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2015 ASCD Annual Conference and Exhibit Show

70th ASCD Annual Conference and Exhibit Show

March 21–23, 2015, Houston, Tex.

Discover new ideas and practical strategies that deliver real results for students.

 

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Maria Montalvo-Balbed





Denise Huddlestun

Equipping English Learners to Access Common Core Mathematics

Maria Montalvo-Balbed and Denise Huddlestun

The Common Core State Standards present both challenges and opportunities for English language learners (ELLs) to become active participants in the mathematics classroom.

The Standards for Mathematical Practice focus on active engagement that allows students to become mathematically proficient through a variety of language-rich experiences. For ELLs, those demands require teachers to understand the linguistic demands of academic language and Common Core mathematics.

Through this webinar, participants will be able to understand the language demands of Common Core mathematics by engaging in a mathematical task, identifying the language demands of the task, and determining literacy practices to equip ELLS to successfully complete the task.

Recorded August 14, 2013

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Nicole Clifton

Shifting from the Elephant in the Room to Ownership of the Common Core State Standards: A Capacity-Building Implementation Plan

Nicole Clifton

Participants will gain an understanding of building internal capacity for implementing the Common Core State Standards as well as understanding their role in facilitating implementation.

Participants will discover best practices for successful implementation through planning job-embedded professional learning, determining a timeline for implementation, and determining a plan for getting assistance.

This webinar will also focus on exploring powerful strategies that will demonstrate how to monitor and adjust implementation plans during the implementation period.

Recorded July 22, 2013

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Terry Roberts

Speaking and Listening Across the Common Core

Terry Roberts

Many educators forget that embedded at the heart of the Common Core State Standards are anchor standards for speaking and listening. 

Director of the National Paideia Center Terry Roberts introduces the Paideia Seminar and discusses how it provides teachers with a consistent and powerful way to teach these speaking and listening standards—while simultaneously enhancing students' ability to successfully read and write about demanding texts.

Recorded July 10, 2013

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Patricia Davis

Teaching to the Rigor of the Common Core State Standards

Patricia Davis

This webinar examines the effect of the Common Core State Standards on instructional rigor. In this session, Davis explains how instructional rigor in the standards isn't about more or harder work but the integration of complex thinking skills. Examples of specific instructional strategies are included as teachers examine the critical practices that they will need to meet the rigor of the standards.

Recorded May 13, 2013

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Patricia Davis

Addressing the Role of Text Complexity in the Common Core State Standards

Patricia Davis

This webinar will help prepare teachers to deliver lessons that support the student learning expectations set in the Common Core standards. Based on research from the second edition of Classroom Instruction That Works, this webinar begins with an overview of powerful instructional strategies that are shown to have a positive effect on student achievement. Presenter Patricia Davis will discuss how to match these strategies to specific types of learning outlined in the Common Core standards and will provide insight on how teachers can become more proficient at engaging students while addressing the increased rigor of the new standards.

Participants will

  • Gain an understanding of text-complexity framework (qualitative measures, quantitative measures, and reader and text considerations). 
  • Learn how to appropriately select a range of complex texts, and receive resources to help with text selection.

Recorded April 10, 2013

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Efrain Mercado

Implementing the Common Core webinar series

Hosted by Efrain Mercado

In late 2012, ASCD released a report, Fulfilling the Promise of the Common Core State Standards: Moving from Adoption to Implementation to Sustainability, that illuminates activities educators and policymakers at all levels can undertake to successfully implement the Common Core State Standards across the nation.

Join ASCD's Efrain Mercado and guests in this webinar series as they provide an overview of the report’s recommendations and observations from the field about standards' implementation.   

  • Implementing the Math Core: Stories from Utah Classrooms (Recorded May 22, 2013)
  • Implementing the ELA Core: Stories from Utah Classrooms (Recorded May 15, 2013)
  • Maximize Opportunities for Collaboration and Capacity Building Through Professional Learning (Recorded March 26, 2013)
  • Transform Principals into Instructional Leaders, with special guests Keith Klein and Michael DeCaprio (Recorded March 5, 2013)
  • Understand and Plan for the Coming Common Assessments (Recorded February 5, 2013)
  • Moving the Instructional Shifts for the English Language Arts and Literacy Standards from Words to Action, with special guest Sarah Brown Wessling (Recorded January 16, 2013) 
  • ASCD's Recommendations (Recorded December 18, 2012) 

 

Webinar Series Archives

Erik Palmer

Exceeding the Common Core Speaking Standards: Improving the Oral Communication of All Students

Erik Palmer

All teachers in all subject areas at all grade levels have their students speak in class. Digital tools available today showcase oral language and speaking well is the number one skill employers seek. To respond to these realities, Common Core standards have been created to push us to give more emphasis to what has been an ignored language art. 

In this webinar, Erik Palmer offers reasons to increase our emphasis on speaking and gives an overview of the requirements of the Common Core State Standards. Then he introduces a practical, multitrait framework for understanding and teaching the skills involved in all effective oral communication. Proven, successful strategies and activities are explained to enable teachers to update activities they currently use in order to more purposefully and specifically teach students to be well spoken in the classroom and beyond.

Recorded March 6, 2013

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Lisa Dieker

Practical Strategies and Implications of the Common Core State Standards on Inclusive Settings and Students with Disabilities

Lisa Dieker

This webinar provides general educators, special educators, and administrators with ideas to ponder related to the effect of the new Common Core State Standards on inclusive settings and meeting the needs of students with disabilities. Lisa Dieker, professor of exceptional education at the University of Central Florida, shares practical ideas to address the standards through collaborative teaching, universal design for learning, interdisciplinary collaboration, and the use of technology to ensure the success of students with disabilities.

Recorded February 12, 2013

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Judy Carr

We’ve Started, Now What? Leading Phase Two of Common Core Implementation

Judy Carr

The Common Core State Standards and associated shifts have been introduced. Now what? This session will identify useful tools and strategies for going deeper with the standards using easily accessible resources for administrators and teacher leaders to use in planning, implementing, and monitoring the Common Core State Standards for English language arts/literacy and mathematics. Join presenter Judy Carr for the second of a two-part webinar series on effective implementation leadership for the Common Core State Standards.

Recorded February 6, 2013

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Sue Beers

Ten Things School Leaders Need to Do to Implement the Common Core State Standards

Sue Beers

Leading the implementation of the Common Core State Standards can be a daunting task. But keeping in mind some general guidelines for the implementation process can make a big difference in how successfully the standards are implemented and the potential influence they will have on student learning and achievement. Join presenter Sue Beers for the first of a two-part webinar series on effective implementation leadership for the Common Core State Standards. 

Recorded January 23, 2013

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Doug Fisher

Using Formative Assessment to Meet the Demands of the CCSS, Part Two: Linking Feedback to Action to Make Formative Assessment Informative

Doug Fisher

This second webinar session, led by Doug Fisher, examines the importance of feedback in making formative assessment truly useful. The best feedback should be actionable and inform next instructional steps. To move students forward in reaching the standards, teachers can use their findings to catalog errors and take action on interventions.

Recorded January 9, 2013

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R. Thomas Dewing

The Core Six: Research-Based Strategies for Achieving Excellence with the Common Core State Standards

R. Thomas Dewing

A question on many teachers' minds is, "How can I modify and enhance my teaching to meet the new rigors of the common core?” In this webinar, national trainer and author of The Core Six R. Thomas Dewing will introduce participants to the core six: easy-to-use, research-based strategies that teachers at all grade levels can use to develop the most important Common Core skills. 

Participants will explore key challenges in addressing the Common Core standards and take a close look at how two of the core six strategies—reading for meaning and circle of knowledge—give teachers classroom-ready responses to these challenges.

Recorded January 8, 2013

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Nancy Frey

Using Formative Assessment to Meet the Demands of the CCSS, Part One: Linking Assessment with Content and Quality Instruction

Nancy Frey

This webinar grounds formative assessment practices to the instructional shifts of the Common Core ELA/literacy standards. 

Using a gradual release of responsibility instructional framework, Nancy Frey discusses the opportunities we can create each day to check for understanding to ensure that students are advancing toward the goals of the standards for language arts and literacy.

Recorded December 12, 2012

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Robert J. Marzano





James Stronge

Learning from the Experts: A Discussion of Effective Teaching Practices

Robert J. Marzano and James H. Stronge

Currently there are many major initiatives—from the Common Core State Standards to new educator effectiveness legislation—across the nation that are being implemented at the local level in a very short time frame. Ultimately the ability of each classroom teacher to deliver high-quality instruction will be the essential element that helps students achieve college and career readiness. 

Join authors Robert J. Marzano and James Stronge for a special 90-minute presentation. Audience member questions were answered live during the session.

Recorded December 4, 2012

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Nanci Smith

Common Core Math: Getting from Standards to Instruction

Nanci Smith

By now most of us are familiar with the Common Core State Standards for mathematics. We are aware of the content and paradigm shifts for classrooms expressed through the standards for mathematical practice. But how does a teacher move from the document to designing instruction and assessment for the classroom? 

Come join math expert Nanci Smith explore the practicalities of implementing the standards in your math classroom.

Recorded November 5, 2012

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Sue Beers

Instructional Planning for the English Language Arts and Literacy Standards

Sue Beers

In this webinar, Sue Beers will present some key development ideas and resources for helping teachers design instruction that reflects the learning inherent in the CCSS. A model for unit planning that incorporates the important shifts in teaching and learning will be shared during the webinar.

Recorded October 31, 2012

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Andrew Miller

Project-Based Learning and the Common Core State Standards

Andrew Miller

As educators continue to implement the Common Core State Standards, they must focus on engaging learning models. Through intentional design, project-based learning (PBL) not only teaches and assesses Common Core State Standards, but also naturally lends itself to the level of learning that the standards espouse. Learn how PBL and the Common Core standards align through a discussion of essential elements and examples of aligned projects.

Recorded October 8, 2012

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Sherida Britt

EduCore™: Tools for Teaching the Common Core  

Sherida Britt

In this webinar, Sherida Britt highlights secondary instructional resources on the EduCore™ platform and offers common-sense tips that schools can use to create job-embedded opportunities that encourage teachers to use the instructional resources.  

Recorded October 3, 2012

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Maria Montalvo Balbed

The Common Core and the Implications for Educational Practices for English Language Learners 

Maria Montalvo-Balbed

The Common Core State Standards pose great opportunities for all teachers to create literacy practices for English language learners in every subject. 

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to

  • Understand why English language learners need language support in every content area, not just in their language development classes (ESOL).
  • Take away various strategies that reinforce the practice of listening, speaking, reading, and writing systematically and intentionally every day for English language learners.

Recorded September 17, 2012

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Carol Tomlinson





Sherida Britt

Common Core State Standards: Where Does Differentiation Fit? 

Carol Ann Tomlinson and Sherida Britt

In this webinar, Carol Ann Tomlinson and Sherida Britt explain why the common core calls for attention to student differences, and they explore the ways differentiation supports the instructional shifts of the Common Core State Standards.  

Recorded June 6, 2012

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Grant Wiggins

Meeting Standards by Design: Embedding Standards in the UbD™ Framework for Curriculum, Assessment, and Learning

Grant Wiggins

Curriculum standards are like building codes: you have to meet them, but they are not the point of the design. In this webinar, Grant Wiggins provides practical strategies to ensure that the Common Core State Standards are validly addressed in an engaging, effective, and robust curriculum.  

Recorded May 23, 2012

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Judy Carr

The Principal's Role in Bringing the Common Core State Standards to Routine Use: Essential Levers for Change

Judy Carr

In this webinar, Judy Carr focuses on the role of the principal in using key levers for change to bring the Common Core State Standards to routine use, including a common vision of effective implementation, professional development and support, and teacher evaluation and walkthroughs. 

Recorded May 15, 2012

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David Liben

Transitioning to the Common Core State Standards: Making Your Efforts Effective Through a Focus on Text Complexity Demands

David Liben

In this webinar, David Liben looks at various aspects of text complexity including how it is defined by the Common Core State Standards, as well as a range of measurement tools and how to use them for professional development.  

Recorded May 9, 2012

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Sandra Alberti

Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy: Shifts and Instructional Implications

Sandra Alberti

In this webinar, Sandra Alberti discusses the major instructional shifts required by the Common Core State Standards for English language arts and literacy, including the evidence behind the shifts. Overarching priorities of the standards are also covered. 

Recorded May 2, 2012

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Sandra Alberti

Common Core State Standards for Mathematics: Shifts and Instructional Implications

Sandra Alberti

In this webinar, Sandra Alberti discusses the major instructional shifts required by the Common Core State Standards for mathematics, including the evidence behind the shifts. Overarching priorities of the standards are also covered. 

Recorded April 17, 2012

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Susan Brookhart

Common Core: Assessment Shifts

Susan Brookhart

In this webinar, Sue Brookhart provides an overview of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium and the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers assessments, identifies assessment shifts, and shares the implications of the Common Core State Standards for school-based formative and summative assessments. 

Recorded April 3, 2012

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Judy Carr

Creating Communities of Support for Implementing the Common Core State Standards

Judy Carr

In this webinar, Judy Carr provides specific protocols and processes that you can use immediately to collaborate with district, school, and classroom personnel to implement the Common Core State Standards in communities of support.

Recorded March 13, 2012

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John Kendall

Common Core 101

John Kendall

In this webinar, John Kendall provides an overview of the new Common Core State Standards in English language arts and literacy and mathematics, highlighting their key aspects. He also suggests transition activities for teachers and districts to consider when comparing current standards to the common core.  

Recorded November 9, 2011

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David Griffith





Ephrain Mercado

Common Core: Policy and Implementation

David Griffith and Efrain Mercado

In this webinar, David Griffith and Efrain Mercado discuss the various education effects adoption of the Common Core State Standards have had on education policy from the Department of Education down to the school district level. They also share common hurdles and questions associated with implementing the new standards as reported from the field.

Recorded November 15, 2011

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Molly McCloskey

The Common Core of a Whole Child Approach

Molly McCloskey

In this webinar, Molly McCloskey debunks the myth of standards versus support and shares the relationship between the Common Core State Standards and a school-improvement approach that ensures each child is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged.

Recorded November 22, 2011

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