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March 21-23, 2015
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"I am brain swimming from so many incredible ways to meaningfully engage students and help them take charge of their learning!"

—Craig Gastauer, Biology Teacher, Vista, Calif.

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A one-year ASCD Basic membership is included with nonmember conference registration. 


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About Pre-Conference Institutes

Arrive early for an intensive conference learning experience.

Special Pre-Conference Institutes

Museum Visits

These unique, one-day institutes at area museums include learning and hands-on activities about a variety of subjects. Choose from three learning tracks to get the most out of your visit.

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School Site Visits

During these one-day institutes, you'll tour one of three schools (elementary, middle, or high) in the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District.

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March 18–20
George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, Tex.

Powered by world-renowned experts and authors, the 70th ASCD Annual Conference and Exhibit Show Pre-Conference Institutes offer a deep dive on topics of interest to educators now. 

We offer three-, two-, and one-day institutes.

More than 30 available institutes provide intensive and immersive learning experiences in sessions about curriculum, instruction, assessment, and more, including

  • Common Core State Standards implementation
  • The Understanding by Design® framework
  • Classroom Instruction That Works
  • English language learners' instruction

Learn More About Pre-Conference Institutes and Register

Three-day Pre-Conference Institutes

Two-day Pre-Conference Institutes

One-day Pre-Conference Institutes

Pre-Conference Institute Registration Is Separate

Registration for the ASCD Annual Conference does not include registration for a Pre-Conference Institute. 

See the registration information page.



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