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April 1, 2016
Vol. 73
No. 7

ASCD Community in Action

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Teach to Lead

Launched in March 2014, Teach to Lead is a joint effort of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, U.S. Department of Education, and ASCD to advance student outcomes by expanding opportunities for teacher leadership. The initiative seeks to spur fundamental changes in the culture of schools and the teaching profession so that teachers can play a more central role in the development of policies that affect their work.
In its first year alone, Teach to Lead has engaged with more than 3,700 educators, in-person and online. The initiative has held six two-day summits and given voice to more than 875 teacher leadership ideas in 42 states. In partnership with more than 100 supporting organizations, Teach to Lead has spurred thousands of teachers to take the reins of change in their schools and communities using their own ideas.
For more information about Teach to Lead and ways to become involved, visit and join the online community at

Upcoming ASCD Conferences

Find more about these upcoming conferences at
2016 ASCD Conference on Teaching Excellence
July 8–10, 2016, in New Orleans, LA
Explore bold new directions in teaching practice.
2016 ASCD Conference on Educational Leadership
November 4–6, 2016, in National Harbor, MD
This ASCD event will address your leadership needs with immediate and practical solutions.

VOTE in the 2016 ASCD General Membership Election

Voting is now open to fill two positions on ASCD's 2016–17 Board of Directors. The candidates are:
  • Phillip Caposey, Superintendent, Meridian Community Unit School District 223, Stillman Valley, IL
  • Ember Conley, Superintendent, Park City School District, Park City, UT
  • Lou Howell, Executive Director, Iowa ASCD, Urbandale, IA
  • Melanie Kay-Wyatt, Principal, Fredericksburg City Schools, Fredericksburg, VA
  • Thomas Tramaglini, Superintendent, Kenilworth School District, Kenilworth, NJ
To cast your vote, visit and log in with your member ID and password. The election closes on April 30, 2016. Please contact ASCD Governance at with any questions.

Resources on Looking at Student Work

The Formative Assessment Action Plan: Practical Steps to More Successful Teaching and Learning (ASCD, 2011) by Nancy Frey and Douglas Fisher. Stock No. 111013. $17.95 (member); $23.95 (non-member).
Two of ASCD's most popular authors, Nancy Frey and Douglas Fisher, reveal how to create a fail-safe assessment system that leads to purposeful lessons and clear indicators of student understanding.
Formative Assessment Strategies for Every Classroom: An ASCD Action Tool, 2nd Edition (ASCD, 2010) by Susan M. Brookhart. Stock No. 111005. $49.00 (member); $69.00 (non-member).
The updated second edition of this best-selling resource from assessment expert Susan M. Brookhart gives you more than 60 tools to use with students in every grade level and subject.
Grading and Group Work: How do I assess individual learning when students work together? (ASCD Arias, 2013) by Susan M. Brookhart. Stock No. SF113073. $9.99 (member); $12.99 (non-member).
Learn how to formatively assess and grade group work, including learning skills, group interaction skills, and individual achievement.
Rethinking Homework: Best Practices That Support Diverse Needs (ASCD, 2009) by Cathy Vatterott. Stock No. 108071. $18.95 (member); $23.95 (non-member).
A popular presenter known as the "Homework Lady" shows how teachers can design quality, differentiated homework tasks and implement homework strategies and support programs.

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