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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.


from OASCD Future Teachers Conference Planners:

We hope this message finds you well and that you're preparing for a wonderful professional development opportunity for your students preparing for teacher positions on Friday, February 15, 2019 at Western Oregon University. The sessions include:

  • Building Classroom Community/Classroom Management
  • Getting a Job: What Principals Are Looking For
  • RTI/Multi-Tiered Instruction
  • Effective Student Discipline
  • Job Fair Preparation/Resume Writing/Interview Techniques

Registration is $20 check of cash (exact change is appreciated) paid at check-in the day of the conference and includes the conference registration, lunch, and an OASCD Student Membership. If, for whatever reason, you were unable to complete the online form, we will have additional forms at the registration table.

February 15, 2019 - Western Oregon University:

Maps & Directions: https://www.wou.edu/resources/campus-map/
Campus Map: http://www.wou.edu/resources/campus-map/
The conference will be held in the Werner University Center on campus at Western. Parking will be free in lot G (which is behind the stadium) look for the lights of the football field. From there, you'll be a short walk from the University Center (head west up Church street) and you'll see the University Center on your left. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. outside the Pacific Room on the first floor with the opening address starting at 9:00 a.m.

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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