VASCD is pleased to announce this year’s Annual Conference: “Taking on Challenges in Teaching, Learning, and Leading”.

November 28 – 30, 2012 Williamsburg, Virginia

VASCD is pleased to announce this year’s Annual Conference: “Taking on Challenges in Teaching, Learning, and Leading”.

The pre-conference and keynote line-up includes:

Annual Conference, November 28th Preconference Keynote: Heidi Hayes Jacobs, President of Curriculum21. She is internationally known for curriculum mapping and for developing 21st century approaches to teaching and learning.

November 29-30th Conference Keynoters: Opening Keynote – Seth Kahan, author of “Getting Change Right: How Leaders Transform Organizations from the Inside Out.” He publishes the blog for Fast Company magazine, Leading Change, which provides practical insights and tools for change leaders. He is also a columnist for the Washington Post. Afternoon Keynote – Anthony Muhammad, President of New Frontier 21, is the co-author of “The Will to Lead, the Skill to Teach – Transforming Schools at Every Level”. He has served as a middle school teacher, assistant principal, middle school principal, and high school principal. Anthony has presented at our conference once before. Friday – Morning Keynote – Diana Laufenberg, a teacher at the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia, one of the city’s newer high schools, in partnership with the Franklin Institute.

Students at SLA learn in a project-based environment where the core values of inquiry, research, collaboration, presentation and reflection are emphasized in all classes. Go to and watch her presentation where she shares 3 surprising things she has learned about teaching — including a key insight about learning from mistakes. Friday – Afternoon Keynote – Andy Hargreaves, Thomas More Brennan Chair in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. The mission of the Chair is to promote social justice and connect theory and practice in education. He is the co-author of the Second International Handbook of Educational Change. Andy’s current research is on successful educational change strategies in high performing schools, districts and countries; organizations that perform beyond expectations in business, sport and education; and special education reform strategies achieved through whole-school changes that also benefit all students.

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