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June 27-29, 2014
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2014 ASCD Conference on Teaching Excellence

2014 ASCD Conference on Teaching Excellence

June 2729, 2014
Dallas, Tex.

Explore ways to make excellent teaching the reality in every classroom.

 

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Wendy Ostroff

Aim High, Achieve More
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Children Are Born to Learn: Motivation and Engagement from a Developmental Science Perspective

Wendy Ostroff

How children learn is the single most important subject for teachers to understand. And to understand learning in all its complexity, we need to examine its development. Children's motivation and engagement are the topics of this presentation and are highlighted in the speaker's recent ASCD book, Understanding How Young Children Learn.

Wendy Ostroff will discuss processes that inspire or propel learning, such as play, confidence, self-regulation, movement, mnemonic strategies, metacognition, articulation, and collaboration. She will also distill critical findings and frameworks on children's learning into a synthesis of the important ideas for teachers to take away and reference as they design their curriculum and pedagogy.

Recorded Tuesday, August 13, 2013

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Mike Fisher
Janet Hale

Aim High, Achieve More
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Upgrade Your Curriculum

Mike Fisher and Janet Hale

In the current climate of educational accountability, new standards, teacher evaluations and student performance, educators are looking for practical ways to revitalize their curriculum design and instructional practice. In their new ASCD book, Upgrade Your Curriculum: Practical Ways to Transform Units and Engage Students, Janet Hale and Mike Fisher advocate a gradual and purposeful approach to transforming curriculum.

Join the authors as they introduce the Transformational Matrix, discuss the importance of discovering Orbits of Ability, outline their Transformation Process, and share Transformational Snapshots of real teachers doing real work. 

Participants are invited to join the Upgrade Your Curriculum ASCD EDge® group where you can engage in continued connections, collaborations, and curriculum upgrades.

Recorded August 7, 2013

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Don Kachur

Engaging Teachers in Classroom Walk-Throughs
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Walk-Throughs for Teachers Observing Peers

Donald Kachur

Learn about how to plan and implement an engaging form of embedded professional development in which teachers are actively involved as observers of peers in classroom walk-throughs. 

Kachur, author of the ASCD book Engaging Teachers in Classroom Walkthroughs, will explore how to create a teacher-led walk-through model and get teachers involved and actively participating in opportunities to observe, be observed, and engage with one another in reflective discussions on how to improve teaching and learning.

The webinar will include a focus on fostering a receptive school culture for teacher walk-throughs, the supporting role of the school principal, coordinating and scheduling walk-throughs, developing walking norms, dealing with resistant or reluctant teachers, and sustaining the walk-through momentum.

Recorded July 30, 2013

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Judy Willis

Ask Dr. Judy: Increasing Students' Reading Motivation

Judy Willis

The brain seeks patterns, and patterning is the basis for literacy. In this webinar, Dr. Judy Willis will offer strategies for building vocabulary, fluency, and reading comprehension that correlate with neuroscience research.

You'll find new practices—and tweak existing ones—that use patterning and pleasure to build literacy skills, comprehension, and memory to help students read with more enjoyment and success.

Recorded Thursday, June 6, 2013

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