News & Updates

Seeking Deserving Educators!

Nominations for VASCD awards are now being accepted. Nominate a colleague!

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Call for Exhibitors

​Join us at our 2017 Annual Conference!

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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

Student-Centered Coaching

September 6-7, Blue Ridge Community College

Join Diane Sweeney for this two-day institute and begin the new year with a focused, student-centered approach to instructional coaching. We're sorry, this session is full and registration is closed.

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Like Peanut Butter and Jelly: Uniting the 5Cs and the SOL

Sept. 28 (Roanoke), October 19 (Winchester), or November 2 (Richmond)

​Learn a process for planning instruction that blends the Standards of Learning with the 5Cs.

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Southwest Conference 2017: Performance Assessment at Its Best

September 29, Abingdon

Our Annual Southwest Virginia Conference focuses on performance-based assessment. for your classroom.

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Partnering with Principals to Raise the Ceiling and the Floor in Mathematics

October 3- 4 and November 14, Newport News

This 3-day Institute will equip elementary and middle school principals to lead instruction and improve student learning in mathematics. 

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Annual Conference 2017: RE:Thinking

November 29- December 1, 2017, Williamsburg

In 2017 our focus is thinking and our organizers are the 5 C's: creativity, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and citizenship. 

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