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ASCD's Whole Child Symposium is a forum to discuss today's pressing education issues. These symposia aim to elicit varied viewpoints and recommend actions that each of us, regardless of our areas of influence, can take to improve education systems, processes, and outcomes.
Building on the success of the 2011, 2012, and 2013 Whole Child Virtual Conferences, the symposium takes effective education discussions to a new level, expanding the global ASCD community role in education insight, analysis, and improvement discussions.
In spring 2014, ASCD hosted its inaugural symposium, a series of in-person and online events in which experts, policymakers, teachers, and students discussed education policies, processes, and practices and their influence on children, societies, and economies in the future. The fall 2014 symposium explored how to support aspiring teacher leaders, especially those who want to stay in the classroom as instructional leaders and more.
The spring 2015 symposium addressed the issue of poverty as it relates to school reform and education improvement efforts, and in spring 2016, the symposium addressed the engagement gap and how we can make our schools and classrooms environments where young people thrive.
Presenters: Doug McCall, executive director, International School Health Network, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada; Dan Laitsch, director, Centre on Educational Leadership and Policy, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada; and Peter Paulus, Institute for Psychology, Leuphana University, Luneburg, Germany
Presenter: Sara Truebridge, education consultant
Presenters: Sean Slade, director of Whole Child Programs, ASCD; Diane Allensworth, professor emeritus, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio; Wayne Giles, director, Division of Population Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Ga.; Holly Hunt, branch chief, School Health Branch, Division of Population, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Ga; and Lloyd Kolbe, professor emeritus of Applied Health Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind.
Presenter: Michael F. Opitz, professor of reading at the University of Northern Colorado
Presenter: Jason Flom, former teacher and teacher leader, current director of learning platforms for the Q.E.D. Foundation, and ASCD Emerging Leader
Presenters: Diane Allensworth, professor emeritus, Kent State University; and Elaine Auld, chief executive officer for the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE)
Presenters: Theresa C. Lewallen, MA, CHES, managing director of Constituent Programs, ASCD, and member of the Healthy People 2020 Adolescent Health Work Group; Amy Walters, MS, director of Student Services and Healthy School Programs, South East Education Cooperative, Fargo, N.Dak.; and Laura Rooney, MPH, adolescent health program manager, Ohio Department of Health
Presenter: Mike Anderson, professional development specialist and consulting teacher for the Northeast Foundation for Children
Presenters: Sean Slade, director of Whole Child Programs, ASCD; Lee Yee Cheong-Lim, deputy director of the Health Promotion Board under the Singapore Ministry of Health, Singapore; Louise Rowling, associate professor for health promotion in the faculty of education and social work at the University of Sydney, Australia; and Jo Mason, acting national business manager and national professional product development manager for the Principals Australia Institute and MindMatters, Australia
Presenter: Sean Slade, director of Whole Child Programs, ASCD
Presenter: JoEllen Tarallo-Falk, executive director of the Center for Health and Learning
Presenter: Gloria Wells, executive director of Wellsprings Education and Human Service Consulting
Presenter: Charlene Burgeson, executive director of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education
Presenter: Brian Wansink, Food and Brand Lab, Cornell University
Presenter: Kymm Ballard, partnership development specialist, SPARK
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Presenters: William Parrett, ASCD author and director, Boise State University Center for School Improvement and Policy Studies, and Kathleen Budge, ASCD author and coordinator, Boise State University Leadership Development Program, Boise, Idaho
Presenter: Charles C. Haynes, senior scholar at the First Amendment Center and director of the Religious Freedom Education Project at the Newseum, Washington, D.C.
Presenter: Peter DeWitt, principal of Poestenkill Elementary in New York and author of the Finding Common Ground blog for Education Week
Bob Sullo, author, education consultant, and instructor for the William Glasser Institute
Presenter: Maurice Elias, professor with the Rutgers University Center for Applied Psychology, director of the Social and Emotional Learning Lab, and academic director of the Civic Engagement and Service Education Partnerships program
Presenters: Sean Slade, director of Whole Child Programs, ASCD; Pasi Sahlberg, director general of the Centre for International Mobility and Cooperation under the Ministry of Education, Finland; Daniel Kropf, founder and executive director of the Universal Education Foundation and the Learning for Well-Being network, France; and Katarzyna Kubacka, senior analyst with the Centre for Educational Research and Innovation, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, France
Presenter: Wendy Stewart, MSW, LCSW, and Melissa Denney, MAED, Orange County School District
Presenter: Donna Snyder, manager of Whole Child Programs, ASCD
Presenters: Donna Snyder, manager of Whole Child Programs, ASCD; Marla Dean, principal, Drew-Freeman Middle School, Suitland, Md.; evin Enerson, principal, Le Sueur-Henderson High School, Le Sueur, Minn.; and Vicki Schulenberg, principal, Fredstom Elementary School, Lincoln, Neb.
Presenters: Sean Slade, director of Whole Child Programs, ASCD; Wayne Craig, schools adviser, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Victoria, Australia; Gavin Grift, director of professional learning, Hawker Brownlow Professional Learning Solutions, Victoria, Australia; Edmond Law, associate professor in the curriculum and instruction department, Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong; and Yong Zhao, presidential chair and associate dean for global education, College of Education, University of Oregon, Eugene, Ore.
Presenter: Michael Fullan, professor emeritus, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and special advisor to the Minister of Education, Ontario, Canada
Presenter: Andy Hargreaves, Thomas More Brennan Chair, Lynch School of Education, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
Presenters: David Griffith, director of Public Policy, ASCD; and Efrain Mercado, lead strategist for Common Core Standards, ASCD
Presenter: Mike Rulon, education consultant and school turnaround specialist
Presenter: Deborah Wortham, superintendent of the School District of the City of York, Pa., and former assistant superintendent for high schools and director of professional development for Baltimore City (Md.) Public Schools
Presenter: Adriane Tasco, project manager for Whole Child Programs, ASCD
Presenters: Joshua Garcia, 2013 ASCD Outstanding Young Educator Award winner and deputy superintendent, Federal Way Public Schools, Tacoma, Wa., and Ryan Twentey, 2013 ASCD Outstanding Young Educator Award winner and photography teacher, Parkville High School, Baltimore, Md.
Mark Pinder, principal; Dave Adams, language arts teacher; Michael Ralls, assistant principal; Donnie Siel, dean of students; and Tim Taylor, assistant principal, Milwaukie High School, Milwaukie, Ore.
Presenters: Kevin Scott, director of Constituent Programs, ASCD; Steven Anderson, 2012 ASCD Emerging Leader and director of instructional technology, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County, N.C.; Matthew Cotton, 2012 ASCD Emerging Leader and director of music for the Alliance, Marc and Eva Stern Math and Science School, Los Angeles, Calif.; and Hannah Gbenro, 2011 ASCD Emerging Leader and vice principal, Olympic View Elementary School, Seattle, Wa.
Presenters: Sean Slade, director of Whole Child Programs, ASCD; Iha Farquhar, community school coordinator, Byrne Creek Secondary, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada; Clare Struck, guidance counselor, Malcolm Price Laboratory School, Cedar Falls, Iowa; and Barbara Yeatman, curriculum facilitator, Quest Early College High School, Houston, Tex.
Presenters: Liliana Aguas, 2nd grade Spanish immersion teacher at LeConte Elementary School, lecturer in the graduate school of education at the University of CaliforniaBerkeley, and winner of the 2012 ASCD Outstanding Young Educator Award; Benjamin Goff, farm/garden specialist at LeConte Elementary School; and chef Kathy Russell, cooking and nutrition instructor at LeConte Elementary School
Presenter: Matt McClure, superintendent of Cross County Schools in Cherry Valley, Ark., and winner of the 2012 ASCD Outstanding Young Educator Award
Presenter: Jim Roberts, superintendent of Batesville Community School Corporation, Ind., United States
Presenters: David Rawnsley, principal of Byrne Creek Secondary School, and Lynn Archer, director of instruction for the Burnaby School District, British Columbia, Canada
Presenters: Kim Klepcyk, principal at Quest Early College High School; Barbara Yeatman, curriculum coordinator; and students Micaela Canales, senior; Caitlyn Floyd, sophomore; Sam Paz, sophomore; Amen Mesfin, freshman; and James Kerfoot, freshman
Presenter: Jamie Buffington, academic literacy teacher, Thomas Carr Howe Community High School
Presenter: Jim Roberts, superintendent of Batesville (Ind.) Community School Corporation
Presenter: Angela Tuck, principal, Pottstown (Pa.) School District
Presenters: Nancy Anstett, program leader, personal and career counseling; Sara Severin, coordinator, parent engagement program; Mary Tabak, public health nurse, Halton (Ont.) Region Health Department; and Deb Robinson, principal, Iroquois Ridge High School
Presenter: Andy Allen, associate principal, Batesville High School, Batesville (Ind.) Community School Corporation
Presenter: Bridget McGuian, RN, BSN, CSN, high school nurse and district wellness coordinator, Pottstown (Pa.) School District
Presenters: Sean Slade, director of Whole Child Programs, ASCD; Andy Hargreaves, Thomas More Brennan chair, Lynch School of Education, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Mass.; Peter Mortimore, professor, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark; and Pasi Sahlberg, director general, Centre for International Mobility and Cooperation, Helsinki, Finland.
Presenter: Pasi Sahlberg, director general, Centre for International Mobility and Cooperation, Helsinki, Finland
Presenters: Walter McKenzie, director of Constituent Services, ASCD, Alexandria, VA, and Thomas Hoerr, head of New City School, St. Louis, MO
Presenter: Thomas Armstrong, ASCD author and executive director, American Institute for Learning and Human Development, Dunellen, N.J.
Presenter: Wendy Ostroff, associate professor, Curry College, Milton, Mass.
Presenter: David Griffith, director of Public Policy, ASCD, Alexandria, VA
Presenter: David Griffith, director of Public Policy, ASCD
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