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2014 ASCD Conference on Teaching Excellence

2014 ASCD Conference on Teaching Excellence

June 2729, 2014
Dallas, Tex.

Explore ways to make excellent teaching the reality in every classroom.

 

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ASCD Talks with an Author

Go Beyond Reading—Hear From the Authors Themselves!

In these talks, ASCD authors expand on the most provocative aspects of their books and share insights about their work. Whether or not you've read the books in question, you will find these talks informative, thought-provoking, and helpful.

 

Eleanor Dougherty

Assignments Matter: Making the Connections That Help Students Meet Standards

Assignments Matter: Making the Connections That Help Students Meet Standards
(September 2012 Book)


What are the key considerations in the design and implementation of high-quality assignments? How can assignments, activities, and assessments connect to maximize learning? What environments support the delivery of meaningful assignments? Literacy and curriculum expert Eleanor Dougherty provides thoughtful answers to these questions and more in this interview about her new ASCD book. Learn how to create well-designed assignments that engage and extend student thinking around learning objectives.

Yvette Jackson and Veronica McDermott

Yvette Jackson, Author
Veronica McDermott, Author

Aim High, Achieve More: How to Transform Urban Schools Through Fearless Leadership Aim High, Achieve More: How to Transform Urban Schools Through Fearless Leadership
(August 2012 Member Book)


When you want to succeed in the tough landscape of urban schools, you need more than just passion, faith in your own ability, and a sense of urgency. You need real skills to transform any school into an oasis of success, where all students realize their potential and aim high.

In this interview about their ASCD book, Yvette Jackson and Veronica McDermott, educators with the National Urban Alliance for Effective Education, explain what fearless leadership looks like and share their hopeful vision for urban schools.

 

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Books Related to the Author Interviews

Activating the Desire to Learn

Advancing Formative Assessment in Every Classroom: A Guide for Instructional Leaders

Aim High, Achieve More: How to Transform Urban Schools Through Fearless Leadership

Align the Design: A Blueprint for School Reform

The Art and Science of Teaching: A Comprehensive Framework for Effective Instruction

Assignments Matter

Breaking Free from Myths About Teaching and Learning: Innovation as an Engine for Student Success

Building Teachers' Capacity for Success: A Collaborative Approach for Coaches and School Leaders

Catching Up or Leading the Way: American Education in the Age of Globalizatio

Checking for Understanding: Formative Assessment Techniques for Your Classroom

Connecting Teachers, Students, and Standards: Strategies for Success in Diverse and Inclusive Classrooms

Create Success! Unlocking the Potential of Urban Students

Creating the Opportunity to Learn: Moving from Research to Practice to Close the Achievement Gap

Curriculum 21: Essential Education for a Changing World

Detracking for Excellence and Equity

Discipline with Dignity, 3rd Edition: New Challenges, New Solutions

Education Unbound: The Promise and Practice of Greenfield Schooling

How to Assess Higher-Order Thinking Skills in Your Classroom

Improving Student Learning One Principal at a Time

Inspiring the Best in Students

Leading and Managing a Differentiated Classroom

Learning from Lincoln: Leadership Practices for School Success

Managing Diverse Classrooms: How to Build on Students' Cultural Strengths

Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School and in Life

Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom, 3rd Edition

Never Work Harder Than Your Students and Other Principles of Great Teaching

Principals Who Learn: Asking the Right Questions, Seeking the Best Solutions

Productive Group Work: How to Engage Students, Build Teamwork, and Promote Understanding

Qualities of Effective Teachers, 2nd Edition

Reaching Out to Latino Families of English Language Learners 

Rethinking Homework: Best Practices That Support Diverse Needs

Taking Action on Adolescent Literacy: An Implementation Guide for School Leaders

Teaching Boys Who Struggle in School: Strategies That Turn Underachievers into Successful Learners

Teaching the Brain to Read: Strategies for Improving Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension

Transforming Professional Development into Student Results

Turning High-Poverty Schools into High-Performing Schools

Wasting Minds: Why Our Education System Is Failing and What We Can Do About It

A World-Class Education: Learning from International Models of Excellence and Innovation