The virtual PD networks, facilitated by ASCD expert faculty and consultants, will cover math, English language arts literacy, literacy shifts for science, and literacy shifts for social science. The designated ASCD Faculty member will develop a syllabus to guide the two-year professional learning course that has been aligned to the shifts in each of the respective content areas.
"These virtual teacher networks add another dimension to resources for teachers and fill a gap by combining webinars with online communities for discussion," said ASCD Director for Tools for Teachers Sherida Britt. "ASCD teachers will have access to multiple PD models, led by national experts, for the focus of expanding teacher networks beyond the walls of the school building."
The webinars will allow teachers to interact in real time with a designated faculty member, and will be archived for later access, enabling educators to participate at their convenience.