ASCD debuts new educational leadership app and releases free digital issue on summer planning

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

ASCD, the global leader in providing programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner, has launched a new app that delivers Educational Leadership (EL) magazine content to iPad®, iPhone®, Kindle Fire®, and Android tablets and smartphones.

The free Educational Leadership app is available for download from iTunes, Google Play, and the Amazon Appstore. The app enables ASCD members to browse, bookmark, download, and share EL content, beginning with the September 2012 issue, “Feedback for Learning.” Nonmembers can use the app to read the free Summer 2013 issue and browse highlights from back issues.

The release of the app marks the debut of Educational Leadership’s publicly available digital Summer 2013 issue, which is themed “Reflect, Refresh, Recharge” and is intended to help educators plan for the coming year. This extended bonus issue can be read in its entirety via the Educational Leadership app.

Featured contributions include Will Richardson’s six easy steps to creating a professional learning network and Carol Ann Tomlinson’s educator guide to a productive summer. In addition to in-depth articles and links to key resources, readers will find special video segments featuring ASCD authors Thomas R. Hoerr and Nancy Frey and ASCD Outstanding Young Educator Award winner Ryan Twentey.

“Educators around the globe are working, learning, and sharing content in the mobile space, and ASCD is committed to meeting them where they are with rich, accessible content,” said ASCD Executive Director and CEO Dr. Gene R. Carter.

Users of the app will also see the latest EL content on social media, including ASCD’s EL board on Pinterest.

For more information about ASCD or ASCD membership, please visit To learn more about ASCD's professional development resources and to sign up for free trials of ASCD’s online learning programs, please visit

Contact Information

  • Julia Liapidova, communications specialist, 1-703-575-5607 or by e-mail.
  • Alexandra Fenwick, communications assistant, 1-703-575-5482 or by e-mail.

ASCD is the global leader in developing and delivering innovative programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner. Comprising 140,000 members—superintendents, principals, teachers, professors, and advocates from more than 134 countries—the ASCD community also includes 56 affiliate organizations. The nonprofit's diverse, nonpartisan membership is its greatest strength, projecting a powerful, unified voice to decision makers around the world. To learn more about how ASCD supports educators as they learn, teach, and lead, visit