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Harriet Arnold talks about the evolution of her ASCD journey, which spans more than 25 years.
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David R. Cormier shares what being part of ASCD is all about and describes how the membership experience transcends job titles.
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Alina Davis explains why she’s sticking with ASCD and what 13 years of membership has meant to her as a teacher and leader.
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Grow with ASCD

Learn why educators partner with ASCD at different stages of professional growth and come to rely on the association for the duration of their careers.

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Steven Anderson shares what makes the ASCD experience one-of-a-kind and explains how it has helped expand his network globally.
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Jane Cobia describes the wide range of ASCD offerings she has come to rely on to support the diverse needs of her students.
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Diane Dugas discusses the benefits of her involvement in ASCD’s Whole Child Initiative and the Leadership Institute for Legislative Advocacy.
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Join Forces with ASCD

Hear directly from diverse ASCD members just why they turned to the association and which member benefits and opportunities they find most beneficial.

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ASCD’s Presence on Pinterest Website Makes PD Social

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Pinterest Website

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

ASCD SOCIAL MEDIA OVERVIEW

Connect on our social media channels and pages like many others have already.

Data was collected in November 2012.
Engage With Our Blogs

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.

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ASCD PD Is Just a Click Away With iTunes U Channel and iPad App

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ASCD on iTunes U

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.

Our iPad App

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.

ASCD PD Is Just a Click Away With iTunes U Channel and iPad App

ASCD launched an iTunes U channel and an iPad app to help educators stay up-to-date on our latest audio and video content through channels they access every day.

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Virtual Option Extends Reach of ASCD Annual Conference

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Why We Did It

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.

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Renowned education expert and coauthor of Creating the Opportunity to Learn Pedro Noguera discusses closing achievement gaps.
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Virtual Option Extends Reach of ASCD Annual Conference

For the first time, ASCD offered a fully virtual conference, which ran concurrently with the 2012 ASCD Annual Conference.

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2012: A Year of Groundbreaking Books for ASCD Members

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Author Ceri B. Dean explains how Classroom Instruction That Works has been reenergized and updated for today’s classroom.
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Member Books

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.

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ASCD Select and Premium members receive many of these brand-new books as a member benefit, and the books are distributed hot off the press. Select Online and Premium Online members can download e-book editions associated with their memberships.

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.

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Essential Common Core Books Offer Timely Support

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About the Books

First, ASCD debuted The Core Six: Essential Strategies for Achieving Excellence with the Common Core for educators with a strong grasp of the new standards who are eager to support a rigorous Common Core curriculum. ASCD then partnered with McREL to create four quick-start guides—part of our Understanding Common Core State Standards series—to meet educators’ need for resources that approach the new standards by grade level and subject area. The books focus on implementation strategies and offer busy educators accessible resources from a trusted researcher.

Essential Common Core Books Offer Timely Support

For educators in the 45 states working to bring the Common Core State Standards to life, ASCD developed a strategic handbook and implementation guides, authored by leading thinkers in education.

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New International Partnerships Bring ASCD’s Library to You

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Books at Your Fingertips

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.

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ASCD Empowers a New Cadre of Education Leaders

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OYEA Program

Now in its 10th year, the prestigious Outstanding Young Educator Award (OYEA) program recognizes educators under the age of 40 for making a positive difference in the lives of students by ensuring that they are healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged.

Arkansas superintendent Matt McClure received the recognition for his work to tackle the challenges of a rural school district and institute an effective school turnaround program. California dual-language immersion teacher Liliana Aguas was honored for promoting a sense of community that translated into cooperative learning and rich intellectual challenges for all students.

Emerging Leaders Program

Emerging Leaders Program

Emerging Leaders are accomplished educators who have been in the profession 5–15 years and demonstrate a passion for teaching, learning, and leadership.

Educators join the two-year program to build their leadership capacity, and they emerge with the skills and tools necessary to influence education programs, policy, and practice on local and national levels.

In 2012, 26 educators were selected for the program; 36 entered their 2nd year. Together they represent Canada, 27 U.S. States, District of Columbia, Argentina and Hong Kong.

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The superintendent and principal of Byrne Creek Secondary School discuss the award and what it has meant to the staff and community.
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ASCD Empowers a New Cadre of Education Leaders

Three programs—Outstanding Young Educator Award, Emerging Leaders, and Vision in Action: The ASCD Whole Child Award—empower education leaders at all levels.

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First Ever Whole Child Network Empowers Schools to Do More

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Why It Was Formed

Will a student show up for class if he is consistently bored or relentlessly bullied? Can a learner focus on the lesson if she’s sitting in the back of the room hungry? In today’s test-driven climate, there is a hesitation to pursue a whole child approach to education, but to enable students to excel, we must ensure that they are healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. The Whole Child Network of Schools provides an opportunity to demonstrate this approach and make it accessible.

What It Means For You

The diverse schools selected for the network have committed to a comprehensive, three-year school improvement process using the tenets of the Whole Child Initiative and their indicators as a sustainable, whole child approach to education. The efforts of the 10 schools will demonstrate how any school, urban or rural, large or small, can approach change by asking the right questions and focusing on interventions that go well beyond prescriptive classroom practices.

First Ever Whole Child Network Empowers Schools to Do More

Ten schools from the United States and Guam have been selected to participate in a comprehensive school improvement process framed by the tenets and indicators of the Whole Child Initiative.

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