MASCD Newsletter

Announcements
Dear Suzy,
As a member benefit to you, be sure to check this week’s MASCD job postings through the link at the bottom of this newsletter. We strive to provide valuable content to our membership. Please feel free to contact us with your professional needs.
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MASCD often hears about upcoming events, where you have the opportunity to network with other members..Join us!

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ASCD Empower18: The Conference for Every Educator

ASCD Empower18, a conference designed by educators, for educators, provides the expertise and formats you need to develop sustainable and practical plans of action that solve problems of practice. From learning sessions to interactive panel discussions, discover learning opportunities suited to your individual style and content supporting the Whole Child.

  • Hear General Session speakers who will shift your perspective with out-of-the-box thinking and breakthrough solutions sure to deliver a “wow” moment (or two)!   
  • Learn what’s new in education from our all-star line-up of Special Session speakers.  
  • Explore practical solutions at Concurrent Learning Sessions, where experienced practitioners will share case studies, best practices, and actionable ideas in lively, interactive sessions.
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Friday, March 9, 2018

Lead Like A Pirate

#MALeads18
 
MassCUE (Massachusetts Computer Using Educators) and MASCD (the Massachusetts affiliate of ASCD) have joined forces to bring together classroom and educational leaders for a one-day event of powerful presentations, workshops, hands-on sessions, and informal gatherings to address the critical issues of education. Both organizations believe in the importance of excellent leadership skills for teachers and administrators. Thus our theme this year is “Lead Like a Pirate”, based on the best- selling book by Beth Houf and Shelley Burgess.

 

As you know educators, education companies, education leaders, edtech entrepreneurs, and investors locally, nationally and internationally are working to Accelerate Learning for All – whether through identifying news opportunities, solutions or challenges that are facing our students.
The LearnLaunch Across Boundaries conference, now in its sixth year, aims to bring together a community that is interested and dedicated to transforming learning and answer the burning questions of the day in a world that is becoming more-and-more enabled by digital technologies. As part of that community, we wanted to invite you and your community to take part in the event before Early Bird Registration End on December 15 ends – which is only two weeks away.
We really want to have your community join all of those that are interested in edtech actively participating – whether they are a teacher, education professional, ed leader, entrepreneur or investor. There is so much to be learned from other communities over these two days.
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Tech & Learning is bringing Tech & Learning Live back to Boston at the Boston Marriott Newton on Friday, April 27, 2018. This year’s program will include more hands-on workshops and demonstrations — along with great speakers discussing the hottest topics in edtech today and plenty of time to network with your peers. If you have valuable information to share with other edtech leaders, please submit a proposal asap. MASCD members get a $100 discount by using code “MASCD” when registering here.
Chat with us!! #ASCDL2L

Dear Suzy,have you ever participated in an #ASCDL2L Twitter Chat?  It’s a great way to learn with other ASCD members from the comfort of your own computer.  It is held 8:00-9:00pm (EST) on the first Tuesday of each month.

Join your ASCD colleagues from across the country in a synchronous Twitter chat, using the hashtag #ASCDL2L.  It is a powerful way to develop your personal learning network online.  Be sure to follow @MASCD! We look forward to learning with you!
Resources, Global Learning and Webinars
The MASCD Board of Directors came across the following 
resources to share with you this week.
Check them out! 
 
Resources

 “Find Time for Feedback.”  Feedback on writing assignments can be time consuming, and worse, wasted effort if it is ultimately ignored by students. Find time for feedback, and turn it into a nonthreatening, accessible tool for writing development, by giving less (but more focused) feedback earlier in the writing process. Take the dread out of feedback for yourself, and your students as stated in this ASCD Express post.  Read More

“Classroom Management Survival Tips.”  One of the biggest causes of teacher stress is “trying to convince students to behave.” Don’t let disruptive or defiant students get the best of you. In this ASCD Education Update post, “Stay Calm and Teach On,” classroom management experts, including Doug Lemov, share simple yet effective techniques to keep your cool in any situation.  Read More
“Tips for Forming TED-Ed Clubs for Students.”  Participating in TED-Ed Clubs — an offshoot of TED Talks — can help students recognize the power of their voice, writes Marcos Navas, a technology facilitator for the Union City Board of Education in New Jersey. In this commentary, Navas offers insights into implementing TED-Ed Clubs.  Read More
“Using Rubrics to Provide Meaningful Formative Feedback.”  Analytic rubrics provide a road map to a learning goal, but their criteria need to be contextualized for teachers and students to have a clear image of the destination. These tips will help you use rubrics as part of a more effective feedback loop; providing next steps for student effort and for your instruction.  Read More
Global Learning
“Two Tales from Peace Corps Africa-But Useful for Teachers Everywhere.”  This year “Teach Like A Champion” Blog had the pleasure of connecting with Dee Hertzberg and Audrey Spencer, who help direct teaching programs for the Peace Corps in Africa. They use the strategies from the “Teach Like a Champion” book there and this has led to a series of amazingly useful conversations about education in Africa, sure, but also about teaching and learning more.  Read More
Webinars
ASCD Webinars. ASCD’s free webinar series brings experts in the field of education to a computer near you. Our webinars address timely and relevant topics like the Common Core State Standards, 21st century learning strategies, and closing the achievement gap. We archive each webinar, so you will never have to miss one! Webinars
 Job Postings
As a member benefit, MASCD compiles a weekly list of regional Job Listings. Subscribe as a member to receive this weekly list via e-mail.
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