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    A collection of resources including articles, blog posts, books, courses and more to help educators grow professionally.

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    This PD Online course is designed for educators who are interested in learning more about how assessment in a differentiated classroom can assist teachers in promoting student learning.

    Assessment and Student Success in a Differentiated Classroom

    In this PD Online course, you will have the opportunity to deepen your knowledge and hone your instructional coaching skills. Click the image to learn more.

    Building Teachers' Capacity for Success: Instructional Coaching Essentials

    This PD Online course introduces participants to practical techniques for cognitively engaging students during lessons. Learn more by clicking the image.

    Total Participation Techniques

    Sabeen Masaud explores why investing in individualized training programs for all teachers is necessary in this Inservice post.

    Education Should Be Organic, Not Mechanical

    Teach children about basic human values, including honesty, kindness, generosity, courage, freedom, equality, and respect. Use these resources.

    Character Education - Videos, Articles, Resources, Experts

    As educators in the 21st century, we are charged with educating students to be successful in a complex, interconnected world. This responsibility requires schools to prepare students for technological, cultural, economic, informational, and demographic changes. Here are resources to help you.

    21st Century Skills - Videos, Articles, Resources, Experts

    ASCD myTeachSource is an online professional learning platform organized around classroom-focused topic packs designed to help teachers find quick solutions to issues that interest them. This teacher-driven digital subscription delivers monthly topic packs on popular instructional practices designed for easy use—straight from the Web to the classroom. Join ASCD publisher Stefani Roth in an engaging webinar that will take you on a tour of the new platform.

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    ASCD Emerging Leader Rachael George shares small moves teacher leaders and administers can make to help create a thriving school climate.

    Creating a Thriving School Climate

    Packed with strategies, tips, and activities you can quickly put into practice, this book shows how to build productive teams and intentionally create an environment of professional engagement in your school.

    Teacher Teamwork: How do we make it work? (ASCD Arias)

    Organize your reading and writing mentor texts through plastic storage containers that are sorted by unit.

    Reading Mentor Texts

    Daniel Venables explores what a growth spurt looks like in an authentic PLC in this Inservice post.

    A Growth Spurt for One Authentic PLC

    “The key [to school improvement] is exemplary teaching and learning along with stellar professional development that challenges, supports, and inspires teachers to change instructional practices [to] improve student learning. ASCD Faculty have an exceptional ability to do all three in concert.” —Lynda Wood, Associate Superintendent for Instruction, Southfield Public Schools, Michigan

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    Learn more about mindful learning in the classroom.

    Two Ways to Practice Mindfulness with Students

    ASCD will work with you to provide customized, short- and long-term on-site professional learning development that will build local capacity for improved instruction and leadership. Learn about how it makes a difference.

    ASCD On-Site, Online, and Blended Professional Development Solutions

    Maximize learning, not technology.

    Maximize Learning, Not Technology

    It’s generally accepted that one mission of schooling is to help learners develop competence and confidence with important knowledge, understanding, and skills designed to help them relate more meaningfully to the world they live in and prepare them to be good stewards of that world. Fundamental to that mission is ensuring that educators have a sound understanding of the roles of curriculum design, assessment, and instructional planning in student success.

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    Sustaining Change with Capacity-Building Professional Development

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    What if each school, district, or state built human capital strategies by taking advantage of local capacity? Capacity-building professional development instills meaningful, ongoing learning in local professional communities.

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    This article shares how teachers' intentional pauses can help students to reflect deeply.

    It's What You Don't Say That Counts

    Learn how to make students confident learners with questions Koenig suggests you pose to students.

    4 Questions That Set The Stage For Vital Teaching

    All Classroom Q&A posts on professional development issues from the past four years - in one place!

    Q & A Collections: Professional Development

    Rich performance tasks are set within the curriculum, recur and become increasingly sophisticated over time, assess understanding and promote authentic contexts for academic achievement, integrate 21st century skills with subject area content, and evaluate student progress with established rubrics. This institute will help you learn more.

    Pre-Conference Institutes

    This upcoming institute provides insight on why school leaders must shift from using the language of "evaluation" to adopting the language of "coaching" to create courageous conversations about teacher and leader behaviors and promote practices to increase student learning.

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    ASCD has on-site, online, and blended solutions that are customizable, aligned, and differentiated to meet the goals of educators at all levels. Learn more!

    ASCD On-Site, Online, and Blended Professional Development Solutions

    Dedicated teacher leaders can do great things. On Inservice, learn how professional development can be customized for success in your school.

    ASCD Professional Learning Services in Action: Professional Learning for Teacher Leaders