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Pre-Conference Learning Opportunities
Additional information about special events at ASCD Empower18 will be added as it becomes available.
Note: Registration for each keynote luncheon is $89.00 per person and is separate from Empower18 conference registration.
How to Get All Teachers to Be Like the Best Teachers
Presented by Todd Whitaker
If all teachers could be more like the best teachers, then we would have significant improvement in every school. Join Todd Whitaker, ASCD author and one of the nation's leading authorities on staff motivation, teacher leadership, and principal effectiveness, in this session that will focus on what leaders can do to get all teachers to be like the best teachers.
Learn more and register
Student Voice: Triumphs and Tribulations
Presented by Russ Quaglia
There is no question that student voice is crucial to effective change in schools. In this session based on data from tens of thousands of students, the presenter will speak candidly about the power of student voice—the positive effects and the obstacles that still need to be overcome.
Collaborative Professionalism: The Next Education Frontier
Presented by Andy Hargreaves
Collaboration is the new chorus line of education improvement. The key question now is what are better and worse ways to collaborate? How do we design collaboration? In this session based on his forthcoming book, the presenter will not only inspire us to collaborate, but also show us how to do it. Drawing on his research on different ways of collaborating in the United States and four other countries, he will share how to collaborate effectively with depth, focus, boldness, and purpose.
Are You Ready to Make a Bold Move in Your School? Creating Modern Learning Spaces, Schedules, and Programs
Presented by Heidi Hayes Jacobs and Marie Hubley Alcock
Bold moves need to be made right now. Join the presenters as they ask us to consider what is important in the design of school structures and issue a challenge to what is habitual. Their lunch group will explore fresh ideas and practices on learning spaces, grouping configurations, schedules, and program designs. Most importantly, they will share specific strategies to not only engage task force teams in the process of transformation, but also to find the courage to do so.
How to Get Your Groove Back: Reigniting Your Passion and Finding Your Mojo in the Midst of it All
Presented by Robyn Jackson
Are you tired, run down, and overwhelmed? Feeling a little cynical lately? Do you find yourself going through the motions these days? If so, you're not alone. More and more educators are facing a barrage of challenges that are eroding the passion and fire. Join Robyn Jackson in this empowering keynote luncheon on how you can recover your passion, find your mojo, and protect yourself against anything that threatens your love for what you do, even in the midst of it all.
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Start your Empower18 experience with music, dance, and light refreshments. Connect with friends while enjoying Irish dancers and more!
More event details coming soon.
Connect with friends while meeting new colleagues from around the world. Get ready to go up, down, jump around with The Romantics. Enjoy an assortment of delicious appetizers and festive beverages. Try your luck and test your skill at a variety of games—everyone's a winner. Prepare to be amazed: We're working on a few surprises that you won't want to miss.
Take a break and enjoy light refreshments in the International Lounge in the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Meet educators from around the world and build your global professional network.
Join us in the ASCD Center and hear from well-respected thought leaders who publish with ASCD. Learn more about their work in an intimate and informal setting. This is your chance to ask more questions after a session and take a deep dive into our high-quality products, programs, and services.
Check back for author and schedule information.
Explore new directions in social and emotional learning while learning about the ground-breaking first 25 years of this innovative practice. Meet habits of mind concept originators Arthur L. Costa and Bena Kallick, along with practitioners who are breaking new ground into student learning. Learn how the habits of mind brought social and emotional learning into the mainstream.
Learn more about the habits of mind
In addition to our popular one-, two-, and three-day Pre-Conference Institutes, ASCD is pleased to offer these additional learning opportunities in advance of Empower18.
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.
Registration for each school site visit is $125.00 per person and is separate from Empower18 conference registration.
Move from ideas to actions that will prepare students to succeed in a diverse, interconnected world. Join us for panel discussions, inspiring talks, and interactive workshops led by teachers, administrators, and thought leaders. You'll leave with an action plan for a more globally oriented school or organization. This event is cohosted with the Global Education Conference Network as part of their Global Leadership Week.
Registration for this event is $199.00 per person and is separate from Empower18 conference registration.
Spend the morning touring the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library. Dedicated to the life, leadership and legacy of our 35th president, the library conveys his enthusiasm for public service. After lunch, you'll visit the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate.
Registration for this event is $99.00 per person and is separate from Empower18 conference registration.
Register by January 31, 2018, for early-bird savings!
Attendees must be 18 years of age or older to attend ASCD Empower18 and the Pre-Conference Institutes.
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