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ASCD Virtual Conference Features Talks on Civic Education, Common Core, and Improving the Teaching Profession

ASCD, a member organization for K-12 educators, has released its schedule for the virtual program that will be taking place alongside its annual in-person conference, which runs March 16-18 in Chicago. The virtual event will feature 22 video streaming sessions, including:

  • Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and poet and author Maya Angelou;
  • ASCD author Heidi Hayes Jacobs, who will talk about how integrating Common Core State Standards into the school can become an engaging opportunity for upgrading teaching and learning for students and for collaborative inquiry for faculty;
  • Michael Fullan and Andy Hargreaves, who will explore how to improve the profession of teaching; and
  • Tiffany Della Vedova, who will lead a workshop in how to integrate new technologies while maintaining the integrity of learning spaces.

Registration for the virtual event is $129 for ASCD members and $159 for non-members. Participants will be able to access handouts and resources online and participate in question and answer sessions with the presenters. They’ll also be able to watch interviews with guests conducted by the association’s on-air hosts.

Recordings of the sessions will be made available for about six months after the event. People who register to attend in person will also have access to those recordings.

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Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at or on Twitter @schaffhauser.

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