News & Updates

Invitation to Exhibit

This year we have a combination of unique speakers and will have a variety of presenters and topics of discussion during our breakout sessions at both conferences. Limited space is available so please secure your exhibit booth today!
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​Nominations are open for VASCD's Annual Awards. Know someone deserving?

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VASCD Speaks

Why a Child Poverty Target is Good Education Policy

​Thanks to the Campaign for Children's Kevin Lindsey for alerting us about this important policy issue. Poverty affects achievement, and our children need our help as advocates as well as teachers.

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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

September 29-30 and December 10, 2015

​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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VASCD’s Southwest Virginia Conference

October 7, 2015; Abingdon

​Our conference is themed Encouraging Student Voice and Choice. The day will begin with keynoter Allison Zmuda, author of Learning Personalized. Participants will also choose from outstanding concurrent sessions and have opportunities to visit with exhibitors. Come join us in beautiful Abingdon!

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Alternative Assessment Summit

October 5-6, 2015, The Hotel Roanoke

VASCD is co-sponsoring the Summit with VASS (The Virginia Association of School Superintendents), VDOE (The Virginia Department of Education) and VSUP (The Virginia School University Partnership). We encourage our members to attend.

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Teaching, Learning and Poverty

Sept. 22 at Shenandoah University and Oct. 28 at Longwood University

​Teaching, Learning and Poverty: Meeting the Needs of a New Demographic is a multi-session institute intended to deepen educators' understanding of the inequities and challenges of children and families living in poverty, and to help schools respond with actions that have positive effects.

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Workshops for Instructional Coaches and Teacher Leaders

October 13 at Shenandoah University and November 10 at Blue Ridge Community College

Learn models and strategies for successfully engaging colleagues in continuous improvement of teaching practice.

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