Thursday, October 28, 2010

Reporting from ASCD Fall Conference on Teaching and Learning (#ascdfc)

I'm attending the fall conference in Chicago this weekend and will not only be Tweeting the key points made by the many excellent presenters, but will be writing real-time summaries of the sessions I attend so that folks back home or around the world can connect from a distance. If you are following on Twitter, I'll be including the official conference hashtag of #ascdfc.

The session summaries will be posted here on my Posterous blog as each concludes.

Here is the lineup of sessions I'm planning on attending:

Friday, October 29 -

What Data Do We Use and How Do We Use Them? By Thomas Hoerr, New City School, St. Louis, Mo.

A Bolder Approach to Reform: Understanding and Responding to the Achievement Gap by Pedro A. Noguera, Ph.D. Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education, New York University, N.Y. (opening general session)

Action Research That Closes the Achievement Gap by Patricia Reynolds, Intermediate School 73, New York, N.Y

Fair and Meaningful Grades for Exceptional Learners by Thomas Guskey and Lee Ann Jung, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky.

Saturday, October 30 -

Overcoming Roadblocks to Data Use by Jennifer Morrison, Educational Consultant, White Rock, S.C.

ESL WISE! Closing the Achievement Gap for English Learners by Virginia Rojas, Educational Consultant, Brunswick, N.J.

Feed-Up, Feedback, and Feed-Forward by Doug Fisher and Nancy Frey, San Diego State University, Calif.

Sunday, October 31 -

The Power of Data Teams by Jennifer Morrison, Educational Consultant, White Rock, S.C.

Effective Instructional Leadership for Closing the Achievement Gap Within Your School and School District by Baruti Kafele, Newark Tech High School, Jersey City, N.J.

A Broader Approach to Accountability by Richard Rothstein, Economic Policy Institute, Washington, D.C. (closing general session)

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