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September 1, 1999
Vol. 57
No. 1

ASCD in Action

Congratulations Photo Contest Winners

Thanks to all participants in ASCD's 1999 Photo Contest. The judges awarded six prizes for excellence in color and black-and-white photography. First place in color went to Piera Tombolato from Auckland, New Zealand. Her series of photos showed students hard at work on art projects. Second place went to Dale R. Myers from Eugene, Oregon, for his photo, "Vicky and Jessica at the Oregon Coast Aquarium." And third place went to Elana Luberto from Ann Arbor, Michigan, for a photo of a 2nd grader reading to a 5th grader.
The first place winner for black-and-white photos was Sara Helen Sansoucy from Westport, Massachusetts, for her photo of kindergartners at the New Bedford Whaling Museum. Second place went to Robert Miller from New Carlisle, Ohio, for a classroom shot of a student, "Mac." The third place winner was Barbara Sheehan, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for her photo of a girl holding a pumpkin.
Directions for entering our year 2000 photo contest will appear soon.

ASCD Publications Recognized

  • The Association of Educational Publishers (EdPress) honored Educational Leadership with the Best in Category—Learned Article for "The Basics in Japan: The Three Cs" by Catherine Lewis and Ineko Tsuchida (March 1998). ASCD also won Best in Category—Instructional Materials for Understanding By Design by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe. Educational Leadership was a Distinguished Achievement Award finalist in several categories: "For All the Children Who Were Thrown Away" by Daniel Brown (April 1998) for Feature Article; "The Discipline of Hope: An Interview with Herb Kohl" by Marge Scherer (September 1998) for Interview; and "How the Brain Learns" (November 1998) for One-Theme Issue. Teaching with the Brain in Mind by Eric Jensen was a finalist for Special Publications and Curriculum/ Technology Quarterly was a finalist for Newsletters.
  • The Society of National Association Publications (SNAP) Excel Awards gave the ASCD 1998 Annual Report the Gold Excel Award for Special Publications—Annual Reports. Educational Leadership also earned a Bronze Award for Magazine—Single Topic Issue for the December 1998/January 1999 issue, "The Spirit of Education."
  • The Awards for Publication Excellence (APEX) honored Educational Leadership's November 1998 issue, "How the Brain Learns," with an Award for Excellence for Magazines and Journals—Printed. The 1998 ASCD Annual Report also received an Award for Excellence.

Have You Diagnosed Your School Improvement Efforts Lately?

As you begin a new school year, take a few minutes to give your school a check-up with the ASCD School Diagnostic (http://www.ascd.org/sschools/survey.html). This short, complimentary interactive test assesses your current school needs and gives recommendations for the future. After completing the survey, you can also find out more about the new Signature Schools program by clicking on the link at the bottom of the page.

Call for Candidate Recommendations

The 1999–2000 Nominations Committee would like your nominations for candidates to run in the general membership and Board of Directors elections in 2000. Please contact either the Nominations Committee Chair, Bill Jones (e-mail: bill@d9.eaglepnt.k12.or.us; phone: 541-830-1205; fax: 541-826-7711), or Becky DeRigge at ASCD headquarters (e-mail: bderigge@ascd.org; phone: 800-933-2723 or 703-575-5601) for a set of candidacy forms. The forms are also available through ASCD's fax-on-demand service (703-575-5409, index number 1025). The completed forms must be returned to the Chair by January 31, 2000.

ASCD Resources on "Personalizing Learning"

The following is a partial list of ASCD resources on this topic. For a more complete listing, visit ASCD's Web site or call the ASCD Service Center.
  • The Differentiated Classroom. (1999). Tomlinson, C. A. Price: $17.95 (member); $21.95 (nonmember). Stock no. 199040.
  • A Brain-Based Model of Learning Styles. (1998). Nolan, M., & Howerton, L. Price: $19.95 (member); $23.95 (nonmember). Stock no. 298153.
  • The Multiple Intelligences Series. (1995). Price: $680 (member); $780 (nonmember). Stock no. 495003.
  • Differentiating Instruction for Mixed-Ability Classrooms. (1996). Tomlinson, C. A. Price: $159 (member); $191 (nonmember). Stock no. 196213.

For Your Calendar

  • 2000: New Orleans, March 25-27
  • 2001: Boston, March 17-19
  • 2002: San Antonio, March 9-11
  • The ASCD Conference on Teaching and Learning: Assessment in the Learning Organization Reno, Nevada: October 11-13
  • Supporting Teachers of Diverse Learners Baltimore, Maryland: November 15-17, 1999
  • Cooperative Learning Baltimore, Maryland: November 15-17, 1999

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