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VASCD's invites sponsors and exhibitors to participate in Annual Conference 2016!
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VASCD Speaks

The biggest indictment of our schools is not their failure to raise test scores

Thanks to Scott McLeod at for this post.

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Virginia ASCD Online Resources


Read past issues of Virginia Educational Leadership and our quarterly newsletter. Materials from recent conferences and institutes are also found here.

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Virginia Educational Leadership Journal is published exclusively online. This peer-reviewed journal highlights some of the best innovative and scholarly work being done by Virginia educators.

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Legislative Updates


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Welcome to Virginia ASCD

Advancing Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Leading

Virginia ASCD, an affiliate of ASCD, is a membership organization dedicated to advancing excellence in Virginia's schools. We are teachers, superintendents, university professors, building leaders, teacher education students, and central office leaders. We represent a variety of roles, but we share a single purpose- ensuring a world-class education for every Virginia student.

Each year, VASCD sponsors several one-day Professional Development Institutes and two conferences, which provide outstanding professional learning opportunities for Virginia educators. Through our influence work, we promote education policy that is driven by what we know about teaching and learning. Our publications not only keep members informed, but also provide access to scholarly work being done by Virginia educators. 

Upcoming Events

Annual Conference 2016: Future-Ready Students

November 30- December 2, 2016

Registration is open for VASCD’s 2016 Annual Conference: Future-Ready Students!

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Leadership Series: Making a Difference From Central Office

Sept. 27, Oct. 11, and Nov. 16, 2016

​This series is designed to help central office instructional leaders, especially those who are new to their division-level roles, determine how their work can have the most significant impact on teaching and learning. Join respected leaders from around the Commonwealth for these valuable sessions, and grow your network!

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Bridging the Gap: Teaming Up for Differentiation

September 29, 2016, Virginia Tech Southwest Center, Abingdon

Join teachers and administrators for a day-long focus on providing instruction for students with a variety of learning needs.

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VASCD’s Unit and Assessment Design Series for Teachers

Oct. 6, 13, and 25, 2016

​This series includes face-to-face and blended learning opportunities to help teachers modify and design instructional units, assessment tasks, and rubrics. 

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