News & Updates

Partnering with Principals and Teacher Leaders

​When Principals and Teacher Leaders work in a coordinated way to improve mathematics instruction, the results for students can be significant. This institute is designed to guide the team's thinking about the characteristics of high-quality mathematics instruction, and to provide them with strategies to support mathematics instruction school-wide.

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VASCD Advocates Connect with Legislators

VASCD Advocates are our heroes! 

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VASCD Speaks

Dean Smith, The Tarheels, and AFL in Action, by Scott Habeeb

​Scott Habeeb reminds us that Dean Smith was not only a legendary coach, but an expert practitioner in assessment for learning.

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Virginia ASCD Online Resources


Read past issues of Virginia Educational Leadership and our quarterly newsletter. Materials from recent conferences and institutes are also found here.

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Virginia Educational Leadership Journal is published exclusively online. This peer-reviewed journal highlights some of the best innovative and scholarly work being done by Virginia educators.

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Legislative Updates

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Welcome to Virginia ASCD

Advancing Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Leading

Virginia ASCD, an affiliate of ASCD, is a membership organization dedicated to advancing excellence in Virginia's schools. We are teachers, superintendents, university professors, building leaders, teacher education students, and central office leaders. We represent a variety of roles, but we share a single purpose- ensuring a world-class education for every Virginia student.

Each year, VASCD sponsors several one-day Professional Development Institutes and two conferences, which provide outstanding professional learning opportunities for Virginia educators. Through our influence work, we promote education policy that is driven by what we know about teaching and learning. Our publications not only keep members informed, but also provide access to scholarly work being done by Virginia educators. 

Upcoming Events

Online Course: Designing Performance Assessments

Online and asynchronous

​This 20-hour online course from ASCD (available at a discount through VASCD) provides an introduction to performance assessment design.

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Sue Brookhart Webinars (recorded)

Recordings of February webinars

Sue Brookhart, author of the ASCD books How to Design Questions and Tasks to Assess Student Thinking and How to Create and Use Rubrics for Formative Assessment and Grading, presented two informative webinars for Virginia educators in February.  Access to the recorded webinars is available through May 2015.

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Partnering with Principals and Teacher Leaders:  Mathematics Leadership Institute

September 29-30, December 10

​This three-day institute is designed to help elementary and middle school principals  and teacher leaders support systemic high-quality mathematics learning throughout their schools.


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