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Annual Conference 2016: Future-Ready Students

November 30- December 2, 2016

Students need more than core academic content to prepare them for life beyond school. But how do we create this richer, more engaging, more relevant learning environment in our classrooms? At #VASCD16 you will hear from nationally-recognized keynoters, engage with concurrent session presenters from Virginia schools, and add new colleagues to your professional learning network. Prepare for a tremendous learning experience!

Preconference November 30: The Power of Project- Based Learning

Join Lee Crockett, President of the Global Digital Citizen Foundation, to learn the essential elements of high-quality project-based learning; and meet faculty from Virginia schools using a variety of approaches to PBL.

Conference, Dec. 1-2: Future-Ready Students



 Ted Dintersmith, Executive Producer of the film Most Likely to Succeed and co-author with Tony Wagner of the book of the same name.



Ron Clark, Teacher and Administrator at the Ron Clark Academy, New York Times Best-Selling Author, and subject of The Ron Clark Story.



John Hodge, President of the Urban Learning and Leadership Center, and organization focused on student achievement and equity.



Jennie Magiera, CTO for Illinois Des Plaines District 62, TEDx Speaker, and author of Courageous Edventures.

Registration Fees: Complete your early bird registration by May 27 and save up to $60. Register for Conference ($295), Preconference ($175) or Both ($430). After May 27, fees increase to $325, $225, and $490.   Register here.

Interested in being a PRESENTER??? We are accepting concurrent session presentations through the end of June. Submit your idea here.

Age-Appropriate Classrooms for Young Learners

June 22, Salem Civic Center, Salem

​The program features an outstanding lineup of presenters and workshop leaders on topics including the role of play in learning, early literacy and mathematics instructional strategies, connecting with families, reducing problem behaviors, and social-emotional learning. See the program here.

Your  $139 registration includes lunch as well as access to follow-up webinars in August and September.

June 22, 8:30 am- 3:30 pm.


**Registration fees for VASCD conferences and events are not refundable. However, they are transferable. If you have registered and plan to send a substitute or have other registration questions, please contact us at (434) 466-7466 or vascd1@verizon.net. 

Disrupting Poverty: How Successful Teachers Do It

July 7, GW Carver Elementary School, Salem, VA

​Some teachers have better success with students who live in poverty than other teachers. Why is that so? The answer goes well beyond the curricula selected or teaching strategies employed. While these factors are important, the teacher-student relationship—the way teachers relate to students and engage them in the learning process—is key to helping students who live in poverty succeed. Participants will learn how to develop classroom cultures in which both they and their students thrive.

Note that this is a networked ASCD session. This institute will be broadcast from New Orleans to networked locations around the country, enabling educators to exchange best practices and ideas with connected learners.  Discussion and collaboration will be guided by an on-site facilitator from the authors' instructional team. 

Please bring a laptop or tablet. The Parrett and Budge book, Turning High-Poverty Schools into High-Performing Schools, is included in your $199 registration.

Register through ASCD at this link.