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Your vision is to change the world—one child at a time. It's our vision, too. That's why we empower you to help your students develop essential skills that extend beyond diagramming sentences and calculating square roots. Although those skills are important, we know that supporting the whole child requires helping students to prepare for navigating their careers, contributing to their communities, and achieving their full potential.
Our focus is on transformational leadership, teaching and learning, poverty and equity, redefining student success, global engagement, and the whole child—the components you need to help advance student achievement.
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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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.
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 and collaborator, and instructional leader.
Every child needs a safe, 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 reach their full potential.
You want to help your students succeed in school and in life. New thinking on grading and assessment puts the emphasis on student understanding, rather than test scores. By delivering feedback that encourages students to take appropriate ownership of their learning and attending to their social-emotional development, you can boost achievement.
Today's students require the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to participate as citizens in a global society. In addition to being actively engaged in learning, students need to understand their connection to the school and broader global community. Develop the intercultural competence to open your students' eyes to how they are an integral part of the wider world.
Super early-bird rates end October 31, 2016!
Attendees must be 18 years of age or older to attend ASCD Empower17 and the Pre-Conference Institutes.
Empower your brand at ASCD Empower17!
Sponsorship opportunities are available.
October 31, 2016
Last day for
Super Early-Bird Registration
January 31, 2017
Last day for
Early-Bird Hotel Discounts
March 6, 2017
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