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Alexandria, VA (10/16/2012)—GlobalScholar, a provider of innovative education solutions, returns this year as a lead partner for ASCD's 2013 Annual Conference and Exhibit Show. From March 16 to 18, in Chicago, Ill., the association’s Annual Conference and Exhibit Show, "Learning: Our Story. Our Time. Our Future.," will explore what committed educators are doing to support the success of each learner.
GlobalScholar comprises the education solution offerings of Scantron, GlobalScholar, and Spectrum K12. Solutions from GlobalScholar empower educators, parents, and students throughout the entire learning lifecycle, helping schools achieve education excellence. Its offerings provide educators with data and insights needed to advance teacher effectiveness and student performance.
GlobalScholar also supports parents and students directly with online services that include tutoring and homework help for students, as well as school matching services and online school finders to help parents find the right school for their child. GlobalScholar’s solutions reach 80 of the largest 100 school districts in the United States, as well as 70 countries and 15 ministries of education throughout the world. It partners with some of the most progressive and innovative school systems in the United States, including funding recipients from the Race to the Top initiative and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
"ASCD is excited to welcome back GlobalScholar as a lead sponsor for the association’s 2013 Annual Conference and Exhibit Show," said ASCD Executive Director and CEO Dr. Gene R. Carter. "The ASCD Annual Conference is the foremost professional development event of the year, and we look forward to welcoming attendees from around the world to Chicago in March 2013."
Year after year, thousands of educators representing a diverse range of professional roles, countries, and experience levels; leading education experts; hundreds of exhibitors; and journalists and education bloggers turn to ASCD's Annual Conference and Exhibit Show for an unrivaled, world-class professional development experience. In 2013, ASCD’s Annual Conference and Exhibit Show will feature more than 400 sessions on topics ranging from teacher effectiveness to leadership strategies to implementing the Common Core State Standards. In addition, sessions will focus on effectively integrating the latest technology into instruction. All sessions are developed so that educators can return to their schools and districts and quickly implement what they’ve learned.
In addition to powerful sessions and innovative exhibits, the 2013 Annual Conference offers attendees many opportunities to build their personal networks. On the evening of Friday, March 15, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. central time, attendees can catch up with friends old and new at the Annual Conference and Exhibit Show’s welcome reception in McCormick Place West. In addition, on the evening of Saturday, March 16, ASCD will host its second annual ASCD tweet up, sponsored by Herff Jones Nystrom. Hosted at the Chicago blues staple Buddy Guy’s Legends from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. central time, this event brings together educators both new to and experienced with social media for professional development in a fun and engaging environment. The official Twitter hashtag of ASCD's 2013 Annual Conference is #ASCD13.
Additional sponsors for the 2013 Annual Conference and Exhibit Show include Brinkman-Forlini-Williams LLC; The College Board; Corwin; Discover; Eye On Education; and ERB.
For more information or to register, visit the Annual Conference and Exhibit Show website. To learn more about ASCD and the benefits associated with becoming a member, visit www.ascd.org.
Katie Test, communications specialist, 1-703-575-5608 or by e-mail.
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