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Improving Student Learning One Teacher at a Time:
Updating a Lesson Plan
January 22, 2013, 3:00 p.m. ET
This free webinar is the first of four sessions based on Jane E. Pollock's "one at a time" book series.
Madeline Hunter transformed teaching with the lesson plan schema she created to make every teacher a master teacher. Using new research on learning, Pollock updated the schema with the nine high-yield strategies. In this program, you will learn how to use this schema to create lessons designed to improve student achievement and growth.
2013 Leadership Institute for Legislative Advocacy
January 27–29, Washington, D.C.
ASCD's Leadership Institute for Legislative Advocacy is the premier forum for educators from across the country to learn about federal and state education issues and advocate for policies that support successful learning and teaching.
Moving the Common Core State Standards from Adoption to Implementation to Sustainability
David Griffith, ASCD's director of public policy, sheds light on administrators' concerns and questions about implementation of the Common Core State Standards.
Create Your Own Professional Learning Network
In the age of the web and burgeoning social media tools, starting a professional learning network (PLN) can be done easily. This issue will discuss the benefits and challenges of running PLNs and look at effective models, tools, and practices for using PLNs.
Thoughtful Arts Integration
Arts instruction is an essential part of a whole child education. In tough economic times, schools have to think creatively about how to preserve arts education and infuse it into lessons across content areas, where possible.
In this issue of ASCD Express, educators offer strategies for integrating artistic lessons and activities in stimulating ways that encourage teacher collaboration.
Learn from the Experts:
Arts-Integration Lesson Plans That Work
Start designing your arts integration curriculum today, using these resources and lesson plans.
Creating Rigorous Arts Lessons Across the Content Areas:
Tips for Collaboration
An artist and educator offers tips for designing lessons that integrate visual art, opera, dance, creative writing, and more across the content areas.
The Arts Make a Difference
Arts education can be a powerful boost to achievement, especially for low-income and struggling students. This article looks at practices at arts-integration schools in Chicago, Ill.
Teaching Through the Prism of Arts Integration:
Teach with O'Keefe
An educational program designed by The Phillips Collection, a museum in Washington, D.C., uses Georgia O'Keefe's abstract paintings to teach students critical-thinking skills.
Watch the video
Common Core Quick-Start:
How the Arts Intersect with the Common Core State Standards
Explore four direct connections between the arts and the Common Core standards, and consider how Next Generation Arts Standards focused on media arts can strengthen content-area learning.
Turn Your Classroom into an Inquiry-Based Design Studio
A template for arts integration, in any content area, takes students through phases of analysis, representation, and assessment.
Fair Is Not Equal—A Differentiated Approach for Supporting Behavioral Growth in the Classroom
A new blog by Bankstreet College of Education looks at issues of education equity and offers practical advice to help teachers explore questions about challenging student behaviors.
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