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Tel: 1-800-933-ASCD (2723)
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Local to the D.C. area: 1-703-578-9600
Toll-free from U.S. and Canada: 1-800-933-ASCD (2723)
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The information on this page is for events at Empower18. Check back in September 2018 for information about Empower19, which will be held March 16–18, 2019, in Chicago, Illinois.
About Pre-Conference Institutes | One-Day Institutes | Two-Day Institutes | Three-Day Institutes
Sign up to tour one of several successful schools in the greater Boston area on Thursday, March 22, 2018, 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Registration for these Pre-Conference Institutes is just $125.00 per person and includes transportation and a box lunch.
Due to weather related school closures in Boston, the Empower18 School Site Visits have been postponed to Friday, March 23, 2018, 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Please plan to meet at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center North Lobby (located at 415 Summer St.) at 8:00 a.m. (no later than 8:20 a.m.) on Friday to sign waivers and load buses, with a departure time of 8:30 am.
Registered participants should have received official notification of the postponement from ASCD by e-mail. If you have questions about your registration or have conflicting Empower18 events scheduled for Friday, March 23, please contact the ASCD Service Center by phone at 1-800-933-2723 or 1-703-578-9600 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
School visits provide Empower18 participants with a pre-conference experience to visit exemplary schools across the greater Boston region. Participants can choose an elementary school, a middle school, or a high school. Each visit provides a personalized tour and a unique look into the innovative programs and dynamic facilities of each site.
Check back for specific agenda information.
Each tour price of $125.00 includes transportation and a box lunch and is separate from Empower18 registration and pricing. Due to the special price of these tours, they are not eligible for member, discounted, or combination pricing with Empower18.
The Michael J. Perkins School located in South Boston is the "Home of Outstanding World Learners." We are preparing to provide our children with an unparalleled learning experience that broadens them as thinkers, problem-solvers, and change agents. With solid teaching and learning, we are enhancing the creativity, passion, and optimism each child brings to our campus. Our goal is to educate, empower, and elevate each young person to excellence as learners and global citizens!
Registration Code: PD18PC011
TechBoston Academy (TBA), located in the Dorchester section of Boston, is an open enrollment public pilot school currently serving 972 students in grades 6-12, with 375 of these students in grades 6-8. TBA offers a college preparatory curriculum which includes interdisciplinary learning and in which technology is the bridge that connects students to their learning experience. The daily schedule includes history, math, English, science and introductory and advanced technology courses, as well as physical education and visual arts classes. With the 2016-2017 school year, TBA started offering a Career and Technical Education (CTE) Design and Visual Communications Pathway that all students may elect to enter beginning in the 9th grade. Within this pathway, students will master design skills using industry standard software and equipment. As a pre-cursor to that opportunity, we have added a Digital Media and Robotics course for all middle school students. TBA believes that creating a more learner centered environment for all students will engage and excite every student to own their own learning.
Registration Code: PD18PC012
Newton North High School, in Newton, Massachusetts enrolls more than 2,200 students and is a truly comprehensive high school with career and technical program for all high school students in the district. Newton North students come from many other states and more than 70 foreign countries and speak more than 30 languages. Ours diverse school is further enhanced by having the larges METCO program in Massachusetts, which brings students of color from Boston and the EDCO program, which is a regional program deaf and hard of hearing students.
Registration Code: PD18PC013
This site visit has been canceled.
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