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2015 ASCD Summer Academies

ASCD Summer Academies

Join ASCD for two immersive learning experiences for teachers.

The Strategic Teacher: Developing Every Teacher's Instructional Know-How
July 30–August 1
Anaheim, Calif.

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Connect 21 Camp: Becoming a 21st Century Teacher, Leader, and School
August 6–8
National Harbor, Md.

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Jul
2015
The Power of Extreme Writing: How do I help my students become eager and fluent writers? (ASCD Arias)
Coming Soon

The Power of Extreme Writing: How do I help my students become eager and fluent writers? (ASCD Arias)

by Diana Cruchley

Diana Cruchley presents Extreme Writing, a writing strategy to help students in grades 4–8 write quickly and fluently on any topic.

This Featured Selection Member Book mails to ASCD Premium, Select, and Institutional Plus members and is available as a download for Online Premium and Select members in July 2015 who chose this Featured Selection by the deadline of April 30, 2015; to receive it as a member benefit, your membership in these categories must be active on June 15, when the mailing labels are compiled.

 STEM Leadership: How do I create a STEM culture in my school? (ASCD Arias)
Coming Soon

STEM Leadership: How do I create a STEM culture in my school? (ASCD Arias)

by Traci Buckner and Brian Boyd

This hands-on guide provides school leaders with practical strategies to develop STEM programs that prepare students to succeed in college and career.

 Differentiation in Middle and High School: Strategies to Engage All Learners
Coming Soon

Differentiation in Middle and High School: Strategies to Engage All Learners

by Kristina J. Doubet and Jessica A. Hockett

This comprehensive resource for middle and high school teachers explores how to use differentiated instruction to engage students and help them be more successful learners.

Aug
2015
 Better Than Carrots or Sticks: Restorative Practices for Positive Classroom Management
Coming Soon

Better Than Carrots or Sticks: Restorative Practices for Positive Classroom Management

by Dominique Smith, Douglas B. Fisher and Nancy E. Frey

A comprehensive guide to replacing rewards-and-punishments-based discipline practices with a more effective "restorative practices" approach.

This Member Book mails to ASCD premium members and is available as a download for online premium members in August 2015; to receive it as a member benefit, your membership in these categories must be active on July 15, when the mailing labels are compiled.

Jul
2015
 Rethinking Grading: Meaningful Assessment for Standards-Based Learning

Rethinking Grading: Meaningful Assessment for Standards-Based Learning

by Cathy Vatterott

Cathy Vatterott, the "Homework Lady," shows educators how standards-based grading can more authentically reflect student progress-and also significantly improve both teaching and learning.

This Editor's Selection Member Book mails to ASCD Premium, Select, and Institutional Plus members and is available as a download for Premium Online and Select Online members in July 2015 who chose this Editor's Selection by the deadline of April 30, 2015; to receive it as a member benefit, your membership in these categories must be active on June 15, when the mailing labels are compiled.

Jun
2015
 Freedom to Fail: How do I foster risk-taking and innovation in my classroom? (ASCD Arias)

Freedom to Fail: How do I foster risk-taking and innovation in my classroom? (ASCD Arias)

by Andrew K. Miller

Learn how to intentionally create learning experiences that give students the time and space to try new ideas, fail, learn from mistakes, and try again.

May
2015
 Teacher Teamwork: How do we make it work? (ASCD Arias)

Teacher Teamwork: How do we make it work? (ASCD Arias)

by Margaret Searle and Marilyn Swartz

Packed with strategies, tips, and activities, this book shows how to build productive teams and intentionally create an environment of professional engagement in your school.

 Peer Coaching to Enrich Professional Practice, School Culture, and Student Learning

Peer Coaching to Enrich Professional Practice, School Culture, and Student Learning

by Pam Robbins

Learn to use collaboration and peer coaching to help each teacher build professional knowledge and skills in a supportive community.

This Member Book mails to ASCD Premium members and is available as a download for Online Premium members in May 2015; to receive it as a member benefit, your membership in these categories must be active on April 15, when the mailing labels are compiled.

 Setting the Standard for Project-Based Learning: A Proven Approach to Rigorous Classroom Instruction

Setting the Standard for Project-Based Learning: A Proven Approach to Rigorous Classroom Instruction

by John Larmer, John Mergendoller and Suzie Boss

Learn how to create, implement, and assess PBL using a classroom-tested framework that's delivered impressive results at the Buck Institute for Education.

 Real Engagement: How do I help my students become motivated, confident, and self-directed learners? (ASCD Arias)

Real Engagement: How do I help my students become motivated, confident, and self-directed learners? (ASCD Arias)

by Allison Zmuda and Robyn R. Jackson

Allison Zmuda and Robyn R. Jackson present concrete strategies for providing the clarity, context, challenge, and culture necessary to transform dutiful, compliant students into highly motivated learners.

A Close Look at Close Reading: Teaching Students to Analyze Complex Texts, Grades 6–12

A Close Look at Close Reading: Teaching Students to Analyze Complex Texts, Grades 6–12

by Barbara Moss, Diane Lapp, Maria Grant and Kelly Johnson

Learn how to incorporate close reading in your secondary classroom to empower students' analysis of complex texts, increase their disciplinary literacy, and deepen their content area knowledge.

Apr
2015
 Teach, Reflect, Learn: Building Your Capacity for Success in the Classroom

Teach, Reflect, Learn: Building Your Capacity for Success in the Classroom

by Pete Hall and Alisa Simeral

The authors present the Continuum of Self-Reflection as a tool to help teachers take charge of their professional development and become more self-reflective—and effective—educators.

This Editor's Selection Member Book mails to ASCD Premium, Select, and Institutional Plus members and is available as a download for Online Premium and Select members in April 2015 who chose this Editor's Selection by the deadline of February 6, 2015; to receive it as a member benefit, your membership in these categories must be active on March 13, when the mailing labels are compiled.

 Solving 25 Problems in Unit Design: How do I refine my units to enhance student learning? (ASCD Arias)

Solving 25 Problems in Unit Design: How do I refine my units to enhance student learning? (ASCD Arias)

by Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins

Bestselling authors Wiggins and McTighe offer 25 ways to improve the design of units and avoid ineffective approaches.

This Featured Selection Member Book mails to ASCD Premium and Select members and is available as a download for Online Premium and Select members in April 2015 who chose this Featured Selection by the deadline of February 6, 2015; to receive it as a member benefit, your membership in these categories must be active on March 13, when the mailing labels are compiled.

 Retaining New Teachers: How do I support and develop novice teachers? (ASCD Arias)

Retaining New Teachers: How do I support and develop novice teachers? (ASCD Arias)

by Bryan Harris

A school leader's guide to the four crucial supports that will help novice teachers thrive: induction programs, supportive administrators, skilled mentors, and helpful colleagues.

Mar
2015
The Principal 50: Critical Leadership Questions for Inspiring Schoolwide Excellence

The Principal 50: Critical Leadership Questions for Inspiring Schoolwide Excellence

by Baruti K. Kafele

Baruti K. Kafele offers a powerful examination of what it takes to lead a school community to achieve success in the classroom and beyond.

Feb
2015
 Seventeen Thousand Classroom Visits Can't Be Wrong: Strategies That Engage Students, Promote Active Learning, and Boost Achievement

Seventeen Thousand Classroom Visits Can't Be Wrong: Strategies That Engage Students, Promote Active Learning, and Boost Achievement

by John V. Antonetti and James R. Garver

The authors report on lessons learned from more than 17,000 classroom walkthroughs and distill these insights into strategies teachers can use to improve instruction and learning.

This Member Book mails to ASCD premium members and is available as a download for Online premium members in February 2015; to receive it as a member benefit, your membership in these categories must be active on January 15, when the mailing labels are compiled.

Jan
2015
 Real-World Projects: How do I design relevant and engaging learning experiences? (ASCD Arias)

Real-World Projects: How do I design relevant and engaging learning experiences? (ASCD Arias)

by Suzie Boss

Project-based learning expert Suzie Boss explains how educators can plan rigorous, authentic projects that align with standards and prepare students for active citizenship.

 Researching in a Digital World: How do I teach my students to conduct quality online research? (ASCD Arias)

Researching in a Digital World: How do I teach my students to conduct quality online research? (ASCD Arias)

by Erik Palmer

A step-by-step guide for teaching students at all grade levels to conduct deeper, smarter, and more responsible research in an online environment.

A Close Look at Close Reading: Teaching Students to Analyze Complex Texts, Grades K–5

A Close Look at Close Reading: Teaching Students to Analyze Complex Texts, Grades K–5

by Diane Lapp, Barbara Moss, Maria Grant and Kelly Johnson

Find out how to teach young learners to be close readers and how to make close reading a habit of practice in the elementary classroom.

 Formative Classroom Walkthroughs: How Principals and Teachers Collaborate to Raise Student Achievement

Formative Classroom Walkthroughs: How Principals and Teachers Collaborate to Raise Student Achievement

by Connie M. Moss and Susan M. Brookhart

Learn how schools use formative walkthroughs to reveal evidence of student learning and enable teachers to make informed adjustments that help students succeed.

This Featured Selection Member Book mails to ASCD Premium, Select members and is available as a download for Online Premium and Select members in January 2015 who chose this Featured Selection by the deadline of October 31, 2014; to receive it as a member benefit, your membership in these categories must be active on December 15, when the mailing labels are compiled.

 School Culture Rewired: How to Define, Assess, and Transform It

School Culture Rewired: How to Define, Assess, and Transform It

by Steve Gruenert and Todd Whitaker

Discover tools, strategies, and advice for defining, assessing, and transforming your school's culture into one that is positive, forward-looking, and working to enrich students' lives.

This Editor's Selection Member Book mails to ASCD Premium, Select, and Institutional Plus members and is available as a download for Online Premium and Select members in January 2015 who chose this Editor's Selection by the deadline of October 31, 2014; to receive it as a member benefit, your membership in these categories must be active on December 15, when the mailing labels are compiled.