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2014 ASCD Conference on Teaching Excellence

2014 ASCD Conference on Teaching Excellence

June 2729, 2014
Dallas, Tex.

Explore ways to make excellent teaching the reality in every classroom.

 

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Apr
2014
 Time to Teach: How Do I Get Organized and Work Smarter? (ASCD Arias)
Coming Soon

Time to Teach: How Do I Get Organized and Work Smarter? (ASCD Arias)

by Jenny Edwards

This publication offers more than a dozen time management strategies for teachers.

 West Meets East: Best Practices from Expert Teachers in the U.S. and China
Coming Soon

West Meets East: Best Practices from Expert Teachers in the U.S. and China

by Leslie Grant, James Stronge, Xianxuan Xu, Patricia Popp, Yaling Sun and Catherine Little

The authors compare and contrast the practices, beliefs, and strategies of award-winning teachers in the United States and China.

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 2014 to those who chose this Featured Selection by the deadline of February 6, 2014; to receive it as a member benefit, your membership in these categories must be active on March 14, when the mailing labels are compiled.

May
2014
 Handling Student Frustrations: How do I help students manage emotions in the classroom? (ASCD Arias)
Coming Soon

Handling Student Frustrations: How do I help students manage emotions in the classroom? (ASCD Arias)

by Renate Caine and Carol McClintic

With grade-specific examples throughout, Handling Student Frustrations offers strategies that educators at all levels can immediately apply to foster classrooms where students can overcome stress to focus on learning.

The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners, 2nd Edition
Coming Soon

The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners, 2nd Edition

by Carol Ann Tomlinson

The updated second edition of the best-selling classic explains differentiated instruction, provides proven instructional strategies, and illustrates how real teachers are applying differentiation principles and practices.

This Member Book mails to ASCD Premium members and is available as a download for Online Premium members in May 2014; to receive it as a member benefit, your membership in these categories must be active on April 15, when the mailing labels are compiled.

Jul
2014
 Total Literacy Techniques: Tools to Help Students Analyze Literature and Informational Texts
Coming Soon

Total Literacy Techniques: Tools to Help Students Analyze Literature and Informational Texts

by Pérsida Himmele, William Himmele and Keely Potter

This book provides 3rd through 12th grade teachers with more than 50 tools and techniques for helping their students read independently and critically.

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 July 2014 to those who chose this Featured Selection by the deadline of April 30, 2014; to receive it as a member benefit, your membership in these categories must be active on June 13, when the mailing labels are compiled

Apr
2014
 Engineering Essentials for STEM Instruction: How Do I Infuse Real-world Problem Solving Into Science, Technology, and Math? (ASCD Arias)

Engineering Essentials for STEM Instruction: How Do I Infuse Real-world Problem Solving Into Science, Technology, and Math? (ASCD Arias)

by Pamela Truesdell

A straightforward look at how to begin addressing the "E" in STEM instruction in a way that's engaging, motivating, and linked to key content, standards, and 21st century skills.

 Learning in the Fast Lane: 8 Ways to Put ALL Students on the Road to Academic Success

Learning in the Fast Lane: 8 Ways to Put ALL Students on the Road to Academic Success

by Suzy Pepper Rollins

A seasoned educator presents eight high-impact instructional practices to close achievement gaps and get all students—whether struggling or excelling—in the academic fast lane.

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 2014; to receive it as a member benefit, your membership in these categories must be active on March 14, when the mailing labels are compiled.

Mar
2014
 Memory at Work in the Classroom: Strategies to Help Underachieving Students

Memory at Work in the Classroom: Strategies to Help Underachieving Students

by Francis Bailey and Ken Pransky

This book offers fresh insights into your students' learning difficulties and moves you to explore classroom practices that align with the functioning of memory and the ways students learn.

 Teaching the Core Skills of Listening and Speaking

Teaching the Core Skills of Listening and Speaking

by Erik Palmer

Erik Palmer presents an approach to teaching long-neglected but essential language arts that is aligned with the Common Core but focused on preparing K–12 students in all subject areas for 21st century communication inside and beyond the classroom.

Feb
2014
 How Teachers Can Turn Data into Action

How Teachers Can Turn Data into Action

by Daniel R. Venables

With easy-to-use templates and teacher-friendly protocols, this book provides a systematic process for translating data into classroom practice in cycles of two to nine weeks.

This Member Book mails to ASCD Premium members and is available as a download for Online Premium members in February 2014; to receive it as a member benefit, your membership in these categories must be active on January 15, when the mailing labels are compiled.

 Engaging Minds in Social Studies Classrooms: The Surprising Power of Joy

Engaging Minds in Social Studies Classrooms: The Surprising Power of Joy

by James A. Erekson, Michael F. Opitz and Michael P. Ford

Tomorrow's world-class citizens are in our schools today. Explore these unique research-based ideas to bring learning and joy into your social studies classroom.

 Managing 21st Century Classrooms: How Do I Avoid Ineffective Classroom Management Practices? (ASCD Arias)

Managing 21st Century Classrooms: How Do I Avoid Ineffective Classroom Management Practices? (ASCD Arias)

by Jane Bluestein

Education expert Jane Bluestein identifies seven outdated classroom management practices and recommends effective, alternative strategies that take into account how students learn today.

 Engaging Minds in Science and Math Classrooms: The Surprising Power of Joy

Engaging Minds in Science and Math Classrooms: The Surprising Power of Joy

by Eric Brunsell, Michelle A. Fleming, Michael F. Opitz and Michael P. Ford

This book is brimming with ideas and activities that are aligned with standards and high expectations to engage and motivate all learners in STEM classrooms.

Jan
2014
 Hanging In: Strategies for Teaching the Students Who Challenge Us Most

Hanging In: Strategies for Teaching the Students Who Challenge Us Most

by Jeffrey Benson

This book uses real-life examples to show how educators can marshal empathy and patience to support the learning of students who challenge us in many ways.

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 2014; to receive it as a member benefit, your membership in these categories must be active on December 13, when the mailing labels are compiled.

 Engaging Minds in the Classroom: The Surprising Power of Joy

Engaging Minds in the Classroom: The Surprising Power of Joy

by Michael F. Opitz and Michael P. Ford

Learn how to use research-based practices in your classroom that can truly engage students and help them be joyful, confident learners.

 Engaging Minds in English Language Arts Classrooms: The Surprising Power of Joy

Engaging Minds in English Language Arts Classrooms: The Surprising Power of Joy

by Mary Jo Fresch, Michael F. Opitz and Michael P. Ford

College and career readiness standards demand reading, writing, and speaking proficiency from students. Learn research-based strategies that engage students in all facets of English Language Arts.

 Vocab Rehab: How Do I Teach Vocabulary Effectively with Limited Time? (ASCD Arias)

Vocab Rehab: How Do I Teach Vocabulary Effectively with Limited Time? (ASCD Arias)

by Marilee Sprenger

A collection of engaging 10-minute strategies for teaching content vocabulary across content areas.

 Five Levers to Improve Learning: How to Prioritize for Powerful Results in Your School

Five Levers to Improve Learning: How to Prioritize for Powerful Results in Your School

by Tony Frontier and James Rickabaugh

Unlock the potential for lasting improvements in teaching and learning by understanding how five critical "levers" work to move your efforts in the right direction.

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 January 2014 to those who chose this Featured Selection by the deadline of November 8, 2013; to receive it as a member benefit, your membership in these categories must be active on December 13, when the mailing labels are compiled

Dec
2013
 Affirmative Classroom Management: How Do I Develop Effective Rules and Consequences in My School? (ASCD Arias)

Affirmative Classroom Management: How Do I Develop Effective Rules and Consequences in My School? (ASCD Arias)

by Richard L. Curwin

This publication offers clear and positive strategies that empower teachers and administrators to develop effective rules and consequences.

 Better Learning Through Structured Teaching: A Framework for the Gradual Release of Responsibility, 2nd Edition

Better Learning Through Structured Teaching: A Framework for the Gradual Release of Responsibility, 2nd Edition

by Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey

In the updated 2nd edition of this ASCD best-seller, Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey dig deeper into the hows and whys of the gradual release of responsibility instructional framework, an approach that helps students develop into engaged, self-directed learners. Along with tips and tools for classroom implementation, you’ll find new examples and lesson advice aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

This Member Book mails to ASCD Premium members and is available as a download for Online Premium members in December 2013; to receive it as a member benefit, your membership in these categories must be active on November 15, when the mailing labels are compiled.

 Self-Regulated Learning for Academic Success: How Do I Help Students Manage Their Thoughts, Behaviors, and Emotions? (ASCD Arias)

Self-Regulated Learning for Academic Success: How Do I Help Students Manage Their Thoughts, Behaviors, and Emotions? (ASCD Arias)

by Carrie Germeroth and Crystal Day-Hess

Specific instructional strategies to help teachers at all grade levels foster self-regulation—the critical fourth "R" of education that students need in order to set and achieve academic goals and interact appropriately in the classroom.

 Digital Learning Strategies: How Do I Assign and Assess 21st Century Work? (ASCD Arias)

Digital Learning Strategies: How Do I Assign and Assess 21st Century Work? (ASCD Arias)

by Michael Fisher

Strategies and resources for using technology to teach students 21st century skills.

Nov
2013
 Causes and Cures in the Classroom: Getting to the Root of Academic and Behavior Problems

Causes and Cures in the Classroom: Getting to the Root of Academic and Behavior Problems

by Margaret Searle

An expert in RTI lays out a five-step protocol that helps educators diagnose causes of common student academic and behavior issues and develop targeted interventions.

This Member Book mails to ASCD Premium, Select, and Institutional Plus members and is available as a download for Online Premium and Select members in November 2013; to receive it as a member benefit, your membership in these categories must be active on October 15, when the mailing labels are compiled.

 Ensuring Effective Instruction: How Do I Improve Teaching Using Multiple Measures? (ASCD Arias)

Ensuring Effective Instruction: How Do I Improve Teaching Using Multiple Measures? (ASCD Arias)

by Vicki Phillips and Lynn Olson

Armed with practical ideas for getting started at both the school and district levels, Phillips and Olson remind us that the best way to evaluate teaching performance is to use a balanced approach that includes multiple measures.

 Classroom Instruction That Works with English Language Learners, 2nd Edition

Classroom Instruction That Works with English Language Learners, 2nd Edition

by Jane D. Hill and Kirsten B. Miller

This all-new edition strengthens your instructional planning and makes it easier to know when to use research-based instructional strategies with ELL students in every grade level.

Oct
2013
 Short on Time: How Do I Make Time to Lead and Learn as a Principal? (ASCD Arias)

Short on Time: How Do I Make Time to Lead and Learn as a Principal? (ASCD Arias)

by William Sterrett

William Sterrett discusses how principals can maximize their time to meet students' needs, foster innovation and collaboration among teachers, and cultivate success throughout the school.

 Succeeding with Inquiry in Science and Math Classrooms

Succeeding with Inquiry in Science and Math Classrooms

by Jeff C. Marshall

This book shows K–12 STEM teachers how to maximize their effectiveness with students by shifting to an inquiry-based instructional approach and creating a rigorous, engaging learning environment.




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