In Case You Missed It

Here’s the latest from ASCD:

  • If you use walk-throughs, Robyn Jackson says to try  micro-slicing  — using short 5-7 minute observations of instruction— as a way to help you get to the root of a teacher’s practice, deepen your own leadership, and provide more targeted and useful support.
  • Nominate an educator for our Outstanding Young Educator Award (OYEA) program. ASCD is accepting nominations through August 1.
  • Learn how to mold strong readers in the online-only Educational Leadership.
  • Ryan Thomas synthesizes the research from the ASCD book Turning High-Poverty Schools Into High-Performing Schools and re-states Parrett and Budge’s simple action steps to increase student achievement.
  • Make sure to check out this July 17 webinar on helping students understand learning.
  • A new coalition led by ASCD, and dozens of education organizations nationwide, promotes college, career, and citizenship readiness.

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