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February 1, 2017
Vol. 74
No. 5

ASCD Community in Action

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Apply to Be an ASCD Emerging Leader

Nominate yourself or a colleague for the ASCD Emerging Leader program's 2017 class. All Emerging Leaders are enrolled in the program for two years and help to shape education policy, advocate for the whole child, and explore multiple ASCD leadership pathways. While in the program, educators can take advantage of numerous opportunities, such as
  • Presenting at ASCD conferences and events
  • Writing for ASCD publications
  • Facilitating the monthly #ASCDL2L Twitter chat
  • Hosting episodes of ASCD Learn Teach Lead Radio, a weekly program produced in partnership with BAM! Radio Network
The application window runs from February 1–April 1, 2017. If you are interested in the program and would like to submit a nomination, visit for more information.
Literacy Unleashed: Fostering Excellent Reading Instruction Through Classroom Visits (ASCD, 2016) by Bonnie D. Houck and Sandi B. Novak. Stock no. 116042. $21.95 (member); $29.95 (non-member).
Two literacy and leadership experts introduce their Literacy Classroom Visit Model to help administrators evaluate and improve literacy instruction in their school or district.
Achieving Next Generation Literacy: Using the Tests (You Think) You Hate to Help the Students You Love (ASCD, 2016) by Maureen Connolly and Vicky Giouroukakis. Stock no. 116023. $19.95 (member); $27.95 (non-member).
Instructional planning and strategies for the secondary ELA classroom to help all students become capable, literate individuals who are also prepared for high-stakes tests.
Read, Write, Lead: Breakthrough Strategies for Schoolwide Literacy Success (ASCD, 2014) by Regie Routman. Stock no. 113016. $28.95 (member); $37.95 (non-member).
Achieve dramatic academic improvement by entwining successful practices of literacy and leadership in your school.
The Better Writing Breakthrough: Connecting Student Thinking and Discussion to Inspire Great Writing (ASCD, 2016) by Eleanor Dougherty, Laura Billings, and Terry Roberts. Stock no. 114010. $20.95 (member); $27.95 (non-member).
This book explores writing as a means to focus student thinking, fuel deeper learning, and build complex understanding in English, social studies, math, and science.
101 Strategies to Make Academic Vocabulary Stick (ASCD, 2017) by Marilee Sprenger. Stock no. 117022. $16.95 (member); $23.95 (non-member).
Strategies any teacher can use to help students build a robust academic vocabulary that will empower them to succeed in school and in life.
Total Literacy Techniques: Tools to Help Students Analyze Literature and Informational Texts (ASCD, 2014) by Pérsida Himmele and William Himmele, with Keely Potter. Stock no. 114009. $21.95 (member); $28.95 (non-member).
This book provides 3rd through 12th grade teachers with more than 50 tools and techniques for helping students read independently and critically.
On Developing Readers: Readings from Educational Leadership (EL Essentials) (ASCD e-book, 2016), edited by Marge Scherer. Stock no. 116062E4. $3.99 (member); $4.99 (non-member).
Fifteen of the finest articles about reading published in Educational Leadership in recent years, from a dozen of the most respected experts in the field.

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ASCD Empower17: The Conference for Every Educator

March 25–27, 2017

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ASCD is reinventing its annual conference. Get inspired with a new professional learning experience that will empower you to transform your schools.

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June 30–July 2, 2017

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