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Alexandria, VA (04/23/2012)—ASCD, the global leader in providing programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner, will present its 2012 Summer Conference in St. Louis, Mo. on July 1–3, 2012. This conference's more than 140 sessions will focus on the theme Revolutionizing the Way We Teach and Learn and will be directed by leading education experts.
“Education stands at a historic point in time where the best of what we know about effective teaching is merging with exciting potentials offered by a host of new innovations in learning,” said ASCD Executive Director and CEO Dr. Gene R. Carter. “This year’s summer conference is squarely focused on showing educators how they can leverage this convergence to support the success of each learner.”
This year’s conference will feature exciting sessions presented by leading experts on research-based, classroom-proven approaches from around the world. Session highlights include
Classroom Instruction that Works: Creating an Environment for Learning, led by Ceri Dean, will feature a variety of hands-on experiences for attendees to participate in and experience what it feels like to have clear learning objectives, receive corrective feedback, see the correlation between effort and achievement, and work in a cooperative learning environment.
Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lecture, led by Rick Smith and Grace Dearborn, will offer more than 50 practical, interactive, and brain-compatible strategies educators can use to break up lectures, actively engage students, and increase student participation.
Essential Questions: Doorways to Learning, led by Jay McTighe, will help participants recognize essential questions that lead to content knowledge in the classroom and learn specific strategies for using essential questions in teaching and assessment.
How to Reach and Teach Students on the Autism Spectrum in the Mainstream Classroom, led by Barbara Boroson, will address how educators can explore new ways to teach students with autism spectrum disorders through simple, preventive steps and proven strategies that promote student engagement in academic instruction while reducing the anxieties that can be roadblocks to learning.
The (R)Evolution of History Classes, led by Chad Prather, will examine ways in which teachers can transform their history classes to make student experiences more personal, dynamic, and focused on understanding rather than memorization.
Tools for Teaching the Common Core, led by Sherida Britt, will provide attendees with math and literacy tools designed to assist in gathering assessment data that aligns with the Common Core State Standards.
The 2012 Summer Conference sessions will benefit teachers across academic levels including elementary, middle, secondary, and higher education as well as educators who serve as superintendents, central office staff, school-based administrators, and teacher leaders. Attendees are not required to reserve tickets for specific sessions.
Additionally, ASCD will host five pre-conference institutes on June 30 for educators who want to supplement their summer conference experience. Those institutes are
Differentiated Mathematics: Connecting Conceptual Understanding and Engagement
Effective Supervision: Applying the Art and Science of Teaching
What Do I Do on Monday? From Unit Design to Daily Instruction
Curriculum Mapping 101
Quality Learning Performance.
For more information or to register for ASCD’s 2012 Summer Conference, visit www.ascd.org/summerconference or download the summer conference guide (PDF). For more information about the association or membership, visit www.ascd.org.
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