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K-12 Education

Practicing What We Teach: A Conversation on Connecting Curriculum & Professional Learning in Schools

The Aspen Institute Education and Society Program cordially invites you to attend a conversation about how to connect curriculum and professional learning in schools, and why that matters. The recent adoption of college- and career-ready standards in almost every state raises the bar for student learning, and the shift demands new instructional materials as well as more sophisticated, adaptive teaching. In light of these increased expectations, systems need to support teachers in advancing student learning, and a primary means by which they can do this is to help teachers become experts in the curriculum they are using. Our recent report, Practice What You Teach: Connecting Curriculum and Professional Learning in Schools makes the case for integrating curriculum into professional learning so teachers can focus on creating engaging learning environments, responding to the needs of their students, and continuously improving their craft.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
12:15 to 1:45 p.m.
A buffet lunch will be available beginning at 11:45 a.m.

The Aspen Institute
1 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20036


  • Mario Andrade, Teacher, Teresa Hughes Elementary School, Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Joyce Hoagland, Principal, John Philip Sousa Middle School, District of Columbia Public Schools
  • Lillian Lowery, Vice President for Pre-K-12 Policy, Research and Practice, The Education Trust
  • Sue Pimentel, Founding Partner, Student Achievement Partners

Ross Wiener, Vice President of the Aspen Institute and Executive Director for the Education and Society Program, will provide opening remarks. The discussion will be moderated by Matt Barnum, who recently joined Chalkbeat as their first national reporter.



Event information
Wed Jun 21, 2017
12:15pm - 1:45pm EDT
The Aspen Institute, Smith Conference Room
1 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC