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ASCD Empower17: The Conference for Every Educator
2017 ASCD Conference on Teaching Excellence
2017 ASCD Conference on Educational Leadership
When students come to class with reading and writing difficulties compounded by executive function delays, teachers are often at a loss as to what to do. This practical, three-day institute will provide techniques for diagnosing the root cause of such problems as poor memory, lack of organization, and impulse control.
No one can refute the existing challenges that we face in educating Hispanic and Latino students in the United States. A cumulative review of research and practices will inform, guide, and provide local and state educators with the tools they need to proactively develop a plan of action that reflects a local context.
What does it take to disrupt poverty’s adverse influence on student learning? This institute will provide a framework for collaborative action. Learn self-study, planning, and coaching tools to design action plans that disrupt poverty’s negative influence in any school and to guide rapid transformation when you return to your own school.
Schools with the greatest gains focus on a simple but powerful concept called know-how. This institute will explore the key know-hows of strategic teaching, including how to use a variety of methods to motivate all students; how to design and deliver effective and engaging instructional sequences; and how to build students’ critical-thinking skills.
How school leaders design and support adult learning directly affects teacher and student empowerment. Understanding and applying research and principles of adult learning catalyzes transformational learning throughout the school. Participants will leave with tools, strategies, and processes for designing, implementing, and supporting transformational educator empowerment.
Presenters Pete Hall and Alisa Simeral will discuss the tools, strategies, language, and mindset to support all teachers’ growth as reflective practitioners. With content drawn from John Dewey’s research a century ago and grounded in the practical experiences of the past two decades, this collaborative two-day institute is for every person who supports teacher development.
This two-day institute focuses on a key attribute of the most effective teachers: Connecting high-quality student assessment with high-yield instructional delivery. Participants will practice with instructional strategies—including academic rigor, active learning, and questioning teacher expectations—and analyze how to get the most of instruction every day.
In addition to academic standards, a growing number of voices within and outside the educational establishment are calling for an enhanced emphasis on the 21st century skills of critical and creative thinking, collaboration, and wise use of technology. In this institute, learn how to transform standards and 21st century skills into a coherent curriculum.
Offering students choices about their learning is one of the most powerful tools for boosting their intrinsic motivation and helping them learn to self-differentiate their learning. In this active and interactive one-day institute, educators will dig into important ideas and learn practical strategies for using choice effectively within the context of daily teaching and learning.