Leadership - Texas ASCD

Leadership
The Bi-Monthly Newsletter from Texas ASCD
Volume 9, Issue 1
2015 LEGISLATIVE AGENDA ISSUE
March 2015
Texas ASCD’s Day at the Capitol
Board Visits with Texas Legislators
February 2015 - Austin, Texas
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Day at the Capitol................. 1
2015 Legislative Agenda...... 2
New - ignite15 Awards ........... 8
Professional Learning........... 11
Membership Form................. 12
exas ASCD’s Board of Directors spread the message
of “Future-ready education for the Whole Child” to
dozens of key legislators, House Education Committee
members, and Senate Education Committee members,
during the 84th Texas Legislative Session.
To prepare for their Day at the Capitol, board
members and guests met with Texas ASCD member
Anderson
David Anderson, HillCo Partners, for an update on the State legislative
scene. Anderson briefed the group on key legislators for the group to
contact, crucial issues for this session, including full
day Pre-K, vouchers, instructional material allotment,
and other hot topic bills.
June 15-17, 2015
Irving Convention Center
Griffith
Earlybird Rates end April 19th!
Learn more and register at
www.txascd.org
ASCD Policy Director David Griffith presented “The
National Schene and Insight to Work Needed by All”
to the group, and provided hands-on coaching to
board members during their visits with legislators.
Executive Committee Board Members, Bill Bechtol (VicePresident Elect) and Gena Gardiner (Influence Liaison),
led activities to help participants advocate effectively and
communicate a consistent message to legislators that included
essential components of Texas ASCD’s 2015 Legislative Agenda:
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Adopt the Texas Whole Child Initiative
Improve Educator Effectiveness
Embrace a flexible system of assessment and accountability
Provide adequate and appropriate funding
Allow local control
DAY AT THE CAPITOL CONTINUES ON PAGE 2
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DAY AT THE CAPITOL CONTINUES FROM PAGE 1
Participants had successful visits with
legislators and aides, furthering Texas ASCD’s
influence and visibility.
The full 2015 Texas ASCD Legislative Agenda
begins on page 3. Interested in contacting your
representatives? Visit the Texas ASCD website at:
http://www.congressweb.com/txascd.
From left: Board member Abigayle
Barton, Ed.D. and Representative Alma
Allen, Vice Chair of the House Education
Committee.
Texas ASCD Board Members and Guests on the Texas Capitol’s Steps
From Left: Yolanda M. Rey, Ph.D., Texas ASCD Executive Director; David Griffith,
ASCD; Suzanne Burke, Ph.D., Austin ISD; Gena Gardiner, Highland Park ISD.
Back row: Bill Bechtol, Eanes ISD; Tasha Barker, Learning List; Patricia Birney, Ed.D.,
East Central ISD; Abigayle Barton, Ed.D., Corpus Christi ISD; and, Roy J. Garcia, Jr.,
Cypress-Fairbanks ISD.
Board Members Recognized
for Service
DEADLINE:
APRIL 3, 2015
Texas ASCD Board
Members were honored for their service at the February
2015 Board Meeting held in Austin,
Texas. Recognized
members
included past president,
Al Hambrick, Ed.D., executive committee
member, Suzanne Burke, Ph.D. (pictured
right, above) and member, Abigayle
Barton, Ed.D.
2015 TEXAS ASCD ANNUAL CONFERENCE
OCT. 26-28 in AUSTIN, TEXAS
Visit www.txascd.org to submit!
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2015 Legislative Agenda
FUTURE-READY EDUCATION FOR THE WHOLE CHILD
Adopt the Texas Whole Child Initiative to ensure that:
Each student is healthy, physically and emotionally safe, engaged in learning, supported by qualified, caring
adults, and challenged academically.
Ensure a Well-Rounded Education that prepares students for college and careers and to be active, productive
citizens.
Ensure access to Social and Emotional Learning and the supports necessary for students to maximize their
potential.
IMPROVE EDUCATOR EFFECTIVENESS
Ensure resources and support for educator preparation programs and on-going professional learning programs.
Provide resources and time for induction and mentoring programs for new teachers.
Provide on-going, job-embedded professional learning opportunities to help educators.
ASSESSMENT AND ACCOUNTABILITY
Consider and embrace a flexible system of assessment and accountability to better meet the changing needs and
complex diversity of Texas students. A new system should:
yy Focus on high priority learning standards.
yy Reduce the length of tests to a developmentally appropriate amount of time.
yy Provide an alternative method that allows students to graduate when they are unable to pass an End
of Course (EOC) test after multiple attempts.
ADEQUATE AND APPROPRIATE FUNDING
Provide appropriate funding so public schools can meet the needs of an increasingly diverse student population
and the demands of increasing graduation requirements and expectations under the state assessment program.
yy Appropriately fund staff, materials, and resources necessary for mandated accelerated instruction to
meet the Student Success Initiative and graduation requirements.
yy Include funding for high-quality early childhood programs, including full funding of Pre-Kindergarten
for all eligible students, to support English Language Learners and reduce socioeconomic disparities.
yy Fund professional learning.
yy Increase funding for the Instructional Materials Allotment.
LOCAL CONTROL
Relieve schools from unfunded legislative mandates and administrative requirements that are untimely, strain
school budgets, and detract from teaching and learning.
POLICY ISSUE
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Future-Ready Education for
the Whole Child
Adopt the Texas Whole Child Initiative to ensure that:
yy Each student enters school healthy and learns about and practices a healthy lifestyle.
yy Each student learns in an environment that is physically and emotionally safe for students and adults.
yy Each student is actively engaged in learning and is connected to the school and broader community.
yy Each student has access to personalized learning and is supported by qualified, caring adults.
yy Each student is challenged academically and prepared for success in college or further study and for
employment and participation in a global environment.
Ensure a Well-Rounded Education that prepares students for college and careers and to be active, productive
citizens who positively contribute to their communities by:
yy Providing access to all academic subjects. Students need proficiency in subjects beyond those
tested by the State Assessment Program including fine arts, history and civics, foreign languages, and
physical education and health.
yy Providing access to Advance Placement, International Baccalaureate, and/or Dual Credit courses to all
interested students.
yy Providing a rigorous and relevant curriculum that emphasizes future-ready skills and processes
including collaboration, critical thinking, communication, and creativity.
yy Providing access to multiple enrichment activities including athletics, fine arts, and clubs and student
organizations.
yy Continuing multiple graduation pathways that allow students to pursue interests and passions.
yy Providing instruction to develop global literacy skills and dispositions. Students need global literacy
to understand and act on issues of global significance.
yy Providing opportunities for both student voice and student choice. Voice and choice help students to
self-assess and self-manage their own personal learning journeys.
Ensure access to Social and Emotional Learning and the supports necessary for students to maximize their
potential by:
yy Providing programs in social and emotional learning including anti-bullying, anti-harassment, and
drug and alcohol programs.
yy Providing counseling services.
yy Providing mental health services.
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POLICY ISSUE
2
Improve Educator
Effectiveness
Ensure resources and support for educator preparation programs and on-going professional learning programs
to help classroom teachers, school leaders, and other educators to maximize student learning.
Provide resources and time for induction and mentoring programs for new teachers.
Provide on-going, job-embedded professional learning opportunities to help educators:
yy Deeply understand content.
yy Improve their pedagogical skills.
yy Improve their assessment skills.
yy Provide support for social and emotional learning.
yy Leverage technology to enhance learning.
POLICY ISSUE
yy Design tasks that promote learning and engagement in a student-centered setting.
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Assessment and
Accountability
Consider and embrace a flexible system of assessment and accountability to better meet the changing needs and
complex diversity of Texas students. A new system should:
yy Focus on high priority learning standards so that students have adequate instructional time for deep
and complex understanding.
yy Reduce the number of required tests by testing only certain grade levels and using random sampling.
yy Reduce the length of tests to a developmentally appropriate amount of time.
yy Provide an alternative method that allows students to graduate when they are unable to pass an End
of Course (EOC) test after multiple attempts.
yy Allow for multiple measures for assessment such as portfolios, rubrics, student interviews, narrative
writing and oral testing as a collective means to determine student achievement and progress.
yy Simplify the current highly-complicated accountability system.
yy Provide for public reporting of data without the assignment of ratings.
yy Continue, with possible modifications and additions, the inclusion of nonacademic factors found in
the Community and Students Engagement Self-Evaluation.
www.txascd.org
POLICY ISSUE
4
Adequate and Appropriate
Funding
Provide appropriate funding so public schools can meet the needs of an increasingly diverse student population
and the demands of increasing graduation requirements and expectations under the state assessment program.
Appropriations for public education should:
yy Appropriately fund staff, materials, and resources necessary for mandated accelerated instruction
to meet Student Success Initiative and graduation requirements.
yy Provide funding for support programs and extended time to help students meet state standards.
yy Provide funding for social and emotional learning, counseling, and mental health services.
yy Repurpose funds dedicated to the current state testing program by reducing the amount of testing
and applying the funds to support teaching and learning assessed through multiple measures.
yy Include funding for high-quality early childhood programs, including full funding of
Pre-Kindergarten for all eligible students, to support English Language Learners and reduce
socioeconomic disparities.
yy Fund professional learning, including additional professional learning days, to improve instruction
and address students’ evolving needs.
POLICY ISSUE
yy Increase funding for the Instructional Materials Allotment so districts can provide necessary
instructional materials and instructional technology resources and delivery systems to engage
students in digital learning to ensure they are future-ready.
5
Local Control
Relieve schools from unfunded legislative mandates and administrative requirements that are untimely, strain
school budgets, and detract from teaching and learning including:
y Providing school districts local control of the start date of the school calendar allows the first
semester to end before the Winter Break with similar days of instruction between semesters.
y Allowing school districts to have sufficient funding to provide fiscal discretion to meet the needs
of children in their local schools.
www.txascd.org
The 5 million students in Texas public schools are the future of Texas. Legislative actions and decisions must
promote their success through the development of the whole child. The Texas Whole Child Initiative is based on the
concept that, in order for a child to be educated successfully, he/she must be: healthy, safe, engaged, supported,
and challenged.
It is time for Texas policymakers to embrace the Texas Whole Child Initiative and provide a well-rounded education
that is authentic, relevant, and rigorous while emphasizing future-ready skills and processes.
Texas ASCD calls on the Texas Legislature to adopt the following recommendations during the 2015 Legislative
Session.
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Adopt the Texas Whole Child Initiative
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Improve Educator Effectiveness
3
Embrace a flexible system of assessment and accountability
4
Provide adequate and appropriate funding
5
Allow local control
Who We Are:
The Texas Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (Texas ASCD) is a professional organization
with over 2,000 members. Texas ASCD serves Texas public educators and advocates for policies that allow
educators flexibility to teach in ways that are most effective for the diverse Texas population. This advocacy
benefits the whole child and results in better educational outcomes for the entire state. Texas ASCD membership
represents all strata of public education professionals including teachers, principals, superintendents, curriculum
directors, staff developers, university students and professors.
Texas Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
1601 Rio Grande Street, Suite 451, Austin, Texas 78701
Phone: (512) 477-8200 G Fax: (512) 477-8215 G www.txascd.org
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K-12 Excellence in Digital Leadership Award
Application Form
Entry Deadline: April 6, 2015
Purpose: To recognize an individual who has demonstrated extraordinary effectiveness, influence, and curriculum
development within the field of educational technology.
Eligibility: Individuals such as a principal; or, school or district leader.
Criteria/Guidelines for Nomination:
• Demonstration of transforming learning in educational technology.
• Submission includes this cover page and a one-page summary, with link to digital
examples of K-12 Excellence in Digital Leadership.
• Submission displays rigor and alignment to curriculum.
Award: 1 winner will be recognized at the Texas ASCD ignite15 conference that will be held June 15-17, 2015 at the Irving
Convention Center in Irving, Texas. Winner will receive a 1-year membership, recognition in the Texas ASCD ignite15
event program, recognition in the Texas ASCD Leaders of Learners newsletter, and complimentary registration for the
event.
Nomination Process: Please submit this cover sheet and a one-page summary, including link to digital example (video
less than 5 minutes), explaining the reason you, your school, or district should be recognized for the K-12 Excellence in
Digital Leadership Award.
Name of principal (or school/district leader):
Title:
District/School:
Address:
City/State/Zip:
E-mail:
Phone:
Name of Person Submitting Nomination:
Title:
District/School:
Phone:
E-mail:
Send this form and one-page summary to Texas ASCD by one of the following methods by April 6, 2015:
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By E-mail: [email protected]
By Fax: (512) 477-8215
By Mail: Texas ASCD, 1601 Rio Grande St., Suite 451, Austin, TX 78701
The Texas Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (Texas ASCD) is committed to being the premier source for
information and resources for Texas educators, specifically about teaching, learning, and leadership topics.
Learn more about us at www.txascd.org.
Teacher Trailblazer Award
Nomination Form
Entry Deadline: April 6, 2015
Purpose: To recognize a K-12 teacher for his/her effort to implement a unique, innovative idea involving student
leadership that leverages the power of education technology in curriculum.
Eligibility: Teachers with experience in Grades K-12.
Criteria/Guidelines for Nomination:
 Teacher’s innovation efforts are effective and illustrate transformative learning.
 Evidence of an authentic application/presentation of project.
 Implemented idea displays rigor and alignment to curriculum.
Award: One K-12 teacher will be recognized at the Texas ASCD ignite15 conference that will be held June 15-17, 2015
at the Irving Convention Center in Irving, Texas. Winner will receive a 1-year Texas ASCD membership, recognition
in the Texas ASCD ignite15 event program, recognition in the Texas ASCD Leaders of Learners newsletter, and
complimentary registration for the event.
Nomination Process: Please submit this cover sheet and a one-page summary, including a link to a digital example
(less than 5 minutes in length), explaining the reason this teacher is a “Trailblazer.” A student, fellow teacher, or principal
may nominate an individual.
Name of Teacher:
Level:
District/School:
Address:
 K-6
 7-12
City/State/Zip:
Phone:
E-mail:
Name of Person Submitting Nomination:
Title:
Phone:
District/School:
E-mail:
Send this form and one-page summary to Texas ASCD by one of the following methods by April 6, 2015:
 E-mail: [email protected]
 Fax: (512) 477-8215
 Mail: Texas ASCD, 1601 Rio Grande St., Suite 451, Austin, TX 78701
The Texas Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (Texas ASCD) is committed to being the premier source for
information and resources for Texas educators, specifically about teaching, learning, and leadership topics.
Learn more about us at www.txascd.org.
Creation Station Award
Application Form
Entry Deadline: April 6, 2015
Purpose: To recognize a K-12 teacher for his/her efforts in
leading students in producing creative, high-quality, relevant,
substantive multimedia projects that are aligned with the
curriculum.
Eligibility: K-12 Teacher and his/her K-12 student.
Criteria/Guidelines for Submission:
• Submission presented with multimedia evidence
(e.g.; link to video, YouTube, etc. that is 5 minutes or less.)
• Submission includes this cover page and a one-page
summary, with examples of student’s project.
• Submission displays rigor and alignment to curriculum.
Award: One K-12 teacher and his/her student will be recognized at the Texas ASCD ignite15 conference that will be held
June 15-17, 2015 at the Irving Convention Center in Irving, Texas. Winner may present a 3-minute video version of their
student’s winning multimedia project to conference attendees. Winning teacher receives a 1-year membership to Texas
ASCD, recognition in the Texas ASCD ignite15 event program, recognition in the Texas ASCD Leaders of Learners newsletter,
and complimentary registration for the event. Teacher’s student will receive recognition and a technology-related award.
Nomination Process: Please submit this cover sheet and a one-page summary, including a link to an electronic example
(under 5 minutes in length), explaining the reason this teacher and student should receive the Creation Station Award.
A student, fellow teacher, or principal may nominate an individual.
Name of Teacher:
Grade Level:
District/School:
Student’s Name:
Address:
City/State/Zip:
Phone:
E-mail:
Name of Person Submitting Entry:
Title:
District/School:
Phone:
E-mail:
Send this form and one-page summary to Texas ASCD by one of the following methods by April 6, 2015:
 E-mail: [email protected]
 Fax: (512) 477-8215
 Mail: Texas ASCD, 1601 Rio Grande St., Suite 451, Austin, TX 78701
The Texas Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (Texas ASCD) is committed to being the premier source for information and
resources for Texas educators, specifically about teaching, learning, and leadership topics. Learn more about us at www.txascd.org.
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Visit www.txascd.org for more
information about upcoming events.
Professional Development at a Glance
March 24-25, 2015
Transforming Learning to the
New Normal: Instructional
Leadership Academy
Aldine ISD
April 22-24, 2015
Instructional Rounds
Dr. Sheila Maher
Victoria ISD
-Sold Out-
October 20-21, 2015
March 25-27, 2015
June 15-17, 2015
October 26-28, 2015
Instructional Rounds
Dr. Sheila Maher
Keller ISD
January 20-21, 2015
Transforming Learning to the
New Normal: Instructional
Leadership Academy
Aldine ISD
April 9-10, 2015
Curriculum Leadership
Academy XIII
Bryan ISD
Session two of three
April 14-15, 2015
Digital Leadership Academy
with Eric Sheninger
Mesquite ISD
Texas ASCD’s ingite
Transforming Curriculum with
Technology Conference
Irving Convention Center
15
Curriculum Leadership
Academy XII
HEB ISD
Session three of three
Texas ASCD 2015
Annual Conference
Austin Renaissance Hotel
Austin, Texas
June 23-24, 2015
Curriculum Leadership
Academy XII
HEB ISD
Session two of three
HAPPY SPRING!
September 22-24, 2015
Instructional Rounds
Dr. Sheila Maher
Victoria ISD
-Sold Out-
October 1-2, 2015
Curriculum Leadership
Academy XIV
Beaumont ISD
Session one of three
Texas Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development
1601 Rio Grande St., Ste. 451, Austin, TX 78701 Ph: (512) 477-8200 Fax: (512) 477-8215 www.txascd.org
Texas ASCD is committed to being the premier source for information and resources for Texas educators, specifically about teaching, learning, and
leadership topics. Texas ASCD provides its members with quality professional learning throughout the year,
including two statewide conferences.
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