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April 1, 2009
Vol. 66
No. 7

ASCD Community in Action

A New Leader for ASCD

Linda Mariotti has taken office as ASCD's new president. Mariotti is assistant superintendent for instructional services in the Granite School District in Salt Lake City, Utah. She began her education career teaching in California and Utah and has a strong background in working with both at-risk and gifted students. She also has served as assistant principal, principal, and district curriculum director.
Mariotti replaces Valerie Truesdale, superintendent of the Beaufort County Schools in Beaufort, South Carolina, and now immediate past president of ASCD. Sara Magaña Shubel, superintendent of the East Grand Rapids Public School District, East Grand Rapids, Michigan, is the new president-elect.

A Fresh Look

In an effort to clarify its mission and purpose, ASCD has completed an extensive rebranding process that has affected the organization's name, logo, and tagline. The new tagline—Learn. Teach. Lead.—more accurately describes what our members do and what the association wants to achieve. It also adds power to the core concept of ASCD as an association for educational leadership advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
You'll see the new logo throughout your September 2009 Educational Leadership.

Stand Up for Whole Child Education

ASCD has launched the Whole Child Petition as a way for individuals to tell their state board of education to do more to educate the whole child by supporting policies and practices that ensure children are healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. Once a state has reached 1,000 signatures, ASCD will deliver the petition to the state board of education. To date, more than 1,300 educators, parents and family members, administrators, community members, and business leaders have signed.
Sign the petition and then take the next step by recruiting your friends, colleagues, and community members to stand up for whole child education. To sign the petition and see the actions you can take to promote whole child education, go to www.wholechildeducation.org and click on Get Involved.

Resources

PD Online
PD In Focus. This new online product offers streaming video organized into four channels: Differentiated Instruction, English Language Learners, Best Practices in Action, and Literacy Strategies. Continuous Web-based accessibility to a variety of video clips showing research-based teaching practices in action empowers educators to build local capacity and implement best practices in schools and districts. Authoritative sources for the content include such experts as Robert J. Marzano, Carol Ann Tomlinson, Donna Ogle, Virginia Rojas, and Pat Wolfe. For a free trial offer or to download a brochure for PD In Focus, visit www.ascd.org/pdinfocus.
Books
<BIBLIST> <CITATION> Classroom Instruction That Works with English Language Learners . (2006). By Kathleen Flynn and Jane D. Hill. Stock No. 106009. Price: $20.95 (member); $26.95 (nonmember). </CITATION> <CITATION> Content-Area Conversations: How to Plan Discussion-Based Lessons for Diverse Language Learners . (2008). By Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, and Carol Rothenberg. Stock No. 108035. Price: $18.95 (member); $23.95 (nonmember). </CITATION> <CITATION> Getting Started with English Language Learners: How Educators Can Meet the Challenge . (2007). By Judie Haynes. Stock No. 106048. Price: $18.95 (member); $23.95 (nonmember). </CITATION> </BIBLIST>
DVD
<BIBLIST> <CITATION> How to Get Started with English Language Learners , #33. (2007) One 15-minute DVD. Stock No. 608032. Price: $89 (member); $109 (nonmember). </CITATION> </BIBLIST>

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