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ASCD Empower20

We’re excited to see you at ASCD! Check out our workshops presented by experts from Amplify and UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science (info below). Make sure to stop by booth 409 to learn more about our programs and get a signed copy of “The Knowledge Gap” by Natalie Wexler on Saturday, 3/14 from 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (while supplies last).

Los Angeles, CA March 13 - March 16
  • March 14
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    Booth 409

    Book signing by best-selling author Natalie Wexler

    2:40 pm - 3:00 pm

    Learning Theater in the exhibit hall

    Making science a priority

    Examine how the shifts in the new science standards, including the convergence with ELA and Math, can help strategically make room for science in packed instructional calendars. Experience exemplars to help envision how a focus on science can help achieve instructional goals in the classrooms you support.

    3:20 pm - 3:40 pm

    Learning Theater in the exhibit hall

    Empowering students to drive discovery

    A great text opens up infinite lines of inquiry: what motivates this character, where do you disagree with the writer’s argument, what does this historical event—like the 1936 Berlin Olympics—teach us? Take advantage of it! Empower your students to explore a wide range of observations as you foster their ideas rather than drive them towards a single answer. Lose control of the conversation and allow your students to own the conclusions. In this presentation, we will share strategies for using strong texts to drive deep engagement and a spirit of endless inquiry.

    4:00 pm - 4:20 pm

    Learning Theater in the exhibit hall

    Making science a priority

    Examine how the shifts in the new science standards, including the convergence with ELA and Math, can help strategically make room for science in packed instructional calendars. Experience exemplars to help envision how a focus on science can help achieve instructional goals in the classrooms you support.

Featured Speaker

Jacquey Barber Director and Principal Investigator of The Learning Design Group, Jacqueline Barber also serves as Associate Director of Lawrence Hall of Science. In that role, she leads the Lawrence Hall of Science Center for Curriculum Development and Implementation, home to more than a dozen active science curriculum programs. She has been developing increasingly educative curriculum materials for the past 28 years.

Featured Speaker

Brooke Johnson

Featured Speaker

Natalie Wexler Natalie Wexler is the author of The Knowledge Gap: The Hidden Cause of America’s Broken Education System–And How to Fix It (Avery 2019). The book focuses on the lack of content in the elementary curriculum and its connection to what is commonly known as the achievement gap–the gap in test scores between affluent and low-income students. Natalie is also the co-author, with Judith C. Hochman, of The Writing Revolution: A Guide to Advancing Thinking Through Writing in All Subjects and Grades (Jossey-Bass 2017), and a senior contributor to the education channel at Forbes.com. Natalie has written op-eds on education for The New York Times and The Washington Post and a widely read article on The Atlantic.com about why reading scores haven’t improved in twenty years. She serves as board chair of The Writing Revolution, an organization that brings proven writing-instruction strategies to schools, especially those serving low-income populations. Natalie is also the author of three novels and has worked as a lawyer and a legal historian. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband, Jim Feldman. They have two grown children.

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