ASCD’s Presence on Pinterest Website Makes PD SocialLearn More» Learn
ASCD debuted its official Pinterest page in June to provide educators with yet another avenue for professional development—this one, social.
ASCD’s Pinterest boards—Learn. Teach. Lead., Professional Development, Supporting the Whole Child, We’re Reading, Education Infographics, and 2013 ASCD Annual Conference—deliver powerful images and videos from both ASCD and the greater education community. Users can organize and re-pin the content that moves them and then access the content during lesson planning, professional learning community meetings, or anytime they are online.
ASCD SOCIAL MEDIA OVERVIEW
Connect on our social media channels and pages like many others have already.
ASCD’s official blog, Inservice, offers its more than 150,000
readers conversation, insight, and resources as it discusses teaching
practices and presents multiple perspectives on today’s most relevant topics.
More than 85,000 educators, parents, community members, policymakers,
and students turn to the Whole Child Blog for resources and thought
leadership about how to ensure that each student is healthy, safe,
engaged, supported, and challenged. Posts show just what a
whole child approach to education looks like in action.
ASCD’s Presence on Pinterest Website Makes PD Social
Adding to our social media efforts, ASCD unveiled six boards on the popular image-sharing site Pinterest with the intent to empower, inspire, and build meaningful connections with educators.
ASCD PD Is Just a Click Away With iTunes U Channel and iPad AppLearn More» Learn
The more readily ASCD content is available, the more likely educators are to use it and to adopt best practices that benefit their students. ASCD’s own iTunes U channel offers our most recent audio and video professional development content, such as ASCD webinars, the Educational Leadership® magazine study guide resource bundle, archived conference presentations, interviews with ASCD authors, and video profiles of educators. And ASCD has partnered with a Florida-based iTunes U channel to deliver ASCD content to listeners.
ASCD’s new iPad app enables customers who purchase e-books from the ASCD Online Store to easily add them to their Apple e-reader of choice. ASCD members can also use the app to access member-benefit publications, such as Educational Leadership, Education Update, and Policy Priorities. Premium Online or Select Online members have their member e-books instantly delivered through the app.
Virtual Option Extends Reach of ASCD Annual ConferenceLearn More» Learn
ASCD has always aspired to make Annual Conference an experience accessible to all. Keenly aware of many schools’ financial restrictions and the challenges associated with international travel, ASCD created a virtual conference that enabled anyone with an Internet connection to tune in to sessions, participate in the goings-on of conference, and interact with speakers in real time.
|Renowned education expert and coauthor of Creating the Opportunity to Learn Pedro Noguera discusses closing achievement gaps.|
2012: A Year of Groundbreaking Books for ASCD MembersLearn More» Teach
|Author Ceri B. Dean explains how Classroom Instruction That Works has been reenergized and updated for today’s classroom.|
ASCD selects its member books for their relevance across job categories and grade levels. Whether the books present classroom strategies for teachers, leadership ideas for administrators, or both, they all offer a new
perspective and connect readers with the successes
of prominent members of the education community.
by Yvette Jackson and Veronica McDermott
by Eleanor Dougherty
2012: A Year of Groundbreaking Books for ASCD Members
From a thoroughly revised edition of a best seller to a new release on how educators can move beyond the textbook, ASCD’s member books presented diverse ideas that belong in today’s schools.
New International Partnerships Bring ASCD’s Library to YouLearn More» Teach
Thanks to a new partnership with Barnes & Noble, ASCD’s entire professional development e-book catalog—more than 300 titles—is now available to NOOK and NOOK Study users. ASCD e-books in the NOOK library range in topic from leadership to homework to instructional planning and encompass everything in between, from employing the Understanding by Design® framework to differentiating instruction. Also in 2012, Barnes & Noble and Amazon expanded the reach of their ASCD book offerings internationally.
New International Partnerships Bring ASCD’s Library to You
For the benefit of educators operating internationally and in the online space, ASCD built key partnerships that make it easy for educators to access our diverse professional development content wherever they are.
ASCD School Improvement Tool Provides Free Needs AssessmentsLearn More» Teach
Too often tools educators use to assess their schools fall short, examining too narrow of a scope or prescribing solutions that fail to address the bigger picture of school culture and climate. To provide schools with a truly comprehensive needs assessment, ASCD developed the School Improvement Tool, the first of its kind.
The online tool launches a 15-minute survey that evaluates a school’s strengths and weaknesses in areas such as school climate and culture, family and community engagement, curriculum and instruction, and the ability to provide and sustain a whole child approach to education across all aspects of the school experience.
The tool helps define what excellence in a school is and enables educators to make the evidence-based, data-driven decisions that will help them get there.
ASCD School Improvement Tool Provides Free Needs Assessments
To provide educators with a comprehensive needs assessment, ASCD developed the free, online ASCD School Improvement Tool, which is based on a whole child approach to education.
New IT Systems Enable Large-Scale Adoption of Online ASCD ProductsLearn More» Learn
Not only does ASCD make online learning easy, we’ve developed behind-the-scenes systems that help school districts and clients with large numbers of users seamlessly deliver PD Online® courses and PD In Focus® learning solutions to educators.
Portal and course integration projects have already enabled large clients like the Arkansas Educational Television Network, the Arkansas Department of Education, and Western Governors University to deliver ASCD’s rich content to learners using their existing platforms. Their administrators can access learner progress and completion reports instantly and electronically, all in one place.
New IT Systems Enable Large-Scale Adoption of Online ASCD Products
Thanks to the development of new business solutions, diverse ASCD clients are now effortlessly delivering ASCD’s online professional development products to learners through their existing student portals and content delivery processes.
70 Years of Educational Leadership and What Lies AheadLearn More» Teach
In 2012, ASCD’s flagship publication continued the tradition of delivering education content on the topics that matter most by pursuing ground-breaking, timely themes that readers told us they wanted to know more about.
The award-winning publication continues to encourage best practices; present new ideas from contributors across the field; and deliver information in a conversational, accessible manner to reach every reader and benefit every learner.
What has changed, and will continue to evolve, is Educational Leadership’s ability to meet and engage readers in the mobile and online space. EL is available as a full-feature, designed e-zine that members can share and explore online, accessing reference links, video interviews, and bonus podcasts on their device of choice. Educational Leadership content is also available through an iPad app, and readers can pull study guides using iTunes U.
Free EduCore™ Website Eases Transition to Common CoreLearn More» Teach
Prior to the launch of the EduCore tool in August, secondary teachers were in tremendous need of instructional resources that support Common Core implementation in mathematics and English language arts and literacy, but they had access to few or no free solutions that organized and effectively disseminated this content. In the first two months after its launch, EduCore attracted more than 35,000 unique visitors and 10,000 registrants.
The EduCore tool helps mathematics educators understand formative assessment as an integral component of reflective teaching, providing lessons developed by the Mathematics Assessment Project that deliver instructional strategies aligned to the Common Core State Standards.
For English, science, history, and social studies educators, the EduCore site offers Literacy Design Collaborative sample lessons that can be used across grade levels, content areas, and instructional approaches to help students succeed.
Through 2014, ASCD will be following two U.S. school districts, tracking their progress and providing on-site and virtual support as they use the tool for their Common Core professional development.
Free EduCore™ Website Eases Transition to Common Core
With a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, ASCD created the EduCore tool, a repository of evidence-based strategies, videos, and supporting documents that help educators transition to the Common Core State Standards.
PD In Focus® v2.0 Helps Educators Better Meet GoalsLearn More» Teach
The PD In Focus online application is a gateway for learning that opens the doors to content through channels organized by specific topic areas. It enables educators to own their career by investing in professional development that’s flexible and always available.
Among the PD In Focus v2.0 enhancements are:
- customizable channels
- new group discussion boards
- a video comment tool
|Veteran educator and best-selling ASCD author Harvey Silver explains the promise of the Common Core State Standards.|
PD In Focus® v2.0 Helps Educators Better Meet Goals
ASCD made significant enhancements to the web-based PD In Focus tool, which provides on-demand access to highly effective professional development videos. Version 2.0 offers customizable channels and group discussion boards.