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2015 ASCD Conference on Teaching Excellence

2015 ASCD Conference on Teaching Excellence

June 2628, 2015
Nashville, Tenn.

Invest in the power of great instruction and learn how to leverage it in classrooms and school districts.



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Whole Child Snapshots

To be fully prepared for their futures, the nation's children need personalized support, safe environments, good health, and challenging learning opportunities. How well are we, as a nation, supporting the whole child? 

ASCD's 50-state whole child snapshots begin to answer that question by featuring data that provide a more comprehensive picture of child performance and well-being. 

Each snapshot also has initial ideas for how families, educators, and communities can make targeted and innovative improvements to support the whole child and help students become productive adults and engaged citizens.

Click on your state to find out to what extent students in your area are healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged (PDFs).

See the national whole child snapshot. (PDF)




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Help Support the Whole Child Approach in Your Community


Spread the Word

Discuss the information in the snapshot with your friends, colleagues, community members, and policymakers. 

  • What are the most and least surprising findings? 
  • Which indicators do you think most need to be improved? 
  • Are the state results consistent with conditions in your local area?

Take Action

  1. See the action steps in the snapshot for initial ideas about how communities can work together to support the whole child.
  2. See school-level indicators (PDF) that provide more detail about how schools can help ensure that students are healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged.
  3. Use ASCD's School Improvement Tool, a free online needs assessment survey, to measure your school's or district's performance on the whole child indicators and components.

Learn More About the Whole Child Approach to Education

Access additional resources, including examples of schools that are supporting the whole child and blog posts and podcasts on whole child topics, at

Schedule a free consultation with ASCD to see what online, on-site, or blended professional development solutions can help you improve in the areas where you face the most challenges.