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April 14, 2014
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Conference Retrospective
2014 ASCD Annual Conference and Exhibit Show
Education professionals from around the world gathered in Los Angeles last month for the ASCD 69th Annual Conference and Exhibit Show.

Educators who took part in this year's event learned about the necessity to prepare learners to be creative, critically minded and compassionate citizens. Sessions showcased ideas and best-practice strategies that are driving student achievement and teacher and leadership effectiveness.

In this conference retrospective, we highlight some of the keynote speakers from the conference, including best-selling author Daniel Pink. We also shine a light on this year's winner of the ASCD Whole Child Award.  

Don't forget to start planning for the 2015 ASCD Annual Conference and Exhibit Show, March 21 to 23 in Houston.

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Conference News 
  • Vision in Action: The ASCD Whole Child Award
    Washington Montessori School, a public magnet school in the Guilford County District in North Carolina, was named the 2014 Vision in Action: The ASCD Whole Child Award winner at the recent ASCD Annual Conference in Los Angeles. The award recognizes schools that move beyond a vision for educating the whole child to actions that result in learners who are knowledgeable, emotionally and physically healthy, civically active, artistically engaged, ready for the world beyond formal schooling and more. ASCD.org/Conference Daily. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • ASCD Institutes meet Common Core State Standards needs
    ASCD is offering institutes to introduce strategies and plans for determining Common Core State Standards readiness, for using new CCSS curriculum and assessment tools and for learning new CCSS instructional strategies in English language arts and literacy and mathematics. These one-, two- or three-day institutes are designed to provide greater support to educators as they continue to implement the CCSS. ASCD.org/Conference Daily. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • A new framework for health and education
    ASCD has partnered with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to launch a new coordinated school health model. The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model combines and builds on elements of the original coordinated school health model and the whole child tenets. The model aims to strengthen a unified and collaborative approach to learning and health and calls for a greater collaboration across the community, across the school and across sectors to meet the needs of each child. ASCD.org/Conference Daily. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Presenter Tips and Tools 
  • Daniel Pink: Perfecting your power to move others
    Best-selling author Daniel Pink delivered his keynote address to thousands of educators at ASCD's Annual Conference and Exhibit Show in Los Angeles. He argued that, in a significant way, educators are also persuaders. "A big part of what you do is try to move people," Pink said. He recommended educators build persuasive techniques on three core qualities -- attunement, buoyancy and clarity. Pink also shared six evidence-based strategies for moving others to your cause. ASCD.org/Conference Daily. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Survival tips for new principals
    In their presentation at the ASCD conference in Los Angeles, Susan Kessler, April Snodgrass and Andrew Davis of Nashville Public Schools in Tennessee discussed the struggles of being a new principal and shared valuable insight for surviving the first year. The trio shared tips that played an integral part in their own success, including creating a vision, communicating high expectations consistently and more. ASCD.org/Conference Daily. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Russell Quaglia: From dreaming to doing
    Aspirations -- having goals and being inspired in the present to pursue them -- challenge us to match our dreams with actions, explained Dr. Russell Quaglia during his ASCD Annual Conference general session in Los Angeles. "The disconnect between kids' hopes and dreams and how they're going to reach them is profound," he said. Quaglia shared insights from more than 20 years of research pointing to the common-sense approaches schools can take to help students live their dreams. ASCD.org/Conference Daily. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Gaming in the classroom can be an epic win
    Game designer and author Jane McGonigal held a session at ASCD's Annual Conference advocating that gaming is not a waste of time but, in fact, can be an incredibly positive thing. "If these kids are spending so much of their time in such great states of learning with games, why aren't they really successful in the classroom?" asked McGonigal. She presented opportunities to integrate gaming into the classroom and showcased how gaming can provide a positive environment for learning. ASCD.org/Conference Daily. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
We'll get you to Common Core success with our K-12 training and resources!
Check out the new DataWORKS' website and join our road trip to see how our tangible training and rigorous resources help administrators, teachers, and students achieve Common Core Success. You can join the ride regardless of previous training or existing curriculum and see a clear path to greater student achievement.
ASCD Resources 
We'll get you to Common Core success with our K-12 training and resources!
Check out the new DataWORKS' website and join our road trip to see how our tangible training and rigorous resources help administrators, teachers, and students achieve Common Core Success. You can join the ride regardless of previous training or existing curriculum and see a clear path to greater student achievement.
  

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