Cast Your Vote
Help determine the association's leadership by voting for President-Elect and members of the Board of Directors in ASCD's 2012 general
membership election. Cast your ballot for these positions by October 15, 2012; just go to www.ascd.org/elections
and enter your member ID and password. (You must be an up-to-date, paying ASCD member to vote.) If you don't have your member ID or password
handy, contact the ASCD Service Center at 1-800-933-ASCD (2723) and press 1, or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions about voting? Contact ASCD Governance Director Becky DeRigge by e-mail or phone (1-800-933-2723 or 1-703-575-5601).
Five Awards for ASCD!
ASCD has received five 2012 Apex Awards of Excellence for graphic design and editorial content from Communications Concepts. The winners are
Learning to Teach? Now Learn to Lead!
ASCD is seeking leaders in education programs across the globe who wish to establish an ASCD student chapter at their institution. ASCD student chapters provide
opportunities for education students to connect with a diverse education community that is committed to leadership for the whole child and that works to ensure each student in
each community is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. Learn more about how to start a student chapter at www.ascd.org/chapters.
ASCD is pleased to announce its Pinterest debut. ASCD curates six boards that are home to pins on topics that range from professional development to a whole child approach
to education. In addition, you can find illustrated inspirational quotes from your favorite EL articles ready for pinning! Follow us on Pinterest for ideas and inspiration.
The ASCD School Improvement Tool
Ensuring that each student is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged requires educators to continually ask questions and examine evidence related to school
policies and practices. ASCD's free School Improvement Tool provides a guide for school improvement based on whole child indicators. Use the tool and indicators to
- Assess sustainable implementation of a whole child approach across school climate and culture, curriculum and instruction, family and community engagement,
leadership, staff capacity, and assessment.
- Guide decision making and set strategic goals and outcomes.
- Identify resources to meet school and community needs.
- Prepare students for postsecondary education, meaningful employment, and active citizenship in a global society.
Visit www.ascd.org/wholechild to access the ASCD School Improvement Tool and download a copy of the whole child
Mark Your Calendars
The ASCD Conference on Teaching and Learning—"Revolutionizing the Way We Lead and Learn"—will be held this year at the Hilton Atlanta in
Georgia. Choose from one of four Pre-Conference Institutes on October 25, 2012. Conference sessions will be held October 26–28.
Take advantage of this opportunity to join forces with fellow educators to craft a vision for change. Attend networking breakfasts and general sessions and choose from more
than 80 sessions to reset your thinking, restock your toolbox, and restore your spirit for taking on the big challenges that face schools and educators everywhere. Highlighted
speakers include Jay McTighe, Robin Fogarty, Tony Frontier, and general session speaker Jonah Edelman.
Want to be a volunteer? E-mail us at email@example.com for more information. For more details on the ASCD Fall Conference, go
EL Talks with an Author
Would you like to see a multimedia preview of an article in Educational Leadership? Each month, EL editors sit
down with one or more of our authors to learn more about the ideas they present in their articles. This month, Editor in Chief Marge Scherer talks with Doug Fisher and Nancy Frey
about their article "Making Time for Feedback." Fisher and Frey discuss the differences between errors and mistakes and explain how teachers can use error
analysis to save instructional time.
Watch this month's video interview at www.ascd.org/el0912fisherinterview. Be sure to visit www.ascd.org/el in the coming months for video interviews with Baruti Kafele, Robert Marzano, Carol Ann Tomlinson, and others.