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May 1, 2013
Vol. 70
No. 8

ASCD Community in Action

ASCD Whole Child Virtual Conference

How can schools implement and sustain a whole child approach to education? ASCD invites you to participate in the free online Whole Child Virtual Conference titled "Moving from Implementation to Sustainability to Culture," which will take place May 6–10, 2013. You will
  • Hear from renowned speakers, including Pasi Sahlberg, Michael Fullan, and Andy Hargreaves.
  • Learn from experts who have successfully implemented a whole child approach in schools around the world.
  • See how ASCD's Vision in Action award-winning schools and Whole Child Network schools have implemented comprehensive, sustainable school improvement and provided for long-term student success.
  • Discuss how you can bring a whole child approach into your schools.
Twenty sessions will be broadcast live from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., eastern daylight time, on May 6–10, with additional sessions on May 2 and 3 for Australasian and European audiences. Archives of the presentations will be available after the conference. To register, go to

Interested in Serving on the Board of Directors?

If you're interested in running for a position on the 2014–15 ASCD Board of Directors, the application process will be open from September 1 through November 30, 2013. Watch for a link to the application form in future issues of Education Update and the September 2013 issue of Educational Leadership.
The ASCD Nominations Committee will determine a slate of candidates in early 2014. In spring 2014, ASCD members will vote to fill two four-year terms on the next Board of Directors.

Watch for EL's Summer Edition

Summer is a great time to plan ahead for the new school year, hone a crucial skill or two, and catch up on important education trends. Enter EL's new digital-only Summer Planning issue, available June 28! Articles in this issue will help you
  • Prepare for the Common Core.
  • Get ideas for student projects.
  • Plan for effective professional development.
  • Build relationships with families during the summer.
  • Prepare or September's innovations without losing your cool.
You can access the summer issue at, or read Educational Leadership on the iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire, and any Android device with the new EL app.
See you back in print and online in September.

Browse ASCD's 2012 Annual Report

Over the course of our 69th year, ASCD held an inaugural virtual conference, made significant enhancements to the web-based PD In Focus tool, and selected schools for the first-ever Whole Child Network. That's just a sampling of what you'll find in our online, interactive 2012 Annual Report titled Creating Solutions: The ASCD Revolution in Motion.
Use this tool to see how ASCD can support your work. Visit to get started!

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