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A Collective Call to Action
Below are archived videos of selected sessions streamed live by ASCD during the 2012 Annual Conference & Exhibit Show in Philadelphia.
Robyn Jackson: "Overcoming Resistance to Rigor - Do you want your students to think more critically and engage in highly rigorous learning but they FIGHT you every step of the way? Learn the key reasons students resist rigorous learning, specific strategies for building students' capacity for rigorous thinking and learning, and strategies for fostering resistance and risk-taking in your students.
Rick Wormeli: Metaphors and Analogies: Power Tools for Teaching any Subject - Critical to 21st century learning this session explores how to use metaphors strategically in any subject to improve, deepen, and assess student learning. Don't miss this opportunity to open your mind's eye!
Enhancing Teacher Effectiveness = Improving Student Learning
Below are archived videos of selected sessions streamed live by ASCD during the 2011 Fall Conference in Las Vegas.
Barnett Berry: Teaching 2030: What We Must Do for Our Students and Our Public Schools--Now and in the Future (Opening General Session Speaker) - Learn how pedagogical know-how should inform policy ideas in the national school reform debate. Explore four emergent realities that will shape the learning experience of children born in the New Millenium, and discover six levels of change that can ignite a bright future for our nation's students.
Mary McDonough: Formative Assessment: Linchpin for Standards-Based Grading - Boost your understanding of formative assessment as a tool for providing feedback on student learning and skill and knowledge for using formative assessment to align curriculum, instruction, assessment, and grading.
Adora Svitak: Both Sides of the Classroom (Second General Session) - How have students changed? How has the world changed? Explore these questions and understand how education needs to catch up. Teacher-activist and child prodigy Adora Svitak explains how the new imperatives in education demand that teachers become more innovative and creative, exploring ways to motivate students, and getting students excited about learning.
Eric Jensen: Engagement with the Brain in Mind - This idea-packed session gives you three dozen classroom-tested and highly practical strategies you can use immediately to get sustainable engagement for the whole child in every class. Discover how to involve even the discouraged, hostile, or apathetic student. Each research-based strategy is role modeled, highly adaptable, and debriefed for instant application at your school.
Cindy Johanson: Technology Integration Best Practices from Successful Classrooms (Closing General Session) - By the time today's students graduate from high school, they've been exposed to more information than their grandparents were in a lifetime. What's more, they enjoy previously unheard-of opportunities to create, collaborate, and share their own content both inside and outside the classroom. In this session, explore practical how-to advice from educators who have been innovating and implementing technology-rich programs at the classroom, school, and district levels.
Phyllis Pajardo: Principals and Teachers: Partners in Leadership - What happens when principals and teachers are involved in the work of leadership? Come and hear selected stories when principals and teacher leaders became partners in leadership. Learn about the results of these collaborative efforts and how you might be able to further enhance your collaborative partnerships.
Below are archived videos of selected sessions streamed live by ASCD during the 2011 Summer Conference in Boston.
Robyn Jackson: Three Myths About High Expectations - We all agree that we need to have high expectations for our students. But there are three persistent myths that often sabotage our efforts to sustain and communicate high expectations. Find out what these three myths are and learn how to overcome them. Then, discover the key to high expectations and specific ways that you can raise your own expectations of students and help your colleagues raise theirs.
Wilma Kurvink: Updating and Focusing Curriculum Mapping: A Five-Step Process - This session will assist participants with a five-step process in which practical strategies are used to update conventional units of work and curriculum maps. The presenter will demonstrate a process for auditing maps: unpacking standards, goals, and assessments while balancing students' individual learning needs, interests, and motivation. Participants will learn techniques for formative and summative assessment and feedback loops for students to improve learning.
Carol Ann Tomlinson: A Week in a Differentiated Classroom: Inside the Mind of a Teacher Planning for Differentiation - In this session, participants will examine how teachers might think about and plan for a week (give or take) in a differentiated classroom. Examples will spotlight several grade levels and content areas and will include oral, written, and visual samples of teachers' work. Participants should develop or test their own thinking about how to plan differentiation over a number of days in their classrooms.
Below are archived videos of selected sessions streamed live by ASCD during the 2011 Annual Conference and Exhibit Show in San Francisco.
Geoffrey Fletcher: From Islands of Excellence with Technology to Every Classroom: An Optimist’s Perspective - A few schools and districts have been able to garner the right mix of hardware, bandwidth, tech support, and professional development to change instruction, truly engage students, and increase student achievement. This session will look what is driving change in the purchase and distribution of content and how this missing link will be a major catalyst to changing our schools.
Doug Fisher and Nancy Frey: Responding When Students Don’t Get It - How teachers respond to an incorrect answer significantly influences students’ eventual understanding. Resolving errors requires an interaction between students and teachers, with the goal of ensuring that students experience success. Participants will explore questions to check for understanding, prompts for cognitive and metacognitive processes, cues to shift attention, and direct explanations and modeling.
Urban Education Panel - In this session, hear from three distinguished principals who are making a difference in the lives of urban high school students: Linda Nathan, founding headmaster, Boston Arts Academy (MA); Baruti Kafele, principal, Newark Tech (NJ); Tim King, founder and president, Urban Prep Academies (IL).
Bob Sullo: The Motivated Student: Five Strategies to Inspire - Successful teaching requires you to create an environment that fosters academic success by engaging and inspiring students rather than trying to control them. In this session, learn how to manage your classroom effectively, and identify five strategies that will inspire academic achievement and unlock your students’ natural enthusiasm for learning.
Harvey Silver: The Strategic Teacher - Bringing together 35 years of research on effective instruction and 30 years of experience in helping schools address student diversity, the session will provide educators with the tools needed to help all students meet today’s rigorous standards.
Heidi Hayes Jacobs: Curriculum 21: Essential Education for a Changing World - We do not need reform—we need new forms for teaching and learning. What year is your school preparing your learners for: 1990 or 2025? In this provocative and highly practical session, based on the presenter’s ASCD book of the same name, the presenter will lay out steps for transforming your school into a contemporary learning environment.