Tuesday on the Whole Child Virtual Conference
We invite you to participate in ASCD's third annual Whole Child Virtual Conference. Entitled "Moving from Implementation to Sustainability to Culture," sessions will offer educators around the globe leadership discussions and strategies to support their work to implement and sustain a whole child approach to education.
Change: Making it Happen in Your School and System
10:00–11:00 a.m. eastern time
Presenter: Michael Fullan, professor emeritus, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and special advisor to the Minister of Education, Ontario, Canada
This presentation is a unique opportunity for educators to hear current research on the drivers that can ensure successful, whole-system reform. The presenter will discuss what we know about bringing about successful change in practice by helping participants assess their current change situation and help identify their key change priorities. The session will place special emphasis on the role of technology as it relates to teaching and deep learning goals for students.
ASCD Outstanding Young Educator Award 2013 Winners
12:00–1:00 p.m. eastern time
Hear about the ASCD Outstanding Young Educators Award (OYEA) and stories from the 2013 OYEA winners, Josh Garcia and Ryan Twentey. The OYEA program celebrates the next generation of teachers and administrators who demonstrate outstanding leadership. OYEA winners exemplify a passion for excellence in, educating the whole child; demonstrating leadership; improving student engagement, achievement, and learning; and contributing to the education profession. The panel members include
- Josh Garcia, 2013 ASCD Outstanding Young Educator Award winner and deputy superintendent, Federal Way Public Schools, Tacoma, Wa.; and
- Ryan Twentey, 2013 ASCD Outstanding Young Educator Award winner and photography teacher, Parkville High School, Baltimore, Md.
Turning High-Poverty Schools into High-Performing Schools
2:00–3:00 p.m. eastern time
Presenters: William Parrett, ASCD author and director, Boise State University Center for School Improvement and Policy Studies, Boise, Idaho, and Kathleen Budge, ASCD author and coordinator, Boise State University Leadership Development Program, Boise, Idaho
This session focuses on a research-based framework for leadership and learning in high-poverty schools. Recent case studies from high-performing/high-poverty (HP/HP) schools provide concrete insight into what it takes to make a dramatic turnaround. Practical study and planning tools are provided to guide improvement in participants' own school or district. Through better understanding of how HP/HP schools achieve success with underachieving students who live in poverty, participants will acquire specific strategies and identify action steps to best support these students.
Working Toward the Next Evolution for School Health
4:00–5:00 p.m. eastern time
As the sectors of health and education align more closely, is it time for a new model or approach to structure how these entities can and should work together? Is it time for a new evolution for school health (and a new evolution of how education views health and wellbeing?). This session will host panel experts from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Coordinated School Health to discuss what changes are needed and why they are needed. Join us as we outline the next iteration of the Coordinated School Health and Health Promoting Schools models under a whole child framework ensuring that education and health not only work together but continuously strengthen each other. Panel members include
- Diane Allensworth, professor emeritus, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio;
- Wayne Giles, director, Division of Population Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Ga.;
- Holly Hunt, branch chief, School Health Branch, Division of Population Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Ga.; and
- Lloyd Kolbe, professor emeritus of Applied Health Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind.