Tacoma Public Schools & WSASCD present

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Pete Hall

Building Teacher Capacity for Success 


Professional Development Center
6501 N. 23rd Street; Tacoma, WA 98406



Washington Educators' Conference

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October 27–28, 2014
DoubleTree Hotel Seattle Airport

“Helping Educators Navigate New Heights and Challenges.”

Hot issues in education in Washington will be highlighted by national keynote speakers and in best practice concurrent sessions.

For all educators in Washington State—superintendents, central office administrators, principals, assistant principals, other building-level administrators, teachers, and teacher-leaders.




Spring/Summer Curriculum in Context - Look inside...

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 1 A Message from the Editor

 2 A Message from the President

 3 The Power of Family Engagement for English Language Learners

 4 So What Makes Curriculum Different for Highly Capable Students?

 5 Supporting Exceptional Learners: How Post-School Outcomes Inform Instruction

 6 Dealing with Challenging Behavior: An Administrator's Guide to FBA and PBIP

 7 Supporting English Language Learners with Literature Circles

 8 Closing the Achievement Gap: Supporting Students through PLC-Based Reform

 9 Differentiating for the Whole Class: Ten Principles for Effective Teaching

10 Supporting Oral Language Acquisition Using Visual Thinking Strategies

11 Reaching High Ability, Underperforming Students by Redesigning Highly Capable Education

12 Supporting the Needs of Highly Capable Learners: Developing a Continuum of Service

13 Making the Past Come to Life Again: So All Students Can Learn

14 A Message from the Executive Director

Fall/Winter Journal will be available in October
Theme: Transcending Boundaries with Technology

Manuscript Submission Guidelines

Submissions Due September 12, 2014


WSASCD & The Principal Center present

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The High-Performance Instructional Leadership Network


A 12-Month Online Professional Development Program for School Administrators Focusing on Productivity in the Work of Leadership

The High-Performance Instructional Leadership Network is an intensive, year-long program for school and district administrators, instructional coaches, and anyone working with adults in education. The Network teaches powerful strategies for increased productivity via live webinars, detailed video tutorials, and more.

$350 Discount for WSASCD Members

As a member of WSASCD, you'll receive a 20% discount on the Network, and you'll get a free 1-year extension to your WSASCD membership.


New WSASCD Executive Director

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Art_jarvis_PhotoThe Board of Directors for Washington State ASCD is pleased to announce that Dr. Art Jarvis is the new executive director of WSASCD.