WASCD Spring Symposium
WASCD provides this annual venue for state education leaders to develop a shared understanding of the Common Core Standards, the Smarter BALANCED Assessment System and Wisconsin Educator Effectiveness efforts and, most importantly, how these initiatives can work together. This year our day-long symposium puts the focus on ASSESSMENT practices that support the continuous improvement tenets of Educator Effectiveness.Read More
Call for Proposals
We are interested in proposals for the 2014 Fall Conference related to best practices and innovationsin teaching and learning. This year, we are especially interested in “nuts and bolts” examples of how you are leading and implementing transformational change in your region/district/school. Proposals must be submitted by April 25, 2014.Read More
View a video of keynote Speaker - Heidi Heyes Jacobs
Wisconsin ASCD’s primary focus for professional development is improving educator effectiveness in the areas of curriculum, instruction and assessment with the ultimate goal of producing college and career ready students.
By offering a balance of curriculum, instruction, and assessment professional development opportunities that focus on adaptive change, WASCD will help districts create a curriculum and assessment system that is conceptually different from the past and leads to the type of change necessary as we move forward in the 21st Century.
School or district teams will learn to use the Common Core to rethink and build curriculum and performance assessments that will increase student achievement by creating tasks that are relevant, interesting, meaningful and useful.
Join us for any or all of this 5-part series Featuring Jay McTighe. Remaining Programs:
April 9, 2014 — Mapping the Curriculum: Planning and Sequencing Leaning Progressions
July 22/23, 2014 — Process and Product Team Work: Unit Planning
Wisconsin ASCD, in partnership with Wisconsin DPI’s Common Core Implementation Team and the CESA Statewide Network (CSN), formed the WI Teaching and Learning Collabratory. These programs are designed to help you with quality implementation of the Common Core State Standards. Learn More