With the ever-growing conversations about high-stakes testing and teacher evaluations, it’s important to have a global community of lifelong learners who are committed to ensuring success for each child. That’s why ASCD focused on the power of learning in our 2014 Annual Report, “Celebrating Learning: Stories of Teaching and Leading.”
For more than 70 years, ASCD has focused on improving the learning experience for children, and, over the years, our commitment has only strengthened. This year’s report shares ASCD’s successes and shows how members are using our resources to ensure student success in the classroom.
In the 2014 Annual report, you’ll find a high-level overview of ASCD’s membership, conferences and institutes, and other professional development resources for educators. The report also highlights our mission to promote the whole child and our commitment to being a professional learning leader.
More important, the report features testimonials from ASCD members who are committed to professional learning and leadership growth. Here are just a few quotes from our educators:
“One of the things I like about ASCD is that the organization really wants you to be successful in your career. The opportunities abound—blogging, speaking, and writing—[and] I wouldn’t have these opportunities and a platform to share what I know if it weren’t for ASCD.” —Ashanti Foster, Academic Dean
“In our organization, we have a monthly meeting to read through Educational Leadership magazine. We invite colleagues across the region to take a deeper look at the articles and start a dialogue about some of the educational issues we’re facing today. The resources that come from Educational Leadership are invaluable. We wouldn’t be able to have these monthly dialogues without them.” —Jeannette Lewis-Woodard, School Improvement Facilitator
“There’s no other association [whose] vision, mission, and actions are so closely aligned with what I believe about students, families, and teaching.” —Jennifer Orr, Teacher
Celebrate the power of learning with ASCD and check out our 2014 Annual Report by visiting www.ascd.org/ar2014.