Meet Your PD Needs: The 2012 Whole Child Virtual Conference Starts Today
Twenty four sessions. Seven days. Six school-site presentations. Two panels of experts from Australia, Singapore, Finland, and France. Free.
Welcome to the 2012 ASCD Whole Child Virtual Conference!
As we've said many times across this blog and in our newsletters and podcasts, we believe that a whole child approach to education is the only approach that prepares young people for long-term educational, civic, and work-life success. We believe that most educators know that to be true, but sometimes act in ways quite contrary to their beliefs. We believe a whole child approach is a relatively simple concept that is quite complex to put in place.
For those reasons and more, we invite you to participate in our 2012 ASCD Whole Child Virtual Conference. We hope that across our 24 sessions you will find the mix you need of experts and real-life school stories. We hope that you will take advantage of both the opportunity to participate in live sessions and in the availability of archived files for inclusion in your professional learning community activities. We hope that the scope of sessions we present engages you in the full breadth and depth of a whole child approach across curriculum and instruction, school climate and culture, family and community engagement, assessment, and leadership. We hope that you learn something you can use immediately in your classroom, school, and community. We hope that the cost (free!) and the timing (whenever you want!) meet your needs in this era of budgetary crisis and complex schedules for all committed to improving their practice.
Please register. Participate with us in an online learning event open to all who believe each child, in each school, and in each community deserves to be healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged.