The Third Annual ASCD Whole Child Virtual Conference Launches May 6, 2013
Alexandria, VA (03/28/2013)—ASCD’s third annual Whole Child Virtual Conference, entitled “Moving from Implementation to Sustainability to Culture,” will run May 6–10, 2013. The free and exclusively online event—which attracted more than 900 participants last year—offers educators around the globe 24 sessions to support their work to implement and sustain a whole child approach to education.
From Monday, May 6, through Friday, May 10, daily general sessions will be presented live between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. eastern time. The full agenda and registration information is available at www.ascd.org/wcvirtualconference.
Scheduled speakers include
• Pasi Sahlberg, director general of the Centre for International Mobility and Cooperation in Helsinki, Finland, and an internationally renowned education speaker and writer;
• Michael Fullan, professor emeritus of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto and a worldwide authority on educational reform;
• Andy Hargreves, the Thomas More Brennan chair in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College and an internationally recognized researcher, writer, consultant, and adviser; and
• Educators from Milwaukie High School in Milwaukie, Ore., the 2013 Vision in Action: The ASCD Whole Child Award-winning school.
Prominent ASCD authors, experts, and education thought leaders will also present. The lineup includes Thomas Armstrong, Yong Zhao, Eric Jensen, William H. Parrett and Kathleen M. Budge, and Wendy L. Ostroff.
There will also be two international pre-conference sessions held on Friday, May 3, 2013. The Australasian section will be held 10:00 a.m.–12pm (Sydney, Australia time) with special presentations for audiences in the Australasian region. The European section will be held 2:00–4:00 p.m. (London, England time) with input from key European education experts.
“ASCD is pleased to once again offer the Whole Child Virtual Conference to educators worldwide,” said ASCD Executive Director and CEO Dr. Gene R. Carter. “Attendees from schools and districts around the world will learn how to create sustainable school cultures that serve the whole child. I encourage educators around the globe to attend this powerful virtual conference.”
Visit www.ascd.org/wcvirtualconference to register and learn more.
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Stephen Wakefield, communications director, 1-703-575-5764 or by e-mail.
ASCD is the global leader in developing and delivering innovative programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner. Comprising 140,000 members—superintendents, principals, teachers, professors, and advocates from more than 134 countries—the ASCD community also includes 56 affiliate organizations. The nonprofit’s diverse, nonpartisan membership is its greatest strength, projecting a powerful, unified voice to decision makers around the world. To learn more about how ASCD supports educators as they learn, teach, and lead, visit www.ascd.org.