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October 1, 2019
Vol. 77
No. 2

ASCD Community in Action

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Social-emotional learning

ASCD Welcomes New Affiliates

ASCD's Board of Directors is pleased to announce their approval of new ASCD affiliates in Argentina, Jamaica, New Mexico, and Nova Scotia. ASCD affiliates are geographically based groups of educators who work to enrich learning in local communities, influence education policy, and exchange high-quality education practices. ASCD has 66 national and international affiliates that function as separate education organizations working collaboratively as part of the greater ASCD community to serve educators who serve children.
Argentina ASCD will provide professional learning and resources through teacher training programs at major universities. Jamaica ASCD has served educators as a longtime ASCD Connected Community and has grown to achieve affiliate status. New Mexico ASCD will build a network for thought leadership and collaboration for educators at all levels. And Nova Scotia ASCD will promote the Whole Child through its work with the Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.
To learn more about ASCD's affiliate community and to see a full list of affiliates, please visit www.ascd.org/affiliates.

Awards Roundup

Join ASCD in celebrating the following award-winning products and publications in 2019:
In the 14th annual Teachers' Choice Awards, Learning magazine named ASCD illustrated book Cay and Adlee Find Their Voice a winner in the Children's Book category.
The Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented named ASCD book Doing Poorly on Purpose: Strategies to Reverse Underachievement and Respect Student Dignity as a Legacy Award winner.
Educational Leadership magazine and newsletters Education Update and ASCD Express won four 2019 EXCEL Awards from Association Media & Publishing. In the category of Magazines: Featured Article (50,001–100,000 Circulation), EL won a Gold award for "Taking Back Baltimore Through the Arts" by Sia Kyriakakos and won a Silver award for "Emotional Resilience: The Missing Ingredient" by Elena Aguilar. Education Update won a Gold award in the Newsletters: Editorial Excellence (Print) category for the January 2018 issue "Push, Don't Pity, Students in Poverty." ASCD Express won a Gold award in the Newsletters: Editorial Excellence (Digital) category for the August 23, 2018 issue "Setting the Tone for September."
Communications Concepts awarded an APEX Award for Publication Excellence to the December 2018/January 2019 issue of Educational Leadership on the theme "The Arts and Creativity in Schools."
In The National Press Club's 2018 TIVA Peer Awards – Spotlight on Excellence, the ASCD Digital Group took home the Bronze. Watch a preview of the winning video, Unpacking Fractions: Visual and Tactile Representations of Fractions Video, on ASCD Streaming.
Graphic Design USA's American Inhouse Design Awards received more than 5,500 entries for 2019. They chose to recognize the top 15 percent—including the following eight winning entries by ASCD's inhouse design team:

Upcoming ASCD Conferences

2019 Conference on Educational Leadership November 8–10, 2019 National Harbor, MD
Whether your leadership imperatives are in a classroom, a school, or systemwide, this event will address your needs with practical solutions.
Empower 20: Learning, Teaching, and Leading Together March 13–16, 2020 Los Angeles, CA
Get empowered to connect with the resources, knowledge, and community you need to implement innovative and effective leadership and instruction.

What Educators Really Think

We asked educators which of the following school security measures they think is most effective in preventing school violence. Here's how they responded.
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A total of 396 readers responded to this question, which appeared in ASCD SmartBrief's ED Pulse online poll on June 20, 2019.
Keeping Students Safe Every Day: How to Prepare for and Respond to School Violence, Natural Disasters, and Other Hazards (ASCD, 2018) by Amy Klinger and Amanda Klinger. Stock no. 119002.
School safety experts Amy Klinger and Amanda Klinger offer practical guidance and tools to assist educators in crisis prevention and response in schools.
Relationship, Responsibility, and Regulation: Trauma-Invested Practices for Fostering Resilient Learners (ASCD, 2018) by Kristin Van Marter Souers with Pete Hall. Stock no. 119027.
This follow-up to the award-winning Fostering Resilient Learners explores how teachers can help students thrive by creating learning environments shaped around relationship, responsibility, and regulation.
Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom (Quick Reference Guide) (ASCD, 2019) by Kristin Souers and Pete Hall. Stock no. QRG118054 (single) or QRG118054P (25-pack).
Building on their award-winning book, Kristin Souers and Pete Hall present 12 practical, easy-to-implement strategies to help students living with trauma thrive in the classroom.

ASCD Membership

ASCD members receive Education Update, our award-winning monthly newsletter focused on trends in K–12 education, instructional and leadership practices, and new research that informs learning and teaching. Additional content supporting this month's EL theme on school safety is available in ASCD's members-only archive, including these great Education Update articles:
You can find even more resources on ASCD's page dedicated to supporting the Whole Child initiative, www.ascd.org/programs/The-Whole-Child/Safe.aspx.

EL’s experienced team of writers and editors produces Educational Leadership magazine, an award-winning publication that reaches hundreds of thousands of K-12 educators and leaders each year. Our work directly supports the mission of ASCD: To empower educators to achieve excellence in learning, teaching, and leading so that every child is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. 

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