UNITING AND INFLUENCING THE P-20 EDUCATIONAL COMMUNITY
If you're like me, the last few months have been a rollercoaster. The uncertainty that is gripping the nation has spanned across political and geographical boundaries and is reaching every school and classroom.
As I attend various conferences and meetings, I am keenly aware of how much of the conversation is spent wondering how education may change and, most important, what effect adjusted policies or funding streams will have on each of our roles and our students' lives.
In this time of turmoil, it is more crucial than ever that we, as educators, move beyond just conversations to stand up, engage, and make our voices heard for what is right—and what is best for students.
For nearly 75 years, ASCD has been committed to standing up for educators. We have condemned acts of censorship, defended human and civil rights, opposed racism and racial segregation, and advocated for the separation of church and state.
Through our programs and events, on the pages of Educational Leadership magazine, and in our advocacy work, ASCD has a long-standing commitment to an equitable education for all children.
We support equity and social justice and won't stop advocating on your behalf for a well-rounded education that ensures every student is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. At the core of our work is a deeply held belief that all children deserve high-quality teachers and leaders in their schools.
We advocate for every child in the U.S., and with 125,000 members, our collective voice has made a difference and will continue to do so.
We want you to join us. Advocacy should and must remain an essential part of who we are and what we do. Indeed, it is one of the best ways to achieve lasting improvements in our schools and communities.
Join ASCD's Educator Advocates program to get informed, get involved, and make a difference.
Together, we'll keep fighting for education and kids.
ASCD Executive Director and CEO
We love educators and our educational community! That's why we have developed this section dedicated to thanking those educators in our lives who truly inspire and strive to encourage all of us to achieve our best, no matter our individual goals. Without further ado, a well deserved Thank You to these incredible people:
President CO ASCD
Thank you for your countless dedication to all things.
Nominated by: E. Burnette
ASCD Board Member
Thank you for your wonderful insight and drive.
Nominated by: J. Lewis
Nominations are needed for Giving Thanks: COASCD's Thank You Educator Recognition Segment. Any educator (active/retired) in Colorado can nominate an educator for a CO ASCD thank you. Entries should include the educator’s name, grade level (if applicable) and school/organization (or contact information), as well as the nominator's name, school/organization and grade level (if applicable), email address and phone number. Please include a written description and explanation of why the nominee made/makes a difference in education in Colorado. In addition to a written description and explanation please enclose a thank you sentence to be displayed in the giving thanks section. Nominations can be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org Submissions for Giving Thanks are ongoing. Please submit at anytime. Submissions will be posted in the order received.
Discover “Why the United States is the Nation it is Today” by visiting the National Mall via the Internet or in person. Use 21st century technology such as Google Earth and YouTube to travel to historic places with your students and children. * Included is a guiding framework, links to key historic places (starting with the National Mall), online resources, and supplemental reading suggestions.
by Jessica Johnson, Shira Leibowitz and Kathy Perret
In The Coach Approach to School Leadership, Jessica Johnson, Shira Leibowitz, and Kathy Perret address a dilemma faced by many principals: how to function as learning leaders while fulfilling their evaluative and management duties. The answer? Incorporating instructional coaching techniques as an integral part of serious school improvement.
by Suzy Pepper Rollins
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