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April 1, 2020
Vol. 77
No. 7

ASCD Community in Action

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Introducing the ASCD 2020 Affiliate Honors Award Winners

ASCD is pleased to announce the following winners of the ASCD 2020 Affiliate Honors Awards:
  • Award for Overall Excellence – Alabama ASCD
  • Award for Excellence in Leadership – New York State ASCD
  • Awards for Excellence in Professional Learning – Florida ASCD, Maine ASCD, and Texas ASCD
The Affiliate Overall Excellence Award recognizes excellence in seven areas—leadership and governance, membership, communications, professional learning, influence, building community, and building sustainability.
Area of Excellence awards recognize achievement in specific areas of work. Florida ASCD, Maine ASCD and Texas ASCD received the Excellence Award for Professional Learning for their exemplary work in offering training and events that support the growth of educators across their respective states. In addition, New York State ASCD received the Excellence Award for Leadership and Governance for its exemplary work in serving as the trusted voice advocating for the Whole Child in their state.

New Online Learning Course

Questioning for Classroom Discussion: Grades 6–12

This new PD Online course guides teachers through a process of creating quality discussions to scaffold toward student-directed learning. Based on the book by Jackie Acree Walsh and Beth Dankert Sattes by the same title, the PD Online course includes demonstration videos, interactions, applications, and reflections so that teachers come away with strategies they can use immediately in the classroom.
For teachers of younger students, check out the companion PD Online course, "Questioning for Classroom Discussion: Grades K–5" at https://pdo.ascd.org.
Team Up, Speak Up, Fire Up! Educators, Students, and the Community Working Together to Support English Learners by Audrey Cohan, Andrea Honigsfeld, Maria G. Dove. (ASCD, 2019). Stock no. 120004.
An engaging and practical guide that shows how to use collaboration in the classroom, school, and community to support English learners (ELs) and their families.
Guiding Meaningful Math Conversations by Laney Sammons. (ASCD Quick Reference Guide, 2017). Stock no. QRG117056.
In this handy laminated guide, Laney Sammons shows how to engage students in constructive math conversations that help them solve problems and build mathematical meaning.
Improving Classroom Discussion by Jackie Acree Walsh. (ASCD Quick Reference Guide, 2016). Stock no. QRG117053.
Questioning for Classroom Discussion: Purposeful Speaking, Engaged Listening, Deep Thinking by Jackie Acree Walsh, Beth Dankert Sattes. (ASCD, 2015). Stock no. 115012.
Questioning Strategies to Activate Student Thinking (Quick Reference Guide) by Jackie Acree Walsh. (ASCD, 2017). Stock no. QRG117054.
Summarization in Any Subject: 60 Innovative, Tech-Infused Strategies for Deeper Student Learning , 2nd Edition by Rick Wormeli with Dedra Stafford. (ASCD, 2018). Stock no. 118048.
Culture, Class, and Race: Constructive Conversations That Unite and Energize Your School and Community by Brenda CampbellJones, Shannon Keeny, and Franklin CampbellJones. (ASCD, 2020). Stock no. 118010.
Student-Led Discussions: How Do I Promote Rich Conversations About Books, Videos, and Other Media? by Sandi Novak. (ASCD Arias, 2014). Stock no. SF114069.
Teaching the Core Skills of Listening and Speaking by Erik Palmer. (ASCD, 2014). Stock no. 114012.

What Educators Really Think

We asked educators what their biggest barrier is to engaging students in deep classroom discussions. Here's how they responded:
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A total of 217 readers responded to this question, which appeared in ASCD SmartBrief's ED Pulse online poll on November 14, 2019.

ASCD Membership

Did You Know?
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*For U.S. members only.

Upcoming ASCD Conferences

2020 Conference on Teaching Excellence
June 26–28, 2020
Denver, CO
Learn creative, strengths-based strategies to build trusting connections with students and families, provide learning supports for students to engage with the curriculum, and allow students autonomy to develop voice and take charge of their learning.
2020 Conference on Educational Leadership
October 23–25, 2020
Dallas, TX
Whether your leadership imperatives are in a classroom, a school, or systemwide, this event will address your needs with practical solutions and inspiration.

For more information on these resources, including member discounts, visit https://shop.ascd.org.

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