Planning for Annual Conference 2015

June 21-24 -- 2015 AASCD Annual Conference: Hot Springs Convention Center
Learning from the Past - Designing for the Future

With around three-and-a-half months to go until Annual Conference, the New Leaders are getting ready to host a Planning Workshop at Arkansas Tech University's Center for Leadership and Learning (CLL) in Russellville, AR. In April, the AASCDNL LEAD Team will meet with a few special guests to work on making our strand of professional development engaging and effective.

We'll be asking, "It’s the 21st Century...Do you know where your learners are?"



LILA and Advocacy 2015

We're only two months into 2015, but education is already shaping up to be a major priority on both the federal and state levels. Here are some of the key learnings and resources from the meetings Dustin Parsons (@mr_p2012) and I (@MissCHarris) have attended. I hope they help you be an advocate for students and teachers this year!

1. Arkansas General Assembly

The Arkansas State Legislator is currently in session, and both the House and Senate are actively considering bills that will have an impact in all Arkansas schools. Of particular interest is HB1241, which would delay the use of PARCC testing in Arkansas. If you haven't looked through the bills, click on the links below to see what important decisions are being made.

Bills in the House

Bills in the Senate

As an educator, YOU are the expert. Contact your policymakers with your insights, and offer them your expertise. Your voice is needed.


Arkansas ASCD  - Influence and Advocacy Award 2014 - Affiliate Excellence Award 2011