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.
Communicating, Collaborating, Coaching: How Great Instructional Coaches Work With Teachers
Feb. 5, 2014, Mechanicsville
This session is intended for instructional coaches, specialists, building administrators, and teacher leaders- anyone who works with teachers to improve instructional practice.
Partnering with Principals Mathematics Leadership Institute
February with Follow up in April or May- see detailed description
This three-day institute is designed to help elementary and middle school principals support systemic high-quality mathematics learning throughout their schools. The Institute is co-sponsored by the Virginia Mathematics and Science Coalition, VASCD, VCTM, and the Virginia Department of Education.
Effective Strategies to Improve Children’s Abilities to Control their Behaviors and Emotions
March 7 in Richmond, March 11 in Daleville (near Roanoke)
This session, especially designed for PreK and Kindergarten teachers, teaches evidence-based strategies to reduce behaviors that disrupt children's engagement and learning.
Go Beyond the Content: Creating Inspirational Culture
April 9 in Richmond
Scott Habeeb, Principal, Salem High School
Just as teachers actively create engaging content lessons, the must also actively create an inspiring culture. Academic problems are rooted in what students believe about themselves and life more than in intellectual weakness. Learn practical ways to address student belief systems and inspire students in your classroom.
Fair Isn’t Always Equal
June 24 in Alexandria
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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