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November 1, 2014
Vol. 72
No. 3

ASCD Community in Action

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EL, Engagement—And a New Form of PD

In its upcoming Professional Development Institute titled "Engaged and Inspired: High-Impact Strategies to Motivate and Challenge Each Learner," ASCD offers a new three-part model for professional development. (See the for dates and locations.) Parts 1 and 3 will feature virtual learning; Part 2 will take place face-to-face. The institute will be led by ASCD faculty member Stefani Hite.
Three weeks before the on-site institute day, participants will discuss, online, student motivation using articles from the September 2014 issue of Educational Leadership on "Motivation Matters." Participants will then meet in person to delve into a wide variety of student engagement and participation strategies. Finally, the virtual learning community will reconvene online for coaching and to collaborate with other participants as they embed their new tools into their instructional practices.
For more information on this and other Professional Development Institutes, go to www.ascd.org/institutes.

ASCD to Cohost EdSpace

In partnership with North Carolina ASCD, ASCD is cohosting an ASCD EdSpace professional development event titled "Culture, Purpose, and Structured Teaching" from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. eastern time on November 7, 2014, at the Greensboro Marriott Downtown, Greensboro, North Carolina.
Much like EdCamp and unconference approaches, ASCD EdSpace provides dynamic and personalized learning for educators. The ideas that attendees will bring back to the classroom are based on the Framework for Intentional and Targeted Teaching (FIT), which emphasizes school and classroom culture, establishing purpose, gradual release of responsibility, and formative and summative assessments. FIT teaching cadre member Deb Cale will lead the face-to-face portion of the day; ASCD authors and FIT teaching co-creators Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey will attend virtually to share their knowledge of how culture, purpose, and structured teaching lead to student achievement.
Registration for the ASCD EdSpace is $155. For more information or to register, go to http://www.ascd.org/professional-development/ncascd-culture-purpose-structured-teaching-pd-experience.aspx.

Upcoming ASCD Webinars

  • November 11, 2014: "<LINK URL="https://ascd.webex.com/ascd/onstage/g.php?d=647356725&amp;t=a">Feel Well, Teach Well: Ways to Gain and Sustain Wellness In and Out of the Classroom</LINK>." Presenters M. Nora Mazzone and Barbara Miglionico are coauthors of <LINK URL="http://www.ascd.org/ascdarias/title/Stress_Busting-Strategies-for-Teachers@How-do-I-manage-the-pressures-of-teaching.aspx">Stress-Busting Strategies for Teachers: How Do I Manage the Pressures of Teaching?</LINK> (ASCD, 2014).
  • December 9, 2014: "<LINK URL="https://ascd.webex.com/ascd/onstage/g.php?d=644900080&amp;t=a">Close Reading: Teaching the Comprehension Skills of Text Analysis and Evaluation</LINK>." Presenters Diane Lapp, Barbara Moss, Maria Grant, and Kelly Johnson are coauthors of A Close Look at Close Reading, Grades K–5: Teaching Students to Analyze Complex Texts (ASCD, forthcoming).
For more information or to register, go to www.ascd.org/professional-development/webinars.aspx.
 

ASCD Calendar of Events

Sign up now for these upcoming conferences and Professional Development Institutes (PDIs). For details on conferences, visit www.ascd.org/conferences. For PDIs, visit www.ascd.org/institutes.
Oct. 31–Nov. 2, 2014 Orlando, FL
PDI: Disrupting Poverty: Turning High-Poverty Schools into High-Performing Schools
Nov. 11–12 Memphis, TN
Dec. 2–3 San Diego (La Jolla), CA
Dec. 9–10 Atlanta, GA
Jan. 20–21 Phoenix, AZ
PDI: Differentiated Instruction and the New Standards: Helping All Learners Succeed with Challenging Content
Nov. 13–14 Memphis, TN
Dec. 3–4 Long Beach, CA
Dec. 11–12 Atlanta, GA
Jan. 22–23 Phoenix, AZ
PDI: FIT Teaching: An Introduction to the Framework for Intentional and Targeted Teaching
Nov. 11–12 Memphis, TN
Dec. 2–3 San Diego (La Jolla), CA
Dec. 3–4 Long Beach, CA
Jan. 20–21 Phoenix, AZ
PDI: Building Teachers' Capacity for Success: A Collaborative Approach for Coaches and School Leaders
Nov. 13–14 Memphis, TN
Dec. 1–2 Long Beach, CA
Dec. 4–5 San Diego (La Jolla), CA
Dec. 11–12 Atlanta, GA
Jan. 22–23 Phoenix, AZ
PDI: Essential Questions: Opening Doorways to Student Understanding
Dec. 2 Long Beach, CA
Dec. 4 San Diego (La Jolla), CA
Dec. 9 Atlanta, GA
PDI: Engaged and Inspired: High-Impact Strategies to Motivate and Challenge Each Learner
Dec. 1 Long Beach, CA
Dec. 5 San Diego (La Jolla), CA
Dec. 10 Atlanta, GA
March 21–23, 2015 Houston, TX

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