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The information on this page is for 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
Our three-day Pre-Conference Institutes will be held March 21–23, 2018, in Boston, Massachusetts. They will run 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. daily. Specific location information for each institute will be added at a later date.
Presenters: Jay McTighe, McTighe and Associates, Columbia, MD; Harvey Silver, Silver Strong & Associates, Franklin Lakes, NJ
Join ASCD best-selling authors Jay McTighe and Harvey Silver as they connect the renowned Understanding by Design® framework for curriculum and assessment design with the practical instructional tools and strategies of the Thoughtful Classroom. Designed for beginning to experienced teachers, instructional coaches, teacher-leaders, curriculum directors and school/district administrators, this institute will help you raise student achievement by focusing on what matters most: crafting dynamic units and bringing them to life in the classroom.
In this institute, participants will learn
Participants will also
Materials Fee: $30.00 for Understanding by Design Guide to Creating High-Quality Units and The Core Six: Essential Strategies for Achieving Excellence with the Common Core
Registration Code: PD18PC001
Discounted combination rates with Empower18 are also available. Learn more
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Presenters: Carol Ann Tomlinson, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA; Michael Murphy, ASCD Author and Consultant, Richardson, TX
The diversity in today's classrooms presents educators with both a great opportunity and a great challenge. The opportunity calls on teachers and school leaders to create environments, use resources, and craft frameworks of learning that enable the diverse range of students to learn well together. When we are wise stewards of that opportunity, more students are successful academically, and we also contribute to a world in which citizens can live together more effectively. The challenge, of course, is how to create, grow, and sustain such environments. This three-day preconference is planned to review, expand on, and model key elements of differentiated instruction, seen through the unique lens of long-term change.
Designed for teachers, coaches, administrative leaders, and university faculty, some segments of this differentiated pre-conference institute will involve all participants in examination and discussion of what effective differentiation looks like and ways in which teachers and leaders can support growth in effective differentiation. Other segments will invite participants to focus either on classroom implementation of differentiation or leading for schoolwide differentiation. In each, there will be a focus on creating a product that will support quality differentiation in the participants' contexts.
As a result of the institute, participants will
Materials Fee: $25.00 for Leading for Differentiation: Growing Teachers Who Grow Kids
Registration Code: PD18PC002
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