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ASCD 2014 Live Stream
Can't make it to the 69th Annual Conference and Exhibit Show in Los Angeles, Calif., this weekend? Register for the ASCD 2014 live stream to access 21 sessions from presenters such as Daniel Pink, Sir Ken Robinson, Grant Wiggins, and Robert Marzano.
ASCD Virtual Learning Network
Explore how to implement Common Core State Standards through a series of free webinars led by ASCD Faculty experts in mathematics, English language arts, science, and social studies.
Grow Your Own Evidence
James Popham says, "Teachers can grow defensible evidence of student growth by relying on teacher-made classroom assessments. But teachers need to learn how to build tests that accurately measure such growth—and how to administer and then score those tests so the world believes what they say."
Revisiting Informational Texts
We received so many high-quality submissions for the theme of the November 7 issue, "Tackling Informational Texts," that we're repeating the theme. This issue will include all-new, original, practitioner-submitted strategies and advice for meeting and exceeding the Common Core State Standards' emphasis on increasingly complex informational text and the need for deep comprehension across all content areas.
Using Assessments Thoughtfully
Classroom assessments provide ongoing feedback on student progress and lesson effectiveness. Learn how to align and mine your assessments for meaningful data, how to use assessments to enshrine creative thinking, and how large-scale assessments should change to provide more accurate measures of English language learner content knowledge.
Combine this issue with the March Educational Leadership magazine on the same theme.
Assessing Our Way to Creative Thinking
When assessments give students the tools to develop competence, see content in new ways, and do meaningful work, creativity flourishes.
Designing Reliable and Valid Common Core–Aligned Math Assessments
Learn a simple strategy for tracking whether your assessments consistently measure intended learning targets.
Making Student Learning Data Work for You
How to break down assessment results so that they provide a roadmap for lesson refinement.
Engage Students with Motivation 3.0
Creative and complex thinking can't run on an outdated operating system. ASCD Annual Conference general session speaker Daniel Pink describes how smart teachers and parents have upgraded their approach to motivation.
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What Are We Really Assessing for English Language Learners?
Lack of language proficiency distorts standardized assessments of what English language learners know and leads to unnecessary remediation. Here's how these tests should evolve.
Edutech for Teachers
Let technology coach and self-proclaimed "geeky girl" Jamie Forshey point you to the best instructional tools.
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