September 2014 Member Newsletter
Innovation and Practicality
by Va. Beach Principal Daniel Smith,
Greetings Virginia ASCD members! The hustle and bustle of summer is over and a new school year brings smiling faces and students excited to embark on another journey. Each year, I look forward to the first day of school as it quickly reminds us of the reason for our persistent work.
Speak Up! Someone's Listening!
Virginia Board of Education President Chris Braunlich, is holding public "Listening Tour" meetings in all regions of the state in the coming weeks. Educators and community members are invited to speak on issues relevant to public schools.
This month, the Board will vote on assessment guidelines that are intended to provide direction on assessment practices in grades and content areas where SOL tests have recently been eliminated.
VASCD Leadership and Impact Awards
Virginia ASCD will present the following awards to Virginia educators in December 2014:
Curriculum Leader of the Year Award
VASCD Impact Awards
Guidelines posted here
2014 Conference Sponsor Highlight
Amplify is reimagining the way teachers teach and students learn. We enable teachers to manage whole classrooms and, at the same time, empower them to offer more personalized instruction, so that students become more active, engaged learners.
An independent subsidiary of News Corporation, Amplify is built on the foundation of Wireless Generation, the pioneer that brought mobile assessments and instructional analytics to schools across America. To date, Amplify has supported more than 200,000 educators and 3 million students in all 50 states as they begin their digital transition. And we're just getting started.
To learn more about Amplify Education, visit their exhibit booth located outside the Auditorium during the 2014 Annual Conference, Dec. 3-5 at the Doubletree by Hilton
in Williamsburg, VA.
If you have not already registered for the conference, click HERE.