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First Creek Middle School principal Brad Brown knows that building positive relationships with his students is key to better outcomes in both behavior and academics on Tacoma's East side. See the video...
Join the @WashingtonASCD Emerging Leaders as they share weekly reflections on their leadership journey...
Thank you to Hannah Gbenro, Kindra Clayton, Dr. Suzann Girtz, Dr. Josh Garcia, Jason Smith, and John Hine for their willingness to share in the weeks to come. To access the blog, go to
Rick Wormeli Workshop
Standards-Based Grading: Fair Isn’t Always Equal
In this seminar, Rick Wormeli will explore the burning issues in grading, including what to do about zeroes on the 100-point scale, averaging, late work, alternative assessments and scales, homework, unidimensionality, re-do’s, gradebooks, students with IEP’s, and other concerns. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore your core teaching beliefs as you determine what’s fair and leads to the most learning!
Audience: Middle and High School Teachers, School and District Leaders
2014 Spring Conference
Please join us!
This1-Day symposium focuses on implementing an effective framework for designing professional learning that helps educators absorb the major changes we face (ie.e., Common Core, new teacher and principal evaluations, new testing)
Managing Change Overload: Strategies for Learning Leaders
Co-Sponsored by WSASCD, WERA, and Learning Forward Washington
The targeted audiences are prinicpals, instructional coaches, central office staff responsible for porfessional development and change management and teacher leaders.
The morning speaker is Stephanie Hirsch, Executive Director of Learning Forward. Four in-depth afternoon sessions will focus on facilitating change, sustaining change over time, measuring change, and teachers as change agents.
CONFERENCE PROGRAM AVAILABLE IN JANUARY
Gonzaga University and WSASCD present...
"A New Learning Landscape"
featuring Jeff Utecht, educational technology consultant
Target Audience: Classroom teachers, preservice teachers, school administrators
Dr. Joshua Garcia, ASCD's Prestigious Outstanding Young Educator Award (OYEA)
Congratulations to Dr. Joshua Garcia, Deputy Superintendent of Tacoma Public Schools, who was named 2013 OYEA recipient at ASCD's Annual Conference in Chicago on March 16th.
Congratulations Dr. Becky Berg, New President ASCD International
Dr. Becky Berg is Superintendent of Marysville School District