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2015 ASCD Annual Conference and Exhibit Show

70th ASCD Annual Conference and Exhibit Show

March 21–23, 2015, Houston, Tex.

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May 2014 | Volume 71 | Number 8

Professional Learning: Reimagined


Feature Articles

Planning Professional Learning

Thomas R. Guskey

How you begin determines what you will achieve.

What You Learn When You See Yourself Teach

Jim Knight

Video can provide a clear picture of classroom teaching.

Rethinking Classroom Observation

Emily Dolci Grimm, Trent Kaufman and Dave Doty

When the observed teacher becomes the leader, that teacher becomes the primary learner.

Harnessing the Power of PLCs

Richard DuFour

If PLCs are to realize their promise, they must reflect what we know about best practice.

Edcamp: Teachers Take Back Professional Development

Kristen Swanson

The EdCamp experience empowers teachers to share their best ideas.

Special Topic / When Change Has Legs

David N. Perkins and James D. Reese

How to create an enduring culture of thoughtful attention to teaching and learning.

How Japan Supports Novice Teachers

Ruth Ahn

What educators can learn from the Japanese practice of providing a space for communal mentoring.

Learning from Virtual Students

Lisa A. Dieker, Carrie L. Straub, Charles E. Hughes, Michael C. Hynes and Stacey Hardin

Teaching simulated students offers educators multiple opportunities to self-correct their teaching moves.

Grab a MOOC by the Horns

Anissa Lokey-Vega

Will MOOCs (massive open online courses) be the next frontier for PD?

The Crossroads Model

John Settlage and Adam Johnston

A new plan puts the confer back into the conference.

Flipping the Flip

Patricia Gioffre Scott

What happens when teachers review materials on their own before gathering for a professional development day?

The Trouble with Top-Down

Rebecca Van Tassell

Innovations are doomed to failure if educators are pressured to instantly implement them.

Columns / Departments

Research Says / Keep Professional Learning Groups Small, But Connected

Bryan Goodwin

At the heart of successful large-scale reform is often a small collaborative group.

Art and Science of Teaching / Problem Solving in Seven Steps

Robert J. Marzano

How to help students learn a crucial life skill.

Power Up! / Your 1:1 Program: Can You Answer These 10 Questions?

Doug Johnson

Predict whether your program will be effective or problem-plagued.

Principal Connection / The Top 10 To-Do List for Summer

Thomas R. Hoerr

Enjoy your summer, but don't give up your list-making ways.

One to Grow On / Classroom-Based Professional Learning

Carol Ann Tomlinson

A big part of professional learning should be mentoring teachers in reflection.

Response / Mass Customized Learning: Unfairly Maligned

Charles Schwahn and Beatrice McGarvey

ADDITIONAL ONLINE CONTENT

Effective Coaching by Design

Elena Aguilar

Instructional coaching must be both optional and a part of a schoolwide professional learning plan.

Do You See What I See?

Heather C. Hill, Mary Beisiegel, Rebecca Mitchell and Corinne Herlihy

Researchers look at what educators learn when they view exemplar videos of teaching.

Where's Waldo? Finding a PD Partner

Kathryn Roots Lewis and David V. Loertscher

Search no further—your librarian can help.

EL Study Guide

Teresa Preston

EL Interviews

Thomas Guskey, Pam Robbins, and Denise Khaalid identify promising PD practices.