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June 1, 2010
Vol. 67
No. 9

ASCD Community in Action June 2010

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The Whole Child: Looking to the Future

Four years ago, ASCD launched its Whole Child Initiative with the goal of broadening the definition of education success beyond proficiency within the confines of a narrow curriculum and an insufficient accountability system. In June, ASCD is convening a distinguished group of experts to review the results of the initiative and to recommend how ASCD should approach its whole child work in the next five years.
"ASCD set out to change the conversation about education, and we've been successful in many areas," said ASCD executive director Gene R. Carter. "We're now seeking critical review of our work to date and help in establishing our future direction, especially our global reach, given the worldwide interest in whole child policies and practices."

Healthy, Safe—and Whole

ASCD has a compelling new e-book hot off the virtual press: Keeping the Whole Child Healthy and Safe: Reflections on Best Practices in Learning, Teaching, and Leadership. Edited by Marge Scherer, editor in chief of Educational Leadership, the newest e-book features a collection of articles from EL and other ASCD publications and explores what it means to foster health and safety for students. The authors look at the issues from many angles, addressing both physical and mental health and safety. This e-book—the fourth in a four-book series on educating the whole child—recognizes that health and safety are not just curriculum topics, but that we should be integrating them into the teaching and learning environment. For more information about the Whole Child e-books, visit www.ascd.org/Publications/Books/Whole_Child_E-Books.aspx.


Do you know an emerging education leader who exemplifies excellence and equity in teaching and learning? Do you know a teacher or an administrator under the age of 40 who should be recognized for his or her outstanding work?
If so, nominate that educator for ASCD's Outstanding Young Educator Award (OYEA). ASCD will honor up to two outstanding young educators from the teacher and administrator categories. Any full-time educator can nominate a colleague. Go to www.ascd.org/oyea to complete the online nomination form. Nominations for the 2011 award close August 1, 2010.
The 2011 OYEA winners will be honored at the 2011 ASCD Annual Conference in San Francisco, California, March 26–28, 2011, and will receive a $10,000 award from ASCD as well as a complimentary one-year membership.

What Do You Think—About the Digital EL?

Did you know you can share articles by e-mail in the digital version of EL? That you can enlarge the font? Read the magazine online or offline?
Take a few minutes to let us know how you're using the new digital EL, what you like about it, and how you think we can improve the publication to better meet your needs. Go to www.ascd.org/digitalel to access the latest digital EL and take the short survey.
Never Work Harder Than Your Students, 2nd Edition. By Robyn R. Jackson (2018). Stock No. 118034.

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