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December 1, 2000
Vol. 58
No. 4

ASCD in Action

ASCD Resources on "The Changing Context of Education"

  • Brandt, R. (Ed.) (2000). Education in a New Era. Price: $20.95 (member); $24.95 (nonmember). Stock no. 100000.
  • Marsh, D. D. (Ed.) (1999). Preparing Our Schools for the 21st Century. Price: $16.95 (member); $20.95 (nonmember). Stock no. 199000.
  • Case, S. (2000). Educating the Leaders of the Digital Revolution. Price: $11.95 (member); $14.95 (nonmember).Stock no. 200078.
  • Educating Everybody's Children (Video Set). (2000). Includes Attitudes and Beliefs, Capitalizing on Students' Strengths, and Matching Instructional Methods to Students' Instructional Needs. Price: $410 (member); $520 (nonmember). Stock no. 400220.
  1. Implementing Standards-Based Education. (2000). Price: $189 (member); $220 (nonmember). Stock no. 999222.
  2. Educating Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students. (1998). Price: $189 (member); $220 (nonmember). Stock no. 998060.

Institutional Membership Web Site

In conjunction with the ASCD Institutional Membership, a new ASCD Web site provides individual and group professional development for members in schools and school districts. The Institutional Membership Web site features online discussions through the "Professional Development Idea Exchange," moderated by professional development expert Robby Champion. In the "Ask the Expert" area, professional development authors and specialists will answer questions and develop an ongoing dialogue with visitors. Plus, each institutional member has access to an online database of school profiles to help identify other institutions with like interests and demographics. Visit www.ascd.org to sample the Institutional Membership Web site or to find out more about ASCD Institutional Membership. Help Determine ASCD's Leadership ASCD's Nominations Committee needs recommendations for nominees for ASCD's 2001 General Membership election for the President-Elect and a Review Council member. Because of the recent membership vote in favor of a new ASCD Constitution, only the President-Elect and Review Council positions are open. The terms of incumbents in some positions are extended by one year as a part of the transition to the new constitution. Please contact the Nominations Committee Chair Tony Mello at (914) 753-3795 (phone and fax) or by e-mail at AnMello@aol.com. You may also contact Becky DeRigge at ASCD (bderigge@ascd.org) or look for the governance link on ASCD's Web site (http://www.ascd.org). Completed forms must be returned to the committee chair no later than January 31, 2001.

Results Are In

ASCD members voted to adopt the proposed changes to ASCD's constitution by an overwhelming —. Our independent audit firm received 4,405 ballots to adopt the changes, with only 74 ballots opposed to such changes or invalid. These changes will affect nominations, elections, committees, budgets, policies, and protocols through 2003. Although some changes will not go into effect immediately, current changes include a one-year reduction in the number of positions open in the 2001 elections, a one-year extension of Executive Council and Board of Directors member-at-large terms that would have expired in 2002, and new qualifications for candidates for all elected positions open in the 2002 elections.
If you have any questions, please contact Becky DeRigge by e-mail at bderigge@ascd.org, by phone at (703) 575-5601 or (800) 933-2723, or by fax at (703) 575-5408. Thanks to those who participated in this process.

For Your Calendar

  • 2001: Boston, March 17–19
  • 2002: San Antonio, March 9–11
  • 2003: San Francisco, March 8–10
  • Developing Professional Portfolios for Teachers and Administrators Philadelphia: Feb. 1–2, 2001
  • Brain-Compatible Assessment Strategies to Increase Student Success Philadelphia: Feb. 1–2, 2001
  • Teaching and Learning Through Multiple Intelligences Philadelphia: Feb.1–2, 2001

Global Education Forum

ASCD and the American Forum for Global Education sponsored a global education forum hosted by the Canadian Embassy on November 13 in Washington, D.C. Panelists discussed international issues that are influencing education, including how educators and policymakers can work together to equip students with the new knowledge and skills they need to succeed in an increasingly global world. For information, contact Don Ernst at dernst@ascd.org.

Reaching for Balance

There's still time to register for ASCD's Annual Conference and Exhibit Show, "Reaching for Balance: Resolving Educational Dilemmas," to be held in Boston on March 17–19, 2001. The conference features such speakers as Alvin Poussaint, an authority on psychology and interpersonal communication; Harold Kushner, rabbi and author of the best-seller When Bad Things Happen to Good People; and Mae Jemison, the first woman of color to go into space. We are expecting a record number of attendees this year, so please get your hotel reservations and conference registration in soon. The good news is that you can now register online—just visit ASCD's Web site.

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