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ASCD Annual Conference and Exhibit Show

2016 ASCD Annual Conference and Exhibit Show

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Get the tools to put it all together at this can't-miss education conference—with more than 200 sessions and five inspirational keynote speakers.

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Feb
2016
 Tapping the Power of Personalized Learning: A Roadmap for School Leaders
Coming Soon

Tapping the Power of Personalized Learning: A Roadmap for School Leaders

by James Rickabaugh

A research-based, field-tested, step-by-step leaders' guide to implementing personalized learning in schools.

This Member Book mails to ASCD Premium members and is available as a download for Online Premium members in February 2016; to receive it as a member benefit, your membership in these categories must be active on January 15, when the mailing labels are compiled.

 Professional Development That Sticks: How do I create meaningful learning experiences for educators? (ASCD Arias)
Coming Soon

Professional Development That Sticks: How do I create meaningful learning experiences for educators? (ASCD Arias)

by Fred Ende

Fred Ende presents a three-stage professional development for learning (PDL) process that covers critical aspects of planning, providing, and following up.

Mar
2016
Coming Soon
Coming Soon

Starting School Right: How do I plan for a successful first week of school? (ASCD Arias)

by Otis Kriegel

As a resource for new and veteran teachers, this book is a quick reference for topics that include arranging and navigating your classroom, setting basic expectations, and understanding your students' needs. [Note: The September 2015 issue of Education Update refers to this book by its draft title: "A Smooth Take Off").

The Better Writing Breakthrough: Connecting Student Thinking and Discussion to Inspire Great Writing
Coming Soon

The Better Writing Breakthrough: Connecting Student Thinking and Discussion to Inspire Great Writing

by Eleanor Dougherty, Laura Ann Billings and Terry Roberts

This book explores writing as a means to focus student thinking, fuel deeper learning, and build complex understanding in English, social studies, math, and science.

Apr
2016
 Learning to Choose, Choosing to Learn: The Key to Student Motivation and Achievement
Coming Soon

Learning to Choose, Choosing to Learn: The Key to Student Motivation and Achievement

by Mike Anderson

This teacher-friendly guide offers examples of choice in action, ideas to try, and a step-by-step process for planning and incorporating choice into your classroom.

This Editor's Selection Member Book mails to ASCD Premium, Select, and Institutional Plus members and is available as a download for Online Premium, Select, and Institutional Plus members in April 2016 who chose this Editor's Selection by the deadline of February 2; to receive it as a member benefit, your membership in these categories must be active on March 15, when the mailing labels are compiled.

The Highly Effective Teacher: 7 Classroom-Tested Practices That Foster Student Success
Coming Soon

The Highly Effective Teacher: 7 Classroom-Tested Practices That Foster Student Success

by Jeff Marshall

A framework of 7 research-based, classroom-tested rubrics and examples that support teachers as they intentionally work to evaluate, assess, and improve teaching and learning.

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 2016 who chose this Featured Selection by the deadline of February 2; to receive it as a member benefit, your membership in these categories must be active on March 15, when the mailing labels are compiled.

Jan
2016
 Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom

Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom

by Kristin Souers and Pete Hall

This essential resource explores how trauma disrupts learning and explains how to create a safe space where all students can learn at high levels.

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 January 2016 who chose this Editor's Selection by the deadline of October 31, 2015; to receive it as a member benefit, your membership in these categories must be active on December 15, when the mailing labels are compiled.

 Leading with Focus: Elevating the Essentials for School and District Improvement

Leading with Focus: Elevating the Essentials for School and District Improvement

by Mike Schmoker

This companion to the Schmoker's influential Focus shows district and school leaders how to apply the tenets of focused leadership to radically improve student learning.

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 2016 who chose this Featured Selection by the deadline of October 31; to receive it as a member benefit, your membership in these categories must be active on December 15, when the mailing labels are compiled.

The Principal Influence: A Framework for Developing Leadership Capacity in Principals

The Principal Influence: A Framework for Developing Leadership Capacity in Principals

by Pete Hall, Deborah Childs-Bowen, Ann Cunningham-Morris, Phyllis Pajardo and Alisa A. Simeral

A guide to professional growth for school principals that focuses on these roles: visionary, instructional leader, engager, and learner and collaborator.

Dec
2015
 Five Myths About Classroom Technology: How do we integrate digital tools to truly enhance learning? (ASCD Arias)

Five Myths About Classroom Technology: How do we integrate digital tools to truly enhance learning? (ASCD Arias)

by Matt Renwick

A concise discussion of smart, affordable, and effective ways to integrate technology into learning.

 Igniting Teacher Leadership: How do I empower my teachers to lead and learn? (ASCD Arias)

Igniting Teacher Leadership: How do I empower my teachers to lead and learn? (ASCD Arias)

by William Sterrett

Experienced school leader William Sterrett offers strategies and examples to help principals foster teacher leadership, facilitate professional learning, and promote "growing habits."

 How to Make Decisions with Different Kinds of Student Assessment Data

How to Make Decisions with Different Kinds of Student Assessment Data

by Susan M. Brookhart

Learn how to use different kinds of student assessment data to support learning and achievement in your school.

This Member Book mails to ASCD Premium members and is available as a download for Online Premium members in December 2015; to receive it as a member benefit, your membership in these categories must be active on November 13, when the mailing labels are compiled.

Nov
2015
 Ditch the Daily Lesson Plan: How do I plan for meaningful student learning? (ASCD Arias)

Ditch the Daily Lesson Plan: How do I plan for meaningful student learning? (ASCD Arias)

by Michael Fisher

A selection of strategies for eschewing rigid daily lesson plans in favor of more creative student-centered learning experiences.

 Questioning for Classroom Discussion: Purposeful Speaking, Engaged Listening, Deep Thinking

Questioning for Classroom Discussion: Purposeful Speaking, Engaged Listening, Deep Thinking

by Jackie Acree Walsh and Beth Dankert Sattes

Learn how to better engage students in thoughtful and respectful discourse with their peers by focusing on the use of quality questioning techniques.

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 2015; to receive it as a member benefit, your membership in these categories must be active on October 15, when the mailing labels are compiled.

A Better Approach to Mobile Devices: How do we maximize resources, promote equity, and support instructional goals? (ASCD Arias)

A Better Approach to Mobile Devices: How do we maximize resources, promote equity, and support instructional goals? (ASCD Arias)

by Susan Brooks-Young

Concise, practical advice on how set up a hybrid mobile technology program, with action steps focused on curricular connections, infrastructure, professional development, budget, and policies.

Oct
2015
 Teaching the 4Cs with Technology: How do I use 21st century tools to teach 21st century skills? (ASCD Arias)

Teaching the 4Cs with Technology: How do I use 21st century tools to teach 21st century skills? (ASCD Arias)

by Stephanie Smith Budhai and Laura McLaughlin Taddei

This book offers engaging and practical ways that teachers can use technology to help students develop "the 4Cs": critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity.

 Teaching Students to Self-Assess: How do I help students reflect and grow as learners? (ASCD Arias)

Teaching Students to Self-Assess: How do I help students reflect and grow as learners? (ASCD Arias)

by Starr Sackstein

Discover practical teaching tips, innovative ideas, and reflections from real students that show how self-assessment and reflection help students grow into mindful, receptive learners.

Sep
2015
The Motivated Brain: Improving Student Attention, Engagement, and Perseverance

The Motivated Brain: Improving Student Attention, Engagement, and Perseverance

by Gayle Gregory and Martha Kaufeldt

Learn how teaching strategies that tap into the brain's natural drive to seek can motivate students and help them be more successful and inquisitive learners.

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 September 2015; to receive it as a member benefit, your membership in these categories must be active on August 14, when the mailing labels are compiled.

 Leading for Differentiation: Growing Teachers Who Grow Kids

Leading for Differentiation: Growing Teachers Who Grow Kids

by Carol Ann Tomlinson and Michael Murphy

Expert guidance for leading whole-school adoption of differentiated instruction and helping every teacher grow as a differentiator so that all students will thrive as learners.

 Getting Started with Blended Learning: How do I integrate online and face-to-face instruction? (ASCD Arias)

Getting Started with Blended Learning: How do I integrate online and face-to-face instruction? (ASCD Arias)

by William Kist

Here's the perfect introductory guide to incorporating purposeful and effective online learning into your classes—complete with lesson ideas, technical tips, and formative assessment strategies.

Aug
2015
 Unlocking Student Potential: How do I identify and activate student strengths? (ASCD Arias)

Unlocking Student Potential: How do I identify and activate student strengths? (ASCD Arias)

by Yvette Jackson and Veronica McDermott

Jackson and McDermott provide educators with field-tested, no-cost strategies to build students' belief in their abilities and reverse persistent underachievement.

 Balanced Leadership for Powerful Learning: Tools for Achieving Success in Your School

Balanced Leadership for Powerful Learning: Tools for Achieving Success in Your School

by Bryan Goodwin, Greg Cameron and Heather Hein

Field-tested research, tools, and advice that can help every school leader become a great school leader.

 Ten Steps to Managing Change in Schools: How do we take initiatives from goals to actions? (ASCD Arias)

Ten Steps to Managing Change in Schools: How do we take initiatives from goals to actions? (ASCD Arias)

by Jeffrey Benson

Jeffrey Benson provides educators with a proven, practical, and broadly applicable system for implementing change initiatives methodically and effectively in schools.

 Complex Text Decoded: How to Design Lessons and Use Strategies That Target Authentic Texts

Complex Text Decoded: How to Design Lessons and Use Strategies That Target Authentic Texts

by Kathy T. Glass

Kathy T. Glass presents strategies, activities, and assessments that target students' ability to comprehend complex text—both traditional written text and multimedia—in grades 5–10.

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

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.