and affluent, can be closed.” More often than not, one caring adult can make all the difference in the world. Dr. Hodge’s presentation will encourage all of us to  BE THE ONE!

Tentative Schedule

7:00 a.m.

Registration and Coffee

7:45 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. 

Welcome: ISCA President and Conference Chair person

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Opening Keynote Session – John Hodge

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Exhibitor Break

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Breakout Session 1

10:15 a.m. – 10:35 a.m.

Exhibitor Break

10:35 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.

Breakout Session 2

11:35 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

Exhibitor Break

11:50 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.

Awards Luncheon

12:50 p.m. – 1:05 p.m.

Exhibitor Break

1:05 p.m. – 2:05 p.m.

Breakout Session 3

2:05 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.

Coffee Break with Exhibitors

2:25 p.m. – 3:25 p.m.

Breakout Session 4

3:25 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.

PD / CE Certificate Distribution, Door Prizes and Giveaways


More details relating to PDs and CEs will be provided in the near future.

Supervisor Approval Letter

Do you need help justifying this conference to your Supervisor? Vying for a good funding source can be challenging sometimes. We have created a letter for you (Modeled from ASCA) to customize according to your needs to support your efforts to attend the 2019 ISCA Conference!

ISCA Conference – Bloomington
(April 12, 2019)

(by March 9, 2019)

Current ISCA Member*: $150
Non-Member Registration (plus 1-Year ISCA Membership): $245

Current ISCA Member – Student / Retiree*: $100
Non-Member Registration – Student / Retiree (plus 1-Year ISCA Membership): $150

(after March 9, 2019)

Current ISCA Member*: $170
Non-Member Registration (plus 1-Year ISCA Membership): $265

Current ISCA Member – Student / Retiree*: $120
Non-Member Registration – Student / Retiree (plus 1-Year ISCA Membership): $170

*Your ISCA membership must be good through April 12, 2019 to receive “Current ISCA Member” rates. 

**To qualify for the Early Registration Rate, your registration form AND payment (copy of your purchase order, check, or credit card) must be received or postmarked by the Early Registration cutoff date.  



Online registration is now closed. But we have room for you! Just come to the Conference with your purchase order, or credit card, check or cash and you can register on-site in just a couple minutes!

Please make your check or purchase order payable to: National Center for Youth Issues
Mail the check or purchase order and Registration Form to the address above.

QUESTIONS?? Contact NCYI at 866.318.6294 or email or

Please note: There will be no refunds after March 18, 2019. All cancellations before March 18, 2019 will be refunded less a $25 handling fee. The association is not responsible for and cannot give refunds due to problems beyond its control, such as weather and school closings.

Make Hotel Reservations Early! Limited Availability!

Double Tree by Hilton

10 Brickyard Drive
Bloomington, IL 61701

The Double Tree by Hilton, the Conference’s host hotel, has a conference rate of $119 per night, plus tax, which remains valid for reservations made by March 21, 2019, while rooms are available. The price includes a hot breakfast.


  • CALL:  (309) 664-6446. Please be sure to tell the hotel that your group / convention code if “ISC”.
  • REGISTER ONLINE:  Go to the Double Tree website

In the evening, make sure you take time to relax and enjoy the surrounding area. Click the images to see the things to do around the beautiful Double Tree by Hilton.

Visit the Eastland Mall, only a couple miles from the Double Tree!

You can sit back and relax at the many restaurants around the Eastland Mall, such as Kobe Japanese Steak and Seafood, Outback, Olive Garden, and Applebees, along with others. Enjoy shopping at Ulta, H & M, Bath & Body Works, Barnes & Noble, and many more!

We hope this conference will educate and equip you to do your job well, and we also hope you will take advantage of the wonderful ways you can relax and be refreshed!