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69th Annual Conference & Exhibit Show Live Stream
Professional Development Institutes
Conference on Teaching Excellence
The new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) provide a clear set of worthy educational outcomes. However, as noted in the documents, “standards are not curriculum.” Educators must use the standards as a basis for designing coherent and engaging curricula that goes beyond the textbook to support good teaching and learning.
This two-day professional development institute focuses on ways of using the Understanding by Design (UbD) Framework ® to unpack the Common Core Standards and create the high-quality curricula and assessments needed to prepare students for the demands of college and the workplace.
Come to a two-day ASCD Institute to discover how to lead staff in implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Leading the change demands fundamental shifts in classroom instruction and requires leaders who have deep understanding of their roles in taking the Standards to routing use in every classroom. This Institute provides you with action steps to implement the Common Core standards now. Throughout this Leadership development event, numerous opportunities are provided to explore processes, resources and tools you can adapt to use in your schools and districts.
Leadership Institute for Legislative Advocacy
January 26, 2014 04:00PM-January 28, 2013 04:00PMWestin GeorgetownWashington, D.C.
Learn how to expand your influence as an education professional and meet with your lawmakers about crucial education issues. LILA features presentations by national education leaders; interactive skill-building sessions that will help educators garner support for schools, students, and the profession; the public release of ASCD’s 2014 Legislative Agenda; and Capitol Hill visits with attendees’ federal lawmakers.
The purposes of this one-day PDI are:• To link classroom formative assessment practices to instructional shifts in CCSS ELA and Mathematics.• To explore the ways in which assessment tasks can inform instruction.• To construct an error analysis tool aligned with a Common Core State Standard.• Develop a formative assessment action plan designed to meet the challenges of the core standards.
Much like the Mariner in the ancient rime who says “water, water everywhere …” teachers are awash with a resource that isn’t as helpful as might be expected. Most schools and districts have more assessment data than ever before. There is more information about individual students at teachers’ fingertips than could be imagined a decade ago. But what should school systems do? The solution is two-fold. First, we need to link formative assessment with quality instruction that forwards deep content knowledge. And second, we have to align the multiple measures that are available to use and create a system of data collection, analysis, and impact that results in higher levels of student achievement.The content of the session includes:• Linking Assessment with Instruction Begins with Defining Quality • Linking Assessment with Instruction Requires Understanding the Content• Linking Assessment with Instruction Relies on Assessment Tasks• Linking Assessment with Instruction Involves Identifying Errors and Cataloging Those Errors• Linking Assessment with Instruction Allows Teachers to Take Action
How can you design learning experiences that make it much more likely that students understand content and apply it in meaningful ways? Since 1998, thousands of educators around the world have used Understanding by Design® (UbD®) framework to answer that question and create more rigorous and engaging curriculums. Now, the latest expansion of this framework gives you even more tools and strategies for results-oriented teaching. In a two-day institute, UbD author Jay McTighe and experienced consultant Elizabeth Rossini explain how to use this UbD 2.0 to create or refine a unit of study that includes- Curriculum priorities that determine content worthy of deep understanding.- Essential Questions to focus on big ideas.- Engaging and effective instruction that promotes deep understanding.- A continuum of assessment methods to assess student understanding.- Tools for creating authentic performances assessment tasks.Audience:Educators at all levels interested in enhancing their design of curriculum, assessment, and instruction focused on enhancing student understanding. Note: Since this workshop involves curriculum design, participants should bring materials (e.g., content standards, textbooks, resource materials, assessments, scoring rubrics) to support their design work.
Attend this one-day Institute to learn how to apply the principles and practices of Understanding by Design® to 21st century learning targets. UbD® author Jay McTighe takes you through the steps of- Integrating 21st century skills with established academic standards. - Determining the kind of teaching that's needed to promote 21st century learning for all learners.- Applying UbD's "backward design" process to mapping a 21st century curriculum across all grades.- Assessing 21st century skills in conjunction with academic standards.
Audience:School leaders, curriculum coordinators, teacher leaders, and members of school trustees. Schools are encouraged to come as a team.
Materials Fee: None