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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VASCD Advocates Connect with Legislators

VASCD Advocates are our heroes! 

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VASCD Speaks

Popping Bubble Wrap, by John Hendron

​What might a sheet of bubble wrap have to do with learning math?  

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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

Partnering with Principals and Teacher Leaders:  Mathematics Leadership Institute

March 25-26 and June 5

​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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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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Formative Assessment Leadership

March 12, The Place at Innsbrook, Richmond

Karen Sanzo and Steve Myran lead tis interactive workshop to help participants integrate formative assessment into instruction AND use data from these assessments to inform decision making. 

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Fair Isn’t Always Equal

March 19, 2015, Holmes Middle School, Alexandria

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Rick Wormeli offers the latest research combined with common sense thinking to help teachers make sense of assessment and grading practices in today's differentiated classrooms. 

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