ASCD’s 2012 Annual Conference and Exhibit Show coming to Philadelphia

ASCD will announce the 2012 Outstanding Young Educator Award (OYEA) winners during the annual conference.

ASCD is pleased to announce their 67th Annual Conference and Exhibit Show, “A Collective Call to Action,” will be held in Philadelphia, Pa., March 24–26.

Reed Timmer, Discovery Education’s chief meteorologist and star of Discovery Channel’s Storm Chasers series, headlines the conference’s opening general session on March 24 with a powerful presentation, “The Science of Extreme Storm Chasing.”  Discovery Education, provider of high-quality, curriculum-based digital content to U.S. schools, is a lead partner for the 2012 Annual Conference and Exhibit Show.  Also during this session, ASCD will announce the 2012 Outstanding Young Educator Award (OYEA) winners. The OYEA program recognizes education leaders under the age of 40 for making a profound difference in the lives of their students.

Other conference highlights include Harvard professor and best-selling author Atul Gawande’s March 25 general session, “The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right.” During this informative session, Gawande will share a systematic approach to accomplishing and measuring primary goals and will offer educators strategies for balancing mandates, standards, and reform-based assessments. Following this presentation, ASCD will announce the 2012 Vision in Action award-winning school, recognized for schoolwide efforts to ensure that each student is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged.…Read More