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Educator Effectiveness Regional Institutes
70th ASCD Annual Conference and Exhibit Show
Annual Conference Pre-Conference Institutes
What does it take to disrupt poverty’s adverse influence on student learning? It requires far more than a teacher’s diligent and often heroic effort in his/her individual classroom. Even when successful, these endeavors are rarely replicated or sustained without far broader and deeper collective action. Based on the ASCD book, Turning High Poverty Schools into High Performing Schools, authors Bill Parrett and Kathleen Budge will provide participants with a framework for collaborative action. Acknowledging the unique context of each participant’s school (s) the authors will provide self-study, planning, and coaching tools to guide the design of action plans specifically targeted to disrupt poverty’s negative influence in any school. Participants will receive a copy of the book, High-Poverty, High-Performing Schools by Parrett and Budge.
How can educators blend the important elements of culture, purposeful learning, graduate release of responsibility, and formative assessment into a system of instruction that provides high quality instruction in every classroom? Doug Fisher and Nancy Frey have streamlined their work from several books to provide educators with a cohesive framework called FIT Teaching™, and participants in this institute will learn how each of these components are connected and can provide the framework needed to support educators in developing the tools and skills necessary for enhancing teacher effectiveness and positively impacting student achievement. Participants will interact and have the opportunity to create a lesson plan that will incorporate the four components that can be immediately used back in the classroom. Participants will receive a copy of the book, Better Learning Through Structured Teaching, 2nd edition, Fisher and Frey.
How can educators ensure that every child, regardless of abilities, can engage with rigorous content found in the new standards? Whether your district has adopted the new Common Core State Standards or another set of new standards, educators at every level can learn the key principles and practices of curriculum design and differentiation to support maximum student growth for a broad range of learners. Participants will explore the concept of “teaching up”, develop learning targets, design lessons that challenge and support every learner, and leverage formative assessment data to help plan, guide, scaffold, and extend the instruction of rigorous content. Participants will receive a copy of the ASCD Arias, A Differentiated Approach to the Common Core: How Do I Help a Broad Range of Learners Succeed with Challenging Curriculum? by Carol Ann Tomlinson and Marcia Imbeau.
How can principals, teacher leaders, and coaches’ work together to ensure every teacher is continually improving his or her effectiveness? Based on the book of the same title by Pete Hall (winner of the 2004 ASCED Outstanding Young Educator Award) and Alisa Simeral, this collaborative two-day institute will teach participants how to use the innovative Continuum of Self-Reflection as a powerful tool to enhance self-reflection, to increase teacher effectiveness, and to strengthen the school culture. Co-author Pete Hall, experienced principal and educator, will teach participants how he used this tool to build the capacity of his teachers and teacher leaders, to increase teacher effectiveness in every classroom in his school, and to deepen each teacher’s self-reflection skills. Participants will receive a copy of the book, Building Teacher Capacity for Success by Hall and Simeral.
The Leadership Institute for Legislative Advocacy (LILA) is the conference where educators become advocates. LILA provides you with an opportunity to learn about the latest education policy developments, build your capacity to become an effective advocate, and meet with your lawmakers on Capitol Hill about crucial education issues.
How can a teacher uncover key ideas from the new standards? How can your classroom culture support student inquiry? Essential questions can be used to stimulate students’ discussions and promote deeper understanding of the content. This institute will be presented either by author Wiggins or McTighe and will guide participants in the use of the practical and proven process contained in the Essential Questions book written by them. Learn how to create a culture of inquiry whereby all members of the educational community benefit from the increased rigor and deepened understandings that emerge by using essential questions as a guiding force for all learners. Participants will receive a copy of the book, Essential Questions by Wiggins and McTighe.