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2016 ASCD Conference on Educational Leadership
ASCD Empower17: The Conference for Every Educator
2017 ASCD Conference on Teaching Excellence
During this two-day ASCD Institute, renowned authors Alan M. Blankstein and Pedro Noguera, along with award-winning education scholars, district and school leaders and practitioners, will share strategies to pursue equity and close instructional and achievement gaps in multicultural K–12 districts and schools.
This pre-conference institute features renowned author Alan M. Blankstein who will share strategies that lead to equity and end instructional and achievement gaps at all levels in multicultural K–12 districts and schools. In these schools, educators understand that equity is not only about treating all children the same. They are deeply committed to ensuring that all students receive what they need to develop their full potential and succeed. (Due to a prior engagement, Pedro Noguera will not appear at this Institute.)
Leaders who want to increase teacher skills in differentiation see professional development as the key to making that change. However, they often introduce PD too early and fail to tailor it to what teachers need as they grow. This session shares the traits of PD most likely to sustain teacher growth in differentiation—including PD elements that grow as teachers do and ways in which simple, job-embedded learning and one-on-one conversations can be catalysts for effective differentiation.
Some have begun to use PBL, but how good, consistent, and sustainable is the effort? PBL is not a simple tool to add to teachers' toolboxes; it is a transformational pedagogy, complex yet highly rewarding for teachers and students. Learn what makes PBL most effective in the classroom, and what schools and districts need to do to promote and support its widespread, ongoing use across a system.
Designing for Adult Learning: Practices That Transform School CommunitiesPresenters: Jason Flom, Cornerstone Learning Community, Tallahassee, FL; Gene Thompson-Grove, School Reform Initiative, Inc. and Gene Thompson-Grove & Associates, Boston, MA
Whole Child for the Whole World
Hear from global leaders; engaged in dialogue; and plan the future.The recently ratified United Nations Sustainable Development Goals reflect a global consensus that a quality education is a human right and a public good that is critical to the health and future of the world. A quality education is one that focuses on the whole child—the social, emotional, mental, physical, and cognitive development of each student regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, socio economic status, or geographic location.