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Your vision is to change the world—one child at a time. It's our vision, too. That's why ASCD empowers you to help your students develop essential skills that extend beyond memorizing geographical locations and calculating square roots. While these skills are important, we believe that supporting the whole child requires engaging students to prepare them for navigating their careers, contributing to their communities, and identifying their interests.
Our primary focus is on transformational leadership, global engagement, poverty and equity, redefining student success, and teaching and learning—the components you need to help advance student achievement and support them holistically.
In the coming months we'll add a sampling of actual ASCD Empower17 sessions to each area of focus.
All educators want to improve the work they do for students, their families, and the community. Whether it's instruction, school climate, leadership, family engagement, or any of the other issues schools face on a daily basis, all educators need tools to help them improve their actions and methods. A whole child approach sets the standard for comprehensive, sustainable school improvement and provides for long-term student success.
Learn more about ASCD's Whole Child approach
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Whether you're currently in a leadership role or aspire to be in one, you're ready to take on new challenges. From creating a positive school culture, to effectively using data, to leading professional learning, you see things as they could be, not as they are. Discover support for the many facets of your role—visionary, engager, learner, collaborator, and instructional leader.
Today's students require the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to participate as citizens in a global society. In addition to being actively engaged in learning, students need to understand their connection to their communities and the world at large. Develop the intercultural competence to expand your curriculum beyond a textbook and learn about promising practices and topics of concern to educators worldwide.
Each and every student needs and deserves a safe, challenging, and supportive learning environment—especially students who have special needs, cultural or language differences, or live in poverty. Understanding the full impact of inequities is the first step to creating healthy environments, supportive schools, and targeted instruction that helps all of your students engage in meaningful opportunities to expand their learning and heighten their achievement.
You want to help your students succeed in school and in life. By expanding the notion of student success, and moving it beyond a metric governed by test scores, authentic assessment puts the emphasis on student understanding. By providing school cultures that emphasize life skills and attending to their social-emotional development, you can support students as they learn to take appropriate ownership of their learning.
You understand the impact of effective teaching. Consistently, the most important school-based factors affecting academic success are the classroom teacher and the school principal. Enhance your skills through differentiated instruction, the FIT Teaching® approach, the Understanding by Design® framework, and more.
Early-bird rates end January 31, 2017!
Attendees must be 18 years of age or older to attend ASCD Empower17 and the Pre-Conference Institutes.
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