Teaching and Leading Conference Hosted by ASCD Coming to Atlanta in October
Alexandria, VA (07/12/2012)—ASCD, the global leader in developing and delivering innovative programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner, is bringing its Fall Conference on Revolutionizing the Way We Lead and Learn to Atlanta, Ga., October 26–28, 2012.
Offering more than 80 sessions, this conference will enable educator attendees of all levels to restock their professional toolboxes and restore their spirit for taking on the big challenges facing schools and educators everywhere.
Attendees will connect with internationally renowned education experts, network with colleagues from around the world, and explore key topics such as
- Fulfilling the promise of the Common Core State Standards.
- Taking on the challenges of accountability without sacrificing quality.
- Differentiating education practice to ensure that all students are learning.
- Aligning what educators do at all levels with research on what works.
General sessions include
The Seven Habits of Highly Ineffective Educators—Professional actors and educators with Wavelength will perform comedic sketches and improvisations during the closing general session on Sunday, October 28, from 8:15 to 9:30 a.m. This award-winning ensemble will use humor, laughter, and improvisation to train, motivate, and inspire educators. Wavelength celebrates and satirizes educational issues, trends, and culture. Teacher Magazine referred to their work as “an edition of Saturday Night Live written especially for educators.”
Educators ready to jump-start their conference experience are encouraged to attend one of four pre-conference institutes, which will be offered on Thursday, October 25, and led by education experts Tom Guskey, Yvette Jackson, Veronica McDermott, Betty Garner, and Deborah Childs-Bowen. Topics include planning and evaluating professional development, transforming urban schools, supporting struggling students, and instructional rounds.
Registration for the event is now open at www.ascd.org/fc2012. Educators who register by the extended early bird deadline of July 31 will receive $50 off their registration fees. Team registration rates are also available; every fifth person registered from the same school or organization will receive a free registration, as long as all five team members register together.
For more information on ASCD’s other programs, products, and services, or to join the association, visit www.ascd.org.
- Julia Liapidova, communications specialist, 1-703-575-5607 or by e-mail.
- Stephen Wakefield, communications director, 1-703-575-5764 or by e-mail.