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CONFERENCE DAY 1
SATURDAY,
March 21,
2015
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Professional
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Network of
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Welcome to
Houston!
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Call for
Volunteers!
Want to earn an ASCD gift
certificate? Consider being an
Annual Conference volunteer. To
learn more, stop by the Volunteer
Office, Level 3, Room 381B. Hours:
Saturday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Sunday, 7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Monday, 7:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
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“There is nothing more important than exactly what is happening
right here this weekend: educators coming together to share best
practices.” So said Judy Seltz, ASCD Executive Director, as she
greeted Welcome Reception attendees and officially kicked off
the conference on Friday evening.
Sponsored by Discovery Education, the
festivities featured fare from local food
trucks, fun games, and fantastical representatives from Houston’s thriving art car scene.
Percy Peacock, originally created by the art
classes of Sam and Nancy Jones in 2008 and
maintained by Mark and Sherri Garrett, and
A Little Bit of Nonsense, designed by Randy
Blair, delighted attendees, who posed for
pictures with the fanciful art pieces.
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“The ASCD Annual Conference and Exhibit
Show is one of education’s most valuable
professional development events,” said Carol
Wetzel, senior director, Discovery Education.
“Discovery Education is pleased to return
for the second year in a row as a lead sponsor of this incredible gathering of educators
dedicated to supporting the success of each
learner. We look forward to the next three
days of professional development here in
Houston, and invite conference participants
to join us in our Model Classroom, located
in Level 3, Room 360BE, to see the future of
education.”
The event gave those gathered a chance to
mingle and unwind before the busy weekend of learning to come. Seltz challenged
attendees to connect with one another,
share stories, and find ways to reinvent and
reinvigorate their practice. “You have more
than 300 concurrent sessions and three
general sessions to attend in the next few
days. I encourage you to savor every minute
of them. I believe that taking the time to hear
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Saturday
CancellationS
1359: "Integrated
Essentials: Using Essential
Questioning to Build
Cognitive Capacity through
Integrated Learning"
1361: "Coaching Like a
Champ: Five Ways to Use
the Coaching Model to Help
Struggling Teachers"
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Be social. Go bowling!
Join fellow attendees, ASCD authors, and education experts
at Lucky Strike Houston for the #ASCD15 Bowling Social. The
bowling social gives conference attendees an opportunity to meet
their online peers face-to-face and connect with @ASCD followers
and educators. Be sure to use the hashtag #ASCD15!
Saturday, March 21, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Lucky Strike Houston, 1201 San Jacinto Street
Sponsored by
ASCD Center: The ASCD
workshop on FIT Teaching™
Strategies originally
scheduled for 1:45 p.m. has
been changed to 11:30
a.m. in the ASCD Center
Theater (booth 484). This
workshop will also be held
at 2:30 p.m.
2186: "ASCD Education
Policy Update," originally
scheduled for Sunday
morning, will now take place
today, 8:00–8:45 a.m.,
Level 3, Room 330B.
More schedule changes
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Learn how SAFARI Montage is being used innovatively
by these amazing school districts at ASCD 2015
Looking at Curriculum Through a Digital Lens
SAFARI Montage provides K–12 school
districts with an open interoperable Digital
Hear how the Curriculum & Instruction department and the
Strategic Data Systems & Technology Innovation departments
at Orange County Public Schools have worked to align their
efforts to effectively use technology to increase student
engagement and support learning.
Learning Platform, including a Learning
Object Repository, Video Streaming Library,
IPTV and Live Media Streaming, designed
to handle video efficiently.
Preparing Teachers and Schools to Personalize
Learning for Each Student
Learn about Fulton County Schools’ multi-year journey to
develop a personalized learning environment in which each
student demonstrates 21st-century skills through the creation,
consumption, manipulation, and sharing of digital content.
PRESENTED BY
Shana Rafalski, Director of Elementary Curriculum and Instruction
Orange County Public Schools, Florida
Rob Bixler, Senior Director of Strategic Data Systems
and Instruction
Orange County Public Schools, Florida
DATE & TIME
Sunday, March 22, 2015, 8:00–9:30 AM
LOCATION
Room 361B, Level 3
PRESENTED BY
Amy Barger, Assistant Superintendent for Learning and Teaching
Fulton County Schools, Georgia
DATE & TIME
Saturday, March 21, 2015, 8:00–9:30 AM
LOCATION
Room 361B, Level 3
Learn more about
SAFARI Montage at ASCD 2015
SAFARIMONTAGE.COM
TWITTER.COM/SAFARIMONTAGE
FACEBOOK.COM/SAFARIMONTAGE
SAFARIMONTAGEHDNETWORK.COM
Building a Personalized Learning Solution
Supported by Gates Foundation Grants
Discover how Lake County Schools is using a
Gates Foundation Grant to invest in a district-wide plan
for personalized learning which incorporates student voice
and choice while allowing teachers to adjust instruction
to address individual learning strengths and needs.
PRESENTED BY
Dr. Creed Wheeler, Executive Director of Information
and Instructional Technology Services
Lake County Schools, Florida
Kathy Halbig, Manager of Innovative Learning
Lake County Schools, Florida
DATE & TIME
Sunday, March 22, 2015, 3:00–4:30 PM
LOCATION
Room 361B, Level 3
VIDEO STREAMING LIBRARY
LEARNING OBJECT REPOSITORY
IPTV & LIVE MEDIA STREAMING
DIGITAL LEARNING PLATFORM
SEARCH
Audrey Kim | Log Out
Room 8E
Owl Middle School
MIDDLE SCHOOL
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Making a
Difference
with ASCD’s Professional Learning Services
ASCD recognizes that enhancing classroom and
school practices so that there is growth in student
learning is the responsibility of every educator.
We also understand that this is an immense and
sometimes challenging responsibility to carry out.
That’s why ASCD’s Professional Learning Services
offer a range of customizable professional development options to build teacher capacity and,
ultimately, enhance student learning.
Based on a teacher leader model,
our services are designed to help
teacher leaders
• Equip other teachers with the
knowledge and tools they need to
enhance student achievement.
lum, assessment, and instructional
practices identified as most needed
by districts and school leaders.
These services expand the role of
school leadership by helping teacher
leaders and teachers partner with
district and school administrators to
serve as change agents and visionaries who can influence the ongoing
professional learning and effectiveness of their colleagues.
ASCD’s Professional Learning Services support the standards, curricu-
Working directly with ASCD
Faculty experts, district leaders,
• Effectively use data, assessment
tools, technologies, and strategies.
• Implement innovative, researchbased instructional practices.
school administrators, teacherleader teams, and teachers can
develop expertise in instructional
practices using a variety of
methods, including workshops
led by ASCD Faculty members,
standards-alignment services,
and capacity-building coaching.
“The hallmark of their work lies
in the customized training, ongoing support, follow up, and follow
through that is their standard,”
according to Glenda Horner,
director of staff development for
Cypress-Fairbanks Independent
School District in Houston. “The
ASCD faculty members working
with our district have acted as
a bridge between learning and
application, lessening the gap
between the two and facilitating
implementation.”
ASCD’s approach uses a blended
professional learning model that
integrates both virtual and on-site
professional learning using our
digital products. With this model,
ASCD Faculty are able to work
with educators face to face and
provide them with ongoing online
support and resources. In the
end, this approach supports the
development of a job-embedded
community of practice for all.
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Annual
Conference at your
Fingertips
Access conference information on your mobile device
with the ASCD 2015 app. Download the app and check
out these great features:
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• Full event schedule
• Personalized agenda
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• Session handouts
• Searchable exhibitor listing
• Updates and alerts
• F loor plan and maps, including
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• Social media feeds
Go to www.ascd.org/acapp on your iPhone, iPad,
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in your app store. Conference information is also
available on our main Annual Conference website
(www.ascd.org/annualconference), and speaker,
session, and exhibitor listings on Map Your Show
(www.ascd.org/mapyourshow).
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JOIN OVERDRIVE FOR OUR
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“Planning
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You are invited to join OverDrive for a hot breakfast. Hear from co-presenters
from St. Vrain Valley School District (CO) on how OverDrive’s digital content
solution worked for them. Learn about this leading district’s vision for technology
and learning, funding, the device decision and implementation of digital
curriculum resources.
OVERDRIVE’S BREAKFAST PRESENTATION
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Hello, Superkids.
Zaner-Bloser is pleased to announce that we
have acquired Superkids Reading Program
from Rowland Reading Foundation.
Superkids joins Zaner-Bloser’s exciting portfolio of language arts
programs to offer educators and students a passport to literacy.
Get free coffee—on us! Let’s talk about language arts and
reading. Saturday and Sunday only, pick up your passport in either of our booths
and find out how to get your language arts and reading stamps to earn a free
coffee gift card. Quantities are limited.
Zaner-Bloser booth #308 • Superkids booth #629
www.zaner-bloser.com • 800.421.3018
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Membership
Means More
Members Asked for It,
and ASCD Delivered It.
NEW
BER
SHIP
BEN
EFIT
S
MEM
ASCD features several exciting benefits that make membership even more
rewarding. Now, in addition to the award-winning Educational Leadership
magazine and Education Update newsletter, among others, ASCD members
have access to a member-only webinar series, member book choice, and
professional liability and other insurance options. Read on for more information
about why ASCD membership means more.
Member-Only Webinar Series
$1 Million in Professional Liability Coverage
Explore today’s most pressing education issues with
renowned ASCD authors and education experts. The
member-only webinar benefit provides members with
exclusive access to ASCD authors and highly regarded
experts in the education field. Speakers tackle timely
and relevant topics and provide members with a
deepened understanding of the issue and immediately
implementable strategies or tactics.
ASCD In-Dues Professional Liability* Plan is a Premium
and Premium Online membership benefit that includes
$1 million in professional liability insurance completely
paid for by ASCD. ASCD Professional Liability Insurance is also available to other ASCD members at
­competitive group rates.
Member Books with Enhanced Choice
Select and Premium members now have the option to
choose between two upcoming member books up to
three times a year, in predetermined months. Members
are notified of the month and selection period via ASCD
Delivers, e-mails, and banners on the ASCD website.
Life, Home, and Auto Insurance
Life, home, auto, and other insurance is offered from
dependable, trustworthy industry leaders to all ASCD
members and is available at competitive group rates.
To learn more, visit the Membership Desk located
in the ASCD Center in the Exhibit Hall and talk to a
representative from the membership team. 
Student Chapter
Members
Get Schooled
Yesterday, about 50 students and faculty advisors
from ASCD’s Student Chapter program traveled
to Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School
District (ISD) in Harris County, Tex., for a
unique professional development opportunity.
The ASCD student members visited a new
school, David Anthony Middle School, and
met with teachers and administrators to see
firsthand an innovative school environment and
learn more about educating students in Texas.
*ASCD In-Dues Professional Liability Insurance Plan for Premium members is not provided for retired members. All insurance is for U.S. residents only.
Because of ASCD...
We’re always looking for new ways to insert ASCD voices
into our conversations. With this in mind, we’ve asked a
set of questions to ASCD members, who come from all
walks of life and are happy to share their stories.
What are your favorite ASCD resources,
publications, solutions, or events, and why?
Some of my favorite ASCD resources are
• .Teaching with Poverty in Mind by Eric Jensen.
Meet Krista Rundell, ASCD Member and
Emerging Leader
• Closing the Achievement Gap: A Vision for
Changing Beliefs and Practices, 2nd edition by
Belinda Williams.
Complete this sentence: “Because of
ASCD...”
• Inservice blog posts written by fellow emerging
leaders.
I have been connected to amazing friends who are
as passionate as I am about teaching, learning, and
affecting positive change in our educational system to
best benefit students.
• T he L2L Conference each summer and the Annual
Conference in the spring.
What is your favorite ASCD moment?
My favorite ASCD moment is more than a moment.
It is when I have a chance to be at a conference with all
my emerging leader friends. Since we live around the
world, we usually communicate via Twitter. To be in a
room together, face to face, leads to great times full of
laughter and learning.
Why are you an ASCD member?
I am an ASCD member to connect to a community
of dedicated professionals, to learn and grow as an
educator and as an education leader, and to be part of a
movement to systematically improve education.
Read more stories on Inservice at
http://inservice.ascd.org. Explore ASCD
membership at www.ascd.org/learnmore.
Student Chapter members see how innovative classroom
design promotes transparency in learning.
Later, the students visited the Berry Center, a
central community facility in Cypress-Fairbanks
ISD featuring a theater and a football stadium that
seats 11,000, and got a behind-the-scenes look at
how a large district operates. While at the Berry
Center, the participants heard from Cy-Hope, a
nonprofit community group that helps at-risk
students in the district, about the opportunities
they offer. The meeting gave student members
a new lens on partnerships between community
programs and schools.
“The whole day was very motivating,” said Renee
Morrissette from the Southern New Hampshire
University chapter. “It was great to hear from the
principal at the middle school. She helped me find
what I want to look for in a school when I'm looking for a job.”
ASCD’s Student Chapters represent more than
50 university programs for preservice teachers
and masters candidates. Learn more, including
how to start your own chapter, at www.ascd.org
/chapters. 
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Exhibitor
Directory
#DontLetThemDrop......................873
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Achievement Loop.........................543
ACT Inc...........................................1018
ActivEd Inc......................................661
Adobe................................................401
Advanced Learning
Concepts LLC............................ 943
Air Watch By Vmware..................418
Algebra Readiness
Educators LLC........................... 860
Amazon Education.........................955
American Reading Company......617
American School............................842
Amplify.............................................601
Apex Learning............................... 642
Apperson Datalink........................216
Arizona State University
Online...........................................937
Art in Action.................................. 659
Ascend Education..........................752
Atlanta CVB.................................. 1029
Audio Enhancement Inc.............. 444
Ayn Rand Institute........................438
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Backpack Gear Inc.........................339
Benchmark Education.................. 101
Big Ideas Learning LLC................927
Blended Schools Network and
Urban Planet Mobile.................247
Booksource......................................919
Borenson and Associates Inc......839
Box Cars & One Eyed Jacks........533
Brainchild.........................................242
brass\Money Side of Life
­STUDENT Program............... 1024
BrightBytes..................................... 439
Buck Institute for Education...... 664
Build Your Own Curriculum.......835
C
C.A.R.E Core Augmented Reality
Education....................................658
Cambridge Educational
Services....................................... 670
Cambridge International
Examinations..............................457
Capstone/MyON............................723
Center for School
Transformation......................... 654
Claire Lynn Designs..................... 546
CompuScholar Inc........................ 864
Conscious Discipline................... 665
Corwin............................................. 509
Cover One........................................ 581
Crayola LLC.....................................923
Curriculum Associates LLC..... 1005
D
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Education Week............................ 924
Edulastic...........................................443
EduTect.............................................679
Engineer Your World from the
University of Texas.................. 960
Engineering Is Elementary........ 940
ESR.....................................................823
Examview By Turning
Technologies..............................657
Excel Math...................................... 646
Exemplars........................................454
Exibi...................................................344
Explore Learning............................228
EZ - Robot Inc.................................870
F
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EAI Education.................................347
Edisonlearning................................363
Edlio...................................................238
Edmentum........................................523
Edmodo............................................ 300
EDTRAININGCENTER................958
Gilder Lehrman Institute of
American History......................634
Glogster EC Inc..............................570
Great American
Opportunities Inc......................747
Great Expectations
Foundation..................................542
GT Ignite..........................................861
H
Handwriting Without Tears........827
Harvard Education Press............ 209
Harvard Graduate School of
Education................................... 462
Heinemann......................................301
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.........534
Houston Independent School
District....................................... 1011
I
I Think School................................ 656
Insight Public Sector................. 1026
Institute For Excellence in
Writing.........................................575
International Baccalaureate....... 680
IPEVO............................................... 909
IRIS Connect.................................. 465
Istation..............................................563
itslearning Inc.................................324
Jensen Learning Corporation... 205
Jones International
University....................................572
Just ASK Publications &
Professional Development...... 517
K
Mackin Educational
Resources....................................767
Mark Elliott Designs.....................677
Marshall Cavendish
Education....................................538
Marzano Research.........................327
Mastery Ed...................................... 766
MasteryConnect............................ 944
MathFest Inc....................................574
Math Teachers Press Inc............1033
MathLine at Howbrite
Solutions......................................638
McREL International.....................778
Measured Progress........................227
Measurement Incorporated........422
Media-X Systems Inc....................874
Membean, Inc................................. 880
Memorial Healthworks! Kids
Museum.......................................841
Mentoring Minds, LP................... 926
Microsoft Corporation.................529
Mindrocket Media Group............379
MTGTS SMARTBoard
Training.......................................878
My Learning Plan Inc....................447
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Naiku.................................................338
National Council of Teachers of
Mathematics.............................. 640
National Library of Medicine.... 405
Neufeld Learning Systems
Inc................................................. 208
Neuhaus Education Center.........554
Nextlesson...................................... 459
Nightlock Lockdown..................... 471
Northwest Evaluation
Association................................. 318
Norwood House Press..................441
Nudging the Imagination........... 644
Nystrom Education.......................219
O
observe4success............................562
Observer Tab.................................. 809
Oneida Indian Nation.................. 244
ORIGO Education..........................623
OSC World.......................................225
Otto Trading Inc............................224
Overdrive.........................................819
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Lamar University.......................... 880
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PALS Marketplace........................ 409
Pearson.............................................701
Penguin Random House.............. 424
Pitsco Education......................... 1008
Positive Action...............................922
Qualtrics........................................ 1020
Questar III Boces...........................475
Read Naturally Inc.........................326
Reading Horizons......................... 220
Real OT Solutions Inc...................453
Realityworks Inc............................. 771
Really Great Reading....................776
Renaissance Learning.................. 400
Responsive Classroom................ 446
Revolve Robotics......................... 1059
Rezilient Kidz................................1021
Richer Picture/Ideas
Consulting...................................552
Routledge Eye on Education.......740
Rowman & Littlefield
Education....................................843
Royal Fireworks Publishing....... 908
Royal Roads University................245
Rubicon International...................653
Russian Blue Diamond...............1027
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Saint Joseph’s College................. 340
Sanford Education Center at
National University................. 760
Sanford Harmony Program........ 939
Scantron........................................... 717
Scholastic Inc................................. 900
School Datebooks......................... 564
School Improvement
Network.......................................501
School Innovations &
Achievement..............................735
School Mate.....................................762
School Technology Resources
Inc..................................................232
Schoology.........................................535
Schoolwide Inc...............................641
Scribesense.................................... 1017
Seacliff Educational Solutions....859
Second Step/Committee for
Children.......................................855
Sesame..............................................765
Seton Hall University..................1022
Shader Productions.......................754
Shout! Media...................................359
Sibme.................................................674
Silver Strong & Associates..........578
Singapore Math Inc.......................547
Skyward Inc..................................... 541
SMARTTraining NOW.................545
Smith System..................................652
Snooty Hooty Too, LLC.................779
Solution Tree.................................. 429
Spirit Lala.......................................1053
Springboard.................................... 440
STAAR Master/Testsmart Common
Core/Novel Units Inc...............810
Staff Development for
Educators.....................................252
Stenhouse Publishers....................553
Stop Summer Learning Loss!......437
Studies Weekly............................... 417
Sumblox Group LLC......................758
Superkids by Zaner Bloser......... 629
Sweet Treats.................................... 671
Swivl..................................................342
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Kaeden Books..................................635
Kagan Publishing & Professional
Development..............................845
Knopf Doubleday........................... 341
Knovation........................................ 808
Knowledge Delivery Systems..... 741
KnowRe............................................. 561
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Language Magazine......................559
Lead Your School.......................... 947
Learning A Z....................................681
Learning Bird..................................557
Learning List.................................. 540
Learning Sciences
International...............................753
Learning Sciences
International...............................852
Learning Theater...........................372
Learning Theater.......................... 360
Learning Focused Solutions........222
Learning.Com................................. 662
LEGO Education............................ 866
Lexia, A Rosetta Stone
Company..................................... 609
Library of Congress...................... 962
Lightspeed Technologies Inc..... 246
Lions Quest.....................................556
Listen Current................................ 945
Little Caesars Pizza Kits............. 560
Lone Star Learning........................558
lynda.com........................................ 426
M
FAST - The Formative Assessment
System For Teachers ...............478
Findaway......................................... 956
Florida Institute of
Technology.................................577
Follett................................................729
Foot Pain DBA Happy Feet..........255
Forde Ferrier LLC.......................... 862
Free Spirit Publishing...................433
Frog Publications.......................... 942
FSP Cool Lockers...........................461
J
Danielson Group............................678
Diamond Council of America.....544
Digitalis Education Solutions
Inc................................................. 309
Dinah-Might Adventures, LP..... 846
District Administration
Magazine.....................................337
Drawp for School............................825
DreamBox Learning..................... 709
 In addition to being exhibitors, some companies are also sponsors. Their names appear in color.
The School Planner
Company......................................226
The Virtual High School............. 660
Thinking Maps Inc....................... 648
Thomas Edison State College.....863
Tiggly................................................672
Tobii Dynavox/Boardmaker.......479
Touchstones Discussion
Project..........................................458
Townsend Press..............................763
Treetop Publishing/Bare
Books............................................ 761
Tutto/Mascot Metropolitan
Inc................................................. 954
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Universal Publishing.....................354
University of Houston Victoria,
School of Education and Human
Development..............................345
University of Nebraska High
School...........................................941
University of Pennsylvania, Mid
Career Doctoral Program........857
University of Texas at San
Antonio........................................463
University of West Georgia.........236
Vantage Learning...........................243
Variquest Visual Learning
Tools.............................................355
Velazquez Press............................. 840
Vocabulary Spellingcity.Com..... 319
Vocabulary.Com.............................455
VS America......................................423
W A Y Widening Advancements
for Youth......................................918
Walden University.........................343
WestEd..............................................325
WIDA Consortium........................ 436
Wiley.................................................201
Wilson Language Training
Corporation................................237
World of Wicked............................775
World Savvy–Global Competence
Certificate..................................1023
WRiTE BRAiN BOOKS.................978
Writerkey.Com...............................732
WriteSteps.......................................336
Zaner Bloser................................... 308
zSpace...............................................756
Tardy Calculator............................473
TeacherMatch................................ 676
Teacher's Discovery...................... 781
Teachers College Press................322
Teaching Channel..........................210
Teaching Tolerance.......................323
Teachscape......................................223
TestDividers....................................579
Textbook Warehouse................... 480
The Arts & College Prep
Academy..................................... 663
The Cooper Institute.................... 936
The DBQ Project............................746
The Great Books Foundation..... 647
The Learning Connection
TLC................................................733
The Markerboard People.............834
The Master Teacher.......................445
The New Book Press LLC...........1055
The New York Times.....................925
Have a
Treat
On Us!
Gourmet gelato will be
served in Exhibit Hall C,
Booth 671, 2:30–4:30 p.m.
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Today’s Exhibitor Workshops
All exhibitor workshops will take place in the Learning Theater in the Exhibit Hall, Halls C & D. Room 1 is Booth 360; Room 2 is Booth 372.
9:00–10:00 a.m.
12:00–1:00 p.m.
1:30–2:30 p.m.
3:00–4:00 p.m.
The Second-Step Program:
Schoolwide Social–Emotional
Learning
Professional Juggling Act:
Content in the Literacy Block
Democratizing the DBQ: Critical
Thinking and Analytical Writing
Number Sense and Math
Buddies: The Singapore
Online Resource
Use social studies content during
your literacy block with engaging
Common Core lessons, 3D graphic
organizers, and the latest 2.0 technology for student publishing. Participants will receive lesson plans ideas
and samples, plus additional information about meeting the needs of
diverse learners.
The presenter will share the DBQ
Project’s materials and professional development and discuss
how the project has helped students
and teachers in grades 4–12 tackle
evidence-based writing and handle
rigorous document analysis in history and ELA classrooms.
111EW | Room 1, Booth 360
Learn how the widely used SecondStep Program for grades preK–8 can
help create a safe and supportive
school environment by teaching socialemotional skills, preventing bullying,
and protecting children. Improve
school climate and academic success.
Jennifer Balogh, Second-Step Committee for
Children, Seattle, WA
Reading for Meaning—Fluently
112EW | Room 2, Booth 372
Enhance fluency, vocabulary, and
comprehension by combining the
research-based strategies of teacher
modeling, repeated reading, and progress monitoring. Support Common
Core State Standards foundational
skills and accelerate reading achievement using these strategies. This
session will demonstrate this method
using Read Naturally, but it can be
used with any materials.
Sandra Strong, Read Naturally, Eagan, MN
121EW | Room 1, Booth 360
131EW | Room 1, Booth 360
Kathy Hoover and Mindy Weber, Studies Weekly,
London, VT
Read Naturally and
Foundational Skills
Chip Brady, The DBQ Project, Evanston, IL
Gain Momentum for Your
Parent Engagement Plan
The Common Core State Standards
define what foundational skills students should have by the end of each
grade, but they don’t tell teachers
how to teach them. Learn to implement highly effective, research-based
strategies to accelerate your developing and struggling readers’ progress
using the Read Naturally curriculum.
Number sense is built on mastery of
place value as well as number facts.
Explore place value as a foundation
of Singapore Math® as well as number bonds and part-whole thinking.
We’ll use Math Buddies, a K–5 digital
resource, to take students through the
concrete-pictorial-abstract approach
to number sense.
Chris Coyne, Marshall Cavendish Education,
Tarrytown, NY
132EW | Room 2, Booth 372
122EW | Room 2, Booth 372
141EW | Room 1, Booth 360
The presenter will provide a framework to assess where you are and
where you would like to go with your
parent engagement efforts. From the
paralyzed to the proactive, participants will explore how parents fit into
schools and identify goals, obstacles,
and ideas for moving parents from
invisible to active players.
Jean Boylan, Stop Summer Learning Loss!,
Arvada, CO
Differentiation with
the Click of a Mouse
142EW | Room 2, Booth 372
Everyone knows that students’ abilities vary. The trick is to differentiate for all of them. Easy, right? Not
unless you’re “Super Teacher”—you
have access to Learning A-Z’s K–5
curriculum to differentiate with the
click of a mouse.
Lori Smith, Learning A-Z, Tucson, AZ
Sandra Strong, Read Naturally, Eagan, MN
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we
students.
I n spirecuriosity.
Plan Your
Professional
Learning
With Corwin
Solutions you want. Experts you trust. Results you need.
Sustainable improvement in student achievement requires
time, resources, and the right partners with the right solutions.
For over 25 years, Corwin has helped schools and districts
across the country put the research of leading experts into
action for the benefit of teachers and students. Come see
how our comprehensive solutions can help you achieve your
district’s long-term goals.
Why work with Corwin?
• We offer solutions from the top experts in education.
• Our programs combine research with practical
application to make an impact in schools.
• We know success doesn’t happen overnight. As an
independent company for over 25 years, we’re with you
for the long haul.
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Visit us at booth #509 or online at www.corwin.com
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TODAY IN THE
ASCD
CENTER
ASCD Hosts
First
Bilingual
Session
Open today from 8:30 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. in Booth 484 in the
Exhibit Show.
Enter and Win
Win a new
Apple iPad!
Come by the Member
Services desk in the
ASCD Center and enter a
drawing to win an Apple
iPad. The drawing will be
held at 3:45 p.m. today.
Engage in Author Talks
and Book Signings
Meet some of your
favorite ASCD
authors who are
featured at the
conference. The
ASCD Theater
features popular
authors sharing
personal insights. In the ASCD Bookstore, get your
ASCD books signed by select authors. Detailed
schedules are available at the bookstore.
Author Talks
12:00–12:45 p.m. | ASCD Theater
Book Signings
9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. | ASCD Bookstore
Participate in Educator
Workshops and
Demonstrations
Attend a Film Screening
of The Whole Child
Join the film's producers in the ASCD Theater
for a screening of the film The Whole Child (30
minutes) followed by an audience Q&A.
Speakers: Sally Nelson Barrett and Brittany
Mascio | 1:00–2:00 p.m.
In appreciation of your membership with ASCD
and your attendance at this year’s Annual
Conference, we invite you to take part in the
many activities we have planned for you. Visit
us at the Member Services desk to
• Learn about valuable ASCD member benefits.
• Visit our “Social Selfie” photo booth.
• P
articipate in our raffle to win one of two
Apple iPads.
• Collect your Membership Ribbon.
• Learn about special renewal offers.
Share Feedback
and Insight
Visit the ASCD Research Row to share your insight
and feedback with our research experts through
a brief, interactive survey. All participants will
receive a free gift while supplies last.
1:00–2:30 p.m.
Level 3, Room 342A
 S
panish Session 1318
3:00–4:30 p.m.
Level 3, Room 342A
Get Credit!
Did you know that academic credit
is available for attending ASCD’s
Annual Conference?
Speak with Kim Nielsen in the registration area
(Level 1, Hall E) for information on credit with the
Institute of Graduate Studies or visit www.ascd
.org/academiccredit for information on credit
with other schools.
Thanks
for the
Hospitality
ASCD would like to extend special thanks to the
following schools for hosting our off-site, one-day
Pre-Conference Institutes.
Classroom Formative Assessment:
The Key to Student Understanding
10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Personal demonstrations are available on request
in the ASCD Professional Learning Zone. See
how ASCD’s video library, for example, brings
successful teaching practices to life through the
PD In Focus® on-demand system.
 E
nglish Session 1244
Benefit from Your
Membership
The ASCD Center is offering these free user
workshops in the ASCD Theater.
Increasing Teacher Effectiveness with the FIT
TeachingTM Strategies
11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
ASCD is hosting its first bilingual session as a way to
recognize the diversity of our host city and address the
needs of all educators. Today, from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.,
David Campos, from the University of the Incarnate Word,
and Rocio Delgado, from Trinity University, will present
“Reaching Out to Latino Families: Strategies for Fostering
Lasting Relationships” in English. Then, from 3:00 to 4:30
p.m., they will repeat their session entirely in Spanish.
★★★★★★★★★
Ready,
Set, Selfie!
Grab a friend and stop by the selfie
booth in the ASCD Center to take a
photo with fun ASCD-themed props.
Jersey Village High School
Dean Middle School
Post Elementary School
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Improve School Climate
and Academic Success
Attend today’s session!
Connect with
ASCD Authors
at Conference
Have you found yourself reading an ASCD book recently
and wishing that you could meet that author, pick her brain,
or just listen as he shares insights on education topics?
Learn how the Second Step program can help create a safe
and supportive school environment for pre/k through eighth
grade by teaching social-emotional skills, preventing bullying,
and protecting children.
The Second Step Program:
Schoolwide Social-Emotional Learning
9–10 a.m.
Exhibit Hall, Learning Theater 1
cfchildren.org
Annual Conference offers the unique
chance to do just that. We’ve put
together several informal opportunities
for you to meet and interact with some of
your favorite, and some of the newest,
ASCD authors. In add-ition, look for the
icon in the program book to find
sessions presented by ASCD authors.
• Peter DeWitt
All events are in the ASCD Center
unless otherwise specified.
• Carol Ann Tomlinson
Saturday Author
Talk at 12:00 noon
Eric Jensen, Regie Routman, and Pete
Hall will discuss leadership in highpoverty schools, then take questions
and sign books.
Skills for Social and Academic Success • Early Learning Through Grade 8
Sunday Author Talk
at 12:00 noon
Seton Hall University
graduates enjoy successful
careers as Superintendents,
Central Office and Building
Leaders in 30 states
and 7 countries.
Michael I. Cohen, Ed.D. ’12
Manager in Assessment, Research &
Evaluation; Denver Public Schools
DISCOVER
AN INNOVATIVE
ED.D. PROGRAM
THAT PUTS YOU
ON THE PATH
TO SUCCESS.
Book Signings
• Andrew Hargreaves
• Patti Drapeau
• Robyn Jackson
• Sandi Novak
• Nina Morel
• Douglas Fisher &
Nancy Frey
• Marilee Sprenger
Monday
• Steven Anderson
• D
iane Lapp &
Maria Grant
• Charlotte Danielson
• Leslie Grant
• Salome Thomas-EL
• Todd Whitaker
• Marcia Imbeau
For details on times, check with the
presenter of your session or pick up
a full schedule at the ASCD Center.
Many ASCD authors and featured
speakers will conduct book signings
in the ASCD Center after their sessions
on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday
beginning at 9:00 a.m. and continuing
throughout the day.
Saturday
Our Executive Ed.D. degree offers
a Proven Value, plus:
• Extensive networking and professional
development opportunities for aspiring,
new and established superintendents
• Larissa Pahomov
• Allen Mendler
• Susan Brookhart
• David Berliner
• W
illiam Parrett &
Kathleen Budge
• Intensive 2-year program; weekends
and summer sessions
• Sarah Lewis
• Engaging full-time faculty who mentor
as well as teach
• Regie Routman
• National Reputation
• Jon Bergmann & Aaron Sams
• Cohort community supporting advancement during and after the program
• Dissertation research that forwards
leadership vision and practice
400 South Orange Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079
Jay McTighe, John Antonetti, and
Myron Dueck will talk about formative
assessment, then take questions and
sign books.
• Jenny Edwards
To learn more, visit us at
www.shu.edu/go/execedd
or call 1-800-313-9833.
• Eric Jensen
• Pete Hall
• Yong Zhao
Sunday
• David Campos
5:00–6:30 p.m.
Author Panel,
Saturday
Level 3 | Room 350DE
ASCD moderator Allison Scott will
lead authors, Larissa Pahomov, Doug
Fisher, and Peter DeWitt in a panel
discussion about “Leading and
Teaching in an Innovative School
Culture” (session 1405). Join them
for this evolving conversation of
transformational education.
• Rafe Esquith
• H
arvey Silver, Tom Dewing,
& Matt Perini
• Baruti Kafele
• Jay McTighe
• Myron Dueck
• John Antonetti
Want to write
for ASCD
yourself?
See page 14 for all the
ways to contribute.
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Whole Child
Network of
Schools:
Success in School
Improvement
In 2012, ASCD selected 10 schools from a nationwide pool
of 142 applicants to participate in a three-year research
effort to evaluate implementation of the ASCD Whole Child
approach to education. The Whole Child Network (WCN),
as this initiative is known, provides organization and
support for schools dedicated to ensuring that each student
is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged—the
five tenets of the ASCD Whole Child approach.
By the start of the second year of implementation, the WCN school teams,
comprising building leadership and school staff, began to see how this approach
influenced improvement in their schools, districts, and communities. Although
all the schools in the network showed progress from year one to year two, their
overall progress breaks down into two distinct categories. Five of the schools are
poised to achieve overall school improvement sustainability, while the remaining
four schools are poised for sustainability within one or two of the Whole Child
tenets or within one or more of the school improvement components. (Note that
one school elected to leave the program in 2013.)
Whole Child
Network
Events at
Conference
 Attend concurrent sessions
about the Whole Child Network to
hear team members share their
experiences with implementing
the ASCD Whole Child approach
in their schools.
“
1241 | Secondary Schools: Saturday
1:00–2:30 p.m. | Level 3, Room 310C
2247 | Elementary Schools: Sunday
1:00–2:30 p.m. | Level 3, Room 350DE
 Join two WCN school teams
presenting their individual
school stories in concurrent
sessions.
1468 | Urban Community School (OH):
Saturday | 5:00–6:00 p.m.
Level 3, Room 330B
2269 | Holly Glen Elementary School
(NJ): Sunday | 1:00–2:00 p.m.
Level 3, Room 370C
 Explore the ASCD School
Improvement Tool and Whole Child
Implementation.
3105 | Monday | 8:00–9:30 a.m.
Level 3, Room 352C
ASCD has provided
us the tools that
helped us make
more informed
decisions, improved
our communication
skills, increased our
standardized tests,
and in turn made our
students become
better learners.”
—Pam Cappasso, media specialist
at Holly Glen Elementary School in
Williamstown, N.J.
Adds Sandra D’Avilar, principal of
Teunis G. Bergen Elementary School
(PS 9) in Brooklyn, N.Y., “Being a
part of the [WCN] has allowed our
school community to create and
embrace a rich school culture that
provides a safe, healthy, engaging,
supportive, and challenging environment for each child.”
The WCN is in its final year of the
three-year effort and is guided by
assessment data gathered using
ASCD’s School Improvement Tool.
The three-year evidence-based
implementation of the ASCD Whole
Child approach will conclude on
June 30, 2015. Learn more at
www.ascd.org/wholechild.
Live Taping of the
Whole Child Podcast
 S
ession 1369
| Saturday | 3:00–4:00 p.m. | Level 3, Room 310C
Participate in the live recording of the
Whole Child Podcast featuring leaders
from the 2015 Vision in Action: The ASCD
Whole Child Award winning school. Join
ASCD’s Sean Slade and Klea Scharberg
and their guests in a lively discussion
about what works in today’s schools to
ensure that each student is healthy, safe,
engaged, supported, and challenged.
Listen to past episodes at
www.wholechildeducation.org
/podcast and on iTunes.
ASCD Forum on
Accountability Gives
Voice to
Educators
Across the globe, educators are facing a complex issue: How can accountability
systems more fully and accurately support our students’ long-term success?
It is time for a new generation of accountability that fully reflects a more
comprehensive definition of student success, accurately measures student
learning, and more systematically tracks educators’ efforts to engage and
support learners.
The ASCD Forum was developed as an avenue to engage educators in
conversations on topics of significance to the organization and education as
a whole and as a means to discuss just what is essential to the way educators
learn, teach, and lead. The ASCD Forum on next-generation accountability
systems, which began February 2 on ASCD EDge® and will last through April
15, is soliciting educator perspectives on this important topic.
Join us Sunday morning for a face-to-face session of the ASCD Forum that
will use both live and virtual participation from the audience to continue the
conversation about next-generation accountability.
 Session
2113 | Sunday
| 8:00–9:30 a.m. | Level 3, Room 352B
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ASCD 2015 Educator Effectiveness Institutes:
Turn Theory Into Practice
Institutes are two-day
professional learning
experiences offered in a
variety of locations that
provide you with information,
awareness, and training in
the most important issues for
preK–college educators today.
Presented by noted ASCD
authors and experts, the
institutes provide strategies
that you can put into practice
immediately to improve
student achievement.
Upcoming Locations
 April 13–15, Newark, NJ
Hilton Newark Airport
 May 26–29, Boston, MA
Hyatt Regency Boston
 June 2–5, Virginia Beach, VA
Doubletree Hilton Virginia Beach
It requires far more than a teacher’s
diligent and often heroic effort in the
classroom.
Upcoming Topics
FIT Teaching™: An Introduction to
the Framework for Intentional and
Targeted Teaching
How can educators blend purposeful
learning, gradual release of responsibility, and formative assessment into
a system that provides high-quality
instruction in every classroom?
The FIT Teaching (Framework for Intentional and Targeted Teaching™) tool kit is
based on the work of Douglas Fisher and
Nancy Frey. The four essential elements
of the FIT Teaching strategy provide
teachers with the tools and skills they
need to ensure high-quality teaching and
learning in every classroom. Learn how
the four components of the tool kit—culture of achievement, purposeful learning,
gradual release of responsibility, and formative assessment—are connected and
provide a framework to enhance teacher
effectiveness and student achievement.
Disrupting Poverty: Turning HighPoverty Schools into High-Performing
Schools
What does it take to disrupt poverty’s
adverse influence on student learning?
This institute, based on the best-selling
ASCD book Turning High-Poverty
Schools into High-Performing Schools
by William Parrett and Kathleen Budge,
will provide participants with a framework for collaborative action. Parrett
and Budge will share the lessons they've
learned from their nearly three decades
of working with high-poverty, highperforming schools. Learn how teachers,
principals, central office personnel, and
others can work from various vantage
points to create cultures of high expectations and support for all learners—
students and adults alike.
Differentiated Instruction and the
New Standards: Helping All Learners
Succeed with Challenging Content
How can educators help ensure that all
children, regardless of their abilities,
can engage with rigorous content found
in the new standards?
Whether your district has adopted
the Common Core State Standards or
another set of new standards, the chal-
lenge for teachers is how to help their
students, who are certainly not standardized, succeed. This institute will
present the key principles and practices
of curriculum design and differentiation
that educators at every level can learn
to support maximum student growth
for a broad range of learners. Explore
the concept of “teaching up” to develop
learning targets; design lessons that
challenge and support every learner;
and leverage formative assessment data
to help plan, guide, scaffold, and extend
the instruction of rigorous content.
Building Teachers’ Capacity for
Success: A Collaborative Approach
for Coaches and School Leaders
How can principals, teacher leaders,
and coaches work together to ensure
that all teachers are continually
­improving their effectiveness?
In this institute, district and
site-based administrators and
instructional coaches will learn the
model of strengths-based school
improvement to build the capacity
of teachers and teacher leaders,
increase every teacher’s effectiveness
in the classroom, and deepen each
teacher’s self-reflection skills. Based
on the ASCD book Building Teachers’
Capacity for Success by Pete Hall and
Alisa Simeral, this institute will provide
participants with a differentiated
approach to coaching and supervision
centered on identifying and nurturing
Elevate your teaching
with ASCD’s new one-day
workshops
Learn it today, use it tomorrow
ASCD’s new one-day workshops cover topics that you care about most. From formative assessment
to smarter grading practices, ASCD authors and faculty will come to your school to share
research-based practices that you can implement right away to boost student achievement.
Books and supporting materials are included.
• Grading Smarter, Not Harder
• Productive Group Work
• Checking for Understanding
• A Close Look at Close Reading
CoNtACt US toDAy to SCHeDULe yoUR SeSSioN!
We can customize the learning experience of your staff upon request.
telephone: 1-800-933-ASCD (2723) or 1-703-578-9600, ext. 5773
e-mail: [email protected]
www.ascd.org/onedayworkshops
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Connect with ASCD
teachers’ individual strengths and
helping them reach new levels of
professional success and satisfaction.
Essential Questions: Opening
Doorways to Student Understanding
How can a teacher uncover key
ideas from the new standards? How
can your classroom culture support
student inquiry?
Using ideas from the ASCD bestselling book Essential Questions:
Opening Doors to Student Understanding, one of the coauthors will
answer these and other important
questions and teach participants how
to use essential questions to unpack
standards and map a coherent
curriculum. Presenters will share
examples of essential questions
along with classroom video examples
of essential questions in action.
Participants will preview websites
containing excellent resources for
essential questions.
Visit www.ascd.org/institutes for
more information and to register. 
ASCD’s social media channels are
a great place for educators to form
enriching and informative professional
learning communities and to extend
their conference experience.
Pinterest
Pinterest is the perfect place for an educator to start engaging
with social media. On ASCD’s pin boards, you’ll find practical
resources on the Common Core State Standards, education
infographics, inspirational quotes on leadership and teaching,
access to our professional development opportunities, and so
much more. We even have a board entirely devoted to Annual
Conference. Follow us at www.pinterest.com/officialascd.
Blog
Inservice is the official blog of ASCD. Much like a school inservice
meeting, Inservice stimulates conversation. Posts cover the
biggest topics in education today and offer insight, information,
and resources. You will find tips from education experts,
timely policy updates, association news, and insider details of
conferences. Read Inservice at http://inservice.ascd.org.
Facebook
ASCD’s Facebook page brings our most up-to-date news
straight to your news feed. As we do on Twitter, we share
Facebook status updates on ASCD resources and news items.
Be sure to check the comments of our posts, too; you can
always find an engaging dialogue with other educators on
topics that interest you. Also be sure to check out our photo
albums, where you’ll find pictures from past conferences and
of life at ASCD. “Like” us at www.facebook.com/ASCD.org.
Twitter
ASCD’s Twitter feed provides news, resources, and discussions
on topics specific to educators. We’re tweeting about everything from breaking news to free learning opportunities.
Be sure to follow us on Twitter @ASCD and use #ASCD15
to join the conversation about Annual Conference.
Instagram
LinkedIn
Get an insider’s peek behind the scenes at the 70th ASCD
Annual Conference and Exhibit Show by following @officialascd
on Instagram. Share your personal conference photos using
the hashtag #ASCD15 and you could be featured on ASCD’s
Instagram account.
LinkedIn has positioned itself as the social networking site
of professionals. Connect with educators worldwide through
ASCD’s LinkedIn page. By joining the ASCD group, you’ll be
certain to connect with other educators from around the globe
that are attending this year’s conference. ASCD also updates
LinkedIn followers with exciting news and resources. 
“That was the best
PD day I have
experienced in 40
years of teaching.
There was no magic
bullet, no forms
to fill out, just an
ongoing plan to
make things better!”
—David Raterink, teacher,
Hudsonville High School, Michigan
We offer professional development that fits. For more than
20 years, our authors and associates have helped districts
around the world build schools where all students succeed.
Visit booth #429!
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Write
for
ASCD
Write a Book for ASCD
ASCD is continually searching for writers with new ideas, fresh
voices, and diverse backgrounds. When educators become
authors through ASCD, their knowledge and experience
influence a large audience of teachers and administrators.
Check out the submission guidelines at www.ascd.org/write.
Write an ASCD
Book Session
SUNDAY
Learn how to turn your ideas
into ASCD books and short-form
publications. Get a writer's
perspective and talk one-onone with an editor.
Want to write for one of ASCD’s
award-winning publications? From
books to Educational Leadership
to ASCD Express, ASCD’s publications are recognized for their deep
insight and relevance to educators’
lives. This is because so much of
our content is written by educators
themselves—professionals at all
levels who care deeply about the
success of all learners and are eager
to share their knowledge with colleagues throughout the world.
1:00–2:30 p.m.
Level 3, Room 320C
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Interested in sharing your research,
challenges, and solutions? We are happy
to review your proposal for an ASCD book
or an article for Educational Leadership or
one of our newsletters. Additionally, ASCD’s
expanded range of offerings include shortform publications (ASCD Arias), longform publications (print and e-books), and
hybrid publications (books with an app and
manuscript with an enhanced video). If you
have an idea you would like us to consider, we
would like to hear from you.
S
ession 2242
Our dedicated publishing staff is available to
provide guidance and expert editing to novices
and published authors alike. To decide which
format or audience is appropriate for your
message, please review the guidelines for
specific publications. 
ASCD Express
This e-newsletter offers solutions for the
challenges that educators face every day.
You can find a list of upcoming issue themes
online at www.ascd.org/expressthemes.
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lookout for conversational manuscripts
(1,500–2,500 words) that contain fresh
information, are research based, and
give practical guidance that readers
can use to improve practice. Find the
upcoming issue themes and guidelines
at www.ascd.org/writeforel.
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Guest panelists Bob TschannenMoran, Megan Tschannen-Moran,
and Kristen Swanson join EL editors
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Education Update
Now featuring a practitioner-written column in every issue, Education
Update invites you to share your practical “Road Tested” strategies for
leading and learning. Visit www.ascd.org/educationupdate for
submission details.
Annual Conference on
Inservice, ASCD’s official blog, is dedicated to
providing the resources that empower educators
to support the success of each learner. Posts cover
the biggest topics in education today, such as the
Common Core State Standards, teaching strategies,
and public policy.
Blog posts from ASCD staff and guest bloggers offer
insight, information, and resources that are helpful
to educators across all levels. And we keep you up-todate with the latest association news.
After you check out Conference Daily with your
morning coffee, go to Inservice to get a glimpse of
some featured conference sessions and events, as
well as recaps and highlights from the conference
conversation on social media.
Add Inservice to your RSS feed or as a bookmark on
your tablet or smartphone and join the conversation
at http://inservice.ascd.org. 
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BULLETIN
BOARD
No Standing
Room Only
You show up at a session and find it already filled
beyond the room’s capacity. You’re uncomfortable
but willing to stand for an hour to hear this speaker.
A moment later, someone wearing a volunteer badge
asks you to leave the room. What’s up with that, you
wonder. Sound familiar?
What’s up is the regulation in most public venues
that gives the fire marshal the authority to close down
sessions that are filled beyond designated room
capacity. ASCD staff members work to ensure that
sessions are in appropriately sized rooms, but we’re
sometimes taken by surprise. If that happens, please
be kind to the volunteer and understand that safety
must come first. We offer many concurrent sessions,
and none of the sessions are ticketed, so please
choose another. We apologize for the inconvenience.
ASCD Wants
Your Feedback
We want to hear from you! What are your challenges?
What resources do you need to do your job? ASCD
wants to help you to solve problems; so, tell us what
you need. Come to the ASCD Research Row, located
in the ASCD Center, to take an interactive survey and
receive a special gift.
Conference Evaluations
Session participants can evaluate each session’s
presenters and materials directly via the Annual
Conference App (available at www.ascd.org/acapp)
or online at www.ascd.org/evaluations. You will
also receive an e-mail reminder at the end of each
day regarding the evaluations. We greatly appreciate
your feedback.
A Word About Wi-Fi
AC15 SSID: ascd15
No password required
To support the goal of providing a positive experience for all participants, we ask that you make good
choices when using shared resources at the conference. With this in mind, we ask all participants to
• Avoid using a Mi-Fi device or mobile hotspot.
•U
se the established wireless network SSID for this
conference (ascd15).
• Be mindful of the parameters of shared bandwidth.
•W
hen possible or in areas with high network traffic,
use only one device at a time to access the web.
• A void downloading large files on-site; please
download items overnight at your hotel or before
you arrive on-site. Presentation materials are
available to download for four weeks after the
conference either through the AC App or at www
.ascd.org/mydownloads.
Welcome continued from page 1
different viewpoints and to look at
things from a fresh vantage point is
helpful.
“Throughout the weekend, allow yourself to be inspired, to think critically,
and to be filled with possibility. This
is a safe space. I encourage you to ask
questions, challenge convention, and
reconnect with what works. Throughout the next few days, put yourselves
and your students first.”
In the end, Seltz reminded attendees
that whatever challenges they face,
ASCD is here to help. “Whatever
roadblocks may be cluttering your way
forward, we’re here to help you remove
them or negotiate around them. That’s
what this conference is all about:
­finding solutions.” 
MAKING A DIFFERENCE continued from page 3
“Each school that is working with
ASCD is seeing evidence that best
practices are transferring to the
classroom,” adds Tracy J. Adesegun,
coordinating supervisor in the Title
1 Office for Prince George’s County
Public Schools in Maryland.
CONFERENCE
ASCD’s Professional Learning
Services are customized to meet the
specific needs of the schools and
districts that partner with us. This
approach includes a collaboratively
developed needs assessment;
implementation and evaluation
planning with ASCD Faculty and
staff; and access to ASCD resources,
materials, and tools.
For more information, visit
www.ascd.org/pls. 
SHARE YOUR ASCD STORY
Stop by the ASCD Center, Room 1, to tell us how your ASCD
membership has shaped your career. Get your picture taken,
too. You may appear in an ad campaign!
Saturday, 12:30–2:00 p.m. | Sunday, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
SCHEDULE CHANGES from Page 1
Presenter Changes
Presenter Changes
1207: "Collaborate, Innovate, Educate:
Innovative School Transformation in Los
Angeles": Scott Cody is an additional
presenter.
2112: " Design Thinking: Cultivating
Tomorrow’s Innovative Leaders Today": Eric
Gomez will replace Diane Godines.
1354: "Redefining Teaching and Learning
with Google Apps for Education": Kimberly
Beck is an additional presenter.
1403: "Curiosity and Powerful Learning: A
Framework for the 21st Century": Howard
Pitler will not be presenting.
1405: "Leading and Teaching in an Innovative
School Culture": Michael Fisher, Peter DeWitt,
and Larissa Pahomov are panelists; Allison Scott
is the moderator.
1468: "Creating an Atmosphere of Success in
a Diverse, Urban School": Julie Babcock will
replace Pam Delly.
Sunday
New Session
2290: "Empowering Emergent Bilingualism
through the Arts," with presenter Laura Fattal:
1:00–1:45 p.m., Level 3, Room 350C. Please
see www.ascd.org/schedulechanges for
the session description.
Corrections
ASCD Center: The ASCD workshop on FIT
Teaching™ Strategies originally scheduled for
1:45 p.m. has been changed to 11:30 a.m.
in the ASCD Center Theater (booth 484). This
workshop will also be held at 2:30 p.m.
2113: The ASCD Forum, "Forum on
Accountability," has moved to Level 3,
Room 352B.
2186: "ASCD Education Policy Update" has
moved to Saturday, March 21, 8:00–8:45
a.m., Level 3, Room 330B.
2269: "How to Engage All Layers of the
Whole Child" has moved to 3:00–4:00 p.m.,
Level 3, Room 372A.
2168: "Tools for Teaching Writing: Strategies
for Students in Grades 3–8": Kathleen Fad will
not be presenting.
2204: " Powerful Practice Teams: Disrupting
the Conversation about Professional Practice":
Mike Thomas will not be presenting.
2239: "Making Sense of Student Work: A
Protocol for Teacher Collaboration": Jennifer
Jordan-Kaszuba will replace Staceylyn Machi,
Kathy Hunkosky, and Shawn Schlueter.
2242: "Top 10 Tips for Publishing a Book with
ASCD" will be presented by Douglas Fisher,
Nancy Frey, Genny Ostertag, and Susan Hills.
2247: "How’d They Do That? Whole Child
Implementation in Elementary Schools": Julie
Babcock will replace Pam Delly.
2271: "Making Grades Meaningful:
Standards-Based Approaches in a Traditional
Grading System": Katie Borton will not be
presenting.
Monday
Corrections
3311: "Low-Tech Disruptions in an Age of
High Tech" has moved to Level 3, Room
362BC.
3340: "Unleashing Student Superpowers"
has moved to 8:00–9:00 a.m., Level 3,
Room 330B.
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enrich their conference experience.
ASCD Staff
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Gary Bloom,
Senior Director, Creative Services
Mary Beth Nielsen,
Managing Editor
Reece Quinones,
Art Director
Andrea Wilson,
Senior Production Specialist
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Media
Presenter Changes
3212: "Social Emotional Learning: Systemic
Innovation for Improved Outcomes": Paul
Cruz is an additional presenter.
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