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2016 ASCD Annual Conference Theme

Learn. Teach. Lead.

This Is Where You Get The Tools to Put It All Together

LEARN

  • Attend sessions on everything from self-reflection to organization, and load up on resources you can use in the classroom.
  • Hear an inspiring message of hope, transformation, and possibility from original Freedom Writer Manny Scott.
  • Visit more than 300 education companies in the Exhibit Show.

TEACH

  • Learn from your peers and share your own experience in interactive sessions.
  • Hear insights about a growth mind-set and student motivation from psychologist and author Carol Dweck.
  • Take away a wealth of resources you can put into practice as soon as you return to your classroom.

LEAD

  • Attend sessions to help you inspire your team and move your district forward.
  • Learn from ASCD author Mike Schmoker where to focus your time, efforts, and resources to ensure that all students are prepared for college, careers, and citizenship.
  • Network with thousands of educators from around the world.

Choose Your Conference Learning Path

This year, ASCD has added learning paths to help frame the structure and content of the 71st Annual Conference and Exhibit Show program. But how do you know which path(s) to choose? The following suggested learning paths for each educator role will help you organize sessions you wish to attend in a meaningful way.

TEACHERS

  • Assessment
  • Effective ELA strategies/standards
  • Effective math strategies/standards
  • Instructional strategies
  • Professional learning
  • Student engagement
  • Teacher leadership and effectiveness


PRINCIPALS

  • Poverty and equity
  • Principal leadership and effectiveness
  • Professional learning
  • Special populations
  • Student engagement
  • Teacher leadership and effectiveness


SUPERINTENDENTS

  • Effective ELA strategies/standards
  • Poverty and equity
  • Principal leadership and effectiveness
  • Technology
  • Whole child


SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS

  • Data management
  • Instructional strategies
  • Principal leadership and effectiveness
  • Special populations
  • Technology


UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS

  • Instructional strategies
  • Poverty and equity
  • Principal leadership and effectiveness
  • Teacher leadership and effectiveness
  • Whole child


STAFF DEVELOPERS

  • Principal leadership and effectiveness
  • Professional learning
  • Teacher leadership and effectiveness

Still not sure? Browse the full list of conference sessions by learning path to see what's available and start custom-designing your learning journey.

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2016 SPONSORS

Lead Sponsor

  • Microsoft
  • SAFARI Montage

Sponsoring Partner

  • Scantron
  • OverDrive

Platinum Sponsors

  • Corwin
  • Follett Learning
  • Learning Sciences International

Gold Sponsor

  • Discovery Education

Silver Sponsor

  • Common Sense Education
  • Marco
  • TIAA

Featured Sponsor

  • Second Step
  • SmartBrief

Supporting Sponsor

  • Lockton
  • Observer Tab
  • Principal
  • Rickard Squared