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More than 300 concurrent learning sessions are now available for you to explore, and more will be added in the coming weeks. Explore sessions
ASCD Empower18 empowers educators—teachers, teacher leaders, principals, central office staff, and superintendents—to create their own personalized professional learning experience.
Start with a new vision. Hear General Session speakers who will shift your perspective with out-of-the-box thinking and breakthrough solutions sure to deliver a "wow" moment (or two)!
Gather new ideas. Learn what's new in education from our all-star line-up of Special Session speakers. You’ll hear from leaders in education—innovators and disrupters with important messages to share.
Delve into the nitty-gritty. Explore practical solutions at Concurrent Learning Sessions, where experienced practitioners will share case studies, best practices, and actionable ideas in lively, interactive sessions.
Roll up your sleeves! Meet up with your team on-site in the Reflection Pool—a comfortable space designed to facilitate group collaboration and innovative thinking—to begin transforming your classroom or school.
Don't miss this opportunity to empower yourself and your students!
You're preparing students for a rapidly changing workplace. To deliver innovative instruction, you need professional learning that's forward-focused, targeted, and personalized to your specific needs and areas of interest.
You need professional learning that addresses the whole child. Because research, practice, and common sense confirm that a whole child approach best develops and prepares students—ensuring that every child is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged.
You need professional learning that's as innovative and effective as the instruction you deliver to your kids. You need to be empowered!
ASCD connects educators with the resources, knowledge, and community to implement a whole child approach. Through our learning paths, educators can direct their own professional learning—receiving exactly what they need to empower their schools and students.
ASCD Empower18, a conference designed by educators, for educators, provides the expertise and formats you need to develop sustainable and practical plans of action that solve problems of practice. From learning sessions to interactive panel discussions, discover learning opportunities suited to your individual style and content supporting the whole child.
Learn more about ASCD's Whole Child approach
Clarity. You'll have a better understanding of your challenges—the first step to developing an actionable plan and solutions.
Direction. Supporting the whole child is an epic undertaking—gain support and guidance.
Solutions. Learn from the thought leaders in education—proven solutions that you can implement in your schools, with your students.
Inspiration. You will know that whatever your challenges—you can make progress.
Bring your team and save when you register as a group!
Attendees must be 18 years of age or older to attend ASCD Empower18 and the Pre-Conference Institutes.
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