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The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) calls on parents, educators, policymakers, and communities to join forces to ensure our children become productive, engaged citizens. Our children deserve an education that emphasizes academic rigor as well as the essential 21st-century skills of critical thinking and creativity.
At a time of rapid change and innovation, our education system is struggling to keep pace with this dynamic, digital world. Too often, young people are asked to learn 21st-century skills with 20th-century tools. Demands for a highly skilled and educated workforce are growing. The global marketplace is a reality. But the alarming fact is that we are still losing too many kids and wasting too much talent.

ASCD proposes a broader definition of achievement and accountability that promotes the development of children who are healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. The Learning Compact Redefined: A Call to Action, recommends a new compact with our young people. The Compact asks local, state, and national policymakers to ensure conditions that support comprehensive approaches to learning - for engaging the whole child.

It asks that communities look at the whole picture and make sure that:

* Each student enters school healthy and learns about and practices a healthy lifestyle.
* Each student learns in an intellectually challenging environment that is physically and emotionally safe for students and adults.
* Each student is actively engaged in learning and is connected to the school and broader community.
* Each student has access to personalized learning and is supported by qualified, caring adults.
* Each graduate is challenged by a well-balanced curriculum and is prepared for success in college or further study and for employment in a global environment.

ASCD has launched this public engagement and advocacy campaign to encourage schools and communities to work together to ensure that each student has access to a challenging curriculum in a healthy and supportive climate.

2019 ASCD Pre-service Teacher Conference set for Feb. 15

Oregon teacher candidates and teaching professionals are invited to attend the annual Oregon ASCD Pre-service Teacher Conference, set for Feb. 15, 2019, at Western Oregon University. Packed with practical tips and skill-building workshops, the event is sponsored by Confederation of Oregon School Administrators, Oregon Education Association, Western Oregon University Student Chapter of ASCD and Oregon ASCD.

Teach Like a Pirate with, New York Times best seller, Dave Burgess: increase student engagement,boost your creativity, and transform your life as an educator.

Teach Like a Pirate with Dave Burgess on Feb. 22

Oregon ASCD and COSA are collaborating to bring you events with a focus on student engagement, an essential tenant of the Whole Child. Dave Burgess will present that focus with a high-energy, inspirational program that will transform the way you look at your role as an educator. Teach Like a PIRATE has sparked a full-scale revolution in the educational world and has inspired teachers from all over the globe to achieve new levels of excellence in their schools and classrooms.

  • Learn how to dramatically increase student engagement and design wildly creative lessons.
  • Reignite your passion for the education profession.
  • Design lessons that make YOUR class an amazing place that has students wanting to knock down the walls to get in.
  • Learn how to use your brain like Google and create a GPS system for powerful teaching.

Upcoming Events

February 15, 2019
Future Teachers Conference
Western Oregon University
For more information
Or contact Colin Cameron

February 22, 2019
Teach Like a Pirate
Red Lion Hotel on the River
Portland, OR
Click here to Register

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