News & Updates

Thanks to all who attended our 2014 Annual Conference!

​Our 2014 Annual Conference was a great success, thanks to everyone who attended this year. A special thanks to our sponsors and exhibitors for participating this year. Check our website again soon for information about next year's conference!

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Support the National Whole Child Resolution!

​On July 8, 2014 a National Whole Child Resolution was introduced in the House of Representatives. We can help pass it!

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VASCD Speaks

Conduct Better Interviews

​Jennifer Hindman, author of the ASCD Aria titled Effective Teacher Interviews: How Do I Hire Good Teachers?, suggests practices for making the best possible hires.

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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

​​Check back with us soon for this newly added feature!

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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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Formative Assessment: The Leadership Perspective (webinar)

January 20, 4:30- 5:30 via Adobe Connect

​This interactive webinar for team, school, and division leaders shares lessons learned about leading school initiatives to integrate formative assessment into daily instruction.

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Building and Using High Quality Classroom Performance Assessment

January 20, Doubletree Hotel, Charlottesville, 9:00- 3:00

Join Chris Gareis, Associate Professor at the College of William and Mary, and learn how to "design and align" performance tasks, response formats, and grading plans for instructional units based on the Virginia Standards of Learning.

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Performance Assessment Design for Teachers

January 30, 2015, The Greencroft Club, Charlottesville

Learn to apply a user-friendly format  to construct performance tasks that both align with the Standards of Learning and tap into higher-order thinking skills. 

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Formative Assessment for Learning

February 5, 2015, Jefferson Center, Roanoke

Join Scott Habeeb and learn about assessments that keep students engaged in learning while they demonstrate what they know and can do!

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