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Go beyond traditional professional learning. At ASCD Empower17, 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 traditional conference session formats, we're introducing some new learning formats at ASCD Empower17.
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.
Great Debates. Agree, disagree, and consider new points of view as practitioners debate hot topics in education. Gain new insights into vital education issues during an exchange that promises to be spirited, lively, and always engaging!
Reflection Pool. Meet with your team at the Reflection Pool to start implementing new ideas and innovative techniques. Collaborate in a comfortable environment designed to facilitate group interaction and innovative thinking.
EdCamps. Join the EdCamp team as they harness your ideas and best thinking in a focused, participant-driven learning experience. Bring your team or join with peers. Experienced EdCamp facilitators will be on hand to direct the conversation and offer insights and observations.
Successful Schools. How did they do that? Meet teachers, leaders and students from highly innovative schools and engage in conversations about what it takes to prepare students to excel in a 21st century global environment. Learn more about deep learning programs, makerspaces, and what it means to be future ready.
Register and book your hotel before the hotel cutoff date, March 13, 2017.
Attendees must be 18 years of age or older to attend ASCD Empower17 and the Pre-Conference Institutes.
Special Announcement: ASCD's 2017 General Membership Election closes April 30.
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February 10, 2017
Last day for
Early-Bird Hotel Discounts
March 13, 2017
Last day for
Making Hotel Reservations