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2016 ASCD Conference on Teaching Excellence
2016 ASCD Conference on Educational Leadership
2017 ASCD Annual Conference and Exhibit Show
Materials Fee: $28 for Turning High-Poverty Schools into High-Performing Schools
Laptop or tablet device required for session
Materials Fee: $25 for Teach, Reflect, Learn: Building Your Capacity for Success in the Classroom
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