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April 2-4, 2016
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ASCD Professional Learning Institutes

A New Solution for Professional Learning

Our new connected event model allows you to experience the same high-quality professional learning whether you are at the central location or a networked location. Either way, you will hear the same presentation and be able to interact with learners at the other locations.

The central location features an in-person presentation by the main expert.

Networked locations will receive a synchronized broadcast of the central location presentation and have access to a facilitator that is a trained member of the main experts' team.

Introducing ASCD's Live, Networked Professional Learning Institutes

ASCD Professional Learning Institutes are a regionally networked solution, synchronously led by prominent authors and experts across an exciting and live interconnected community of your colleagues.

Professional Learning Institutes (PLI) feature

  • Top-quality, trained subject-matter experts and their teams.
  • Technology-driven interactions between connected locations.
  • Powerful team building in energetic learning communities.

You can interact directly with the main experts at the central location or work with seasoned and trained members of the main experts' personal teams at the networked locations. Innovative technology allows for interaction with all locations via in-person breakout sessions, online tools, and resources.

Choose the location and experience that works best for you.

Regardless of which location you choose, you will be part of a new, dynamic experience that thrives on both in-person and cross-location collaboration in an exciting community of learners.


Building Teachers' Capacity for Success

Pete Hall Alisa Simeral  

Presented by Pete Hall and Alisa Simeral

April 20-21, 2016

  • Central Location: Sacramento, California
  • Networked Locations: Tacoma and Spokane, Washington

Based on the best-selling ASCD books Building Teachers' Capacity for Success and Teach, Reflect, Learn, this institute, led by authors Pete Hall (winner of the 2004 ASCD Outstanding Young Educator Award) and Alisa Simeral, will provide participants with the tools, strategies, language, and mindset to support all teachers' growth as reflective practitioners.

Research indicates that teacher quality is the number one determinant of student success, and it is time to put forth every effort to promote teacher growth. This collaborative two-day institute supports every role that supports teacher development:

  • Principals and other administrators will learn how to cultivate a school culture that values instructional coaching, continuous growth, rich feedback, and professional dialogue.
  • Instructional coaches and teacher leaders will discover the art of and strategies for providing individualized support to teachers in ways that address their unique needs.
  • Classroom teachers will identify and strengthen their patterns of thought in order to grow as reflective practitioners and take the reins of their own professional growth.

Learn More About ASCD Professional Learning Institutes

  Introducing ASCD Professional Learning Institutes
Introducing ASCD Professional Learning Institutes
  Why Attend an ASCD Professional Learning Institute?
Why Attend an ASCD Professional Learning Institute?


Building Teachers' Capacity for Success

April 20-21, 2016

Central Location

Association of California School Administrators
Sacramento, CA


Networked Locations

Willard Early Learning Center
Tacoma, WA


Whitworth University
Spokane, WA