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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
Go beyond traditional professional learning. At ASCD Empower18, you'll direct your own learning and design the program that meets your specific needs. Explore innovative and forward-focused content delivered in exciting new formats—interactive, team-based, with access to ASCD presenters and authors.
In addition to our popular keynote (general) session and concurrent learning session formats, ASCD Empower18 offers these exciting learning formats.
Poster Presentation Gallery. Join fellow educators as they showcase their education projects, research, and lessons learned. Network and engage with poster presenters in small groups or one-on-one, and discover promising practices to implement in your classroom, school, or district.
Learning Labs. Take a deep dive into important education topics and turn learning into action during highly collaborative learning labs! Working with a facilitator and colleagues throughout interactive exercises and discussions, you’ll explore and aim to solve a classroom or schoolwide challenge around each of the whole child areas of focus. Space is limited.
Student and Practitioner Panels. Is there a generation gap in the classroom? Learn how students and educators view today's crucial issues. In a lively discussion, we'll discover where there is consensus as well as a different perspective.
Reflection Pools. Roll up your sleeves! Meet 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.
EdCamp. Join the EdCamp team as they walk participants through a mock EdCamp experience and explore how to run an EdCamp event. Bring your team or join with peers to harness your ideas and best thinking in a focused, participant-driven learning experience. Experienced EdCamp facilitators will be on hand to direct the conversation and offer insights and observations.
Successful Schools Showcase. How did they do that? Be inspired by IGNITE presentations from teachers, leaders, and students from highly innovative schools and programs. Take advantage of an opportunity to engage in conversations with representatives from each school and program about what it takes to prepare students to excel in a 21st century global environment.
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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Sponsorship opportunities for 2019 are available.
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