ASCD releases 2014 PD Online course catalog for K12 educators

Monday, February 24, 2014

ASCD, a global community dedicated to excellence in learning, teaching, and leading, announced today the release of the 2014 PD Online course catalog. The new catalog offers more than 100 user-friendly courses developed by ASCD authors and experts available anytime, anywhere to educators, including 21 new PD Online courses. PD Online courses are developed to help educators increase their knowledge and discover best practice methods.

PD Online courses enable educators to address both individual and group professional development needs with a flexible course design that supports specific professional development needs, job-embedded applications that link course materials to real-world practice, and assessments that measure results at the beginning and end of each course. The intuitive design of the courses makes training and implementation simple, and many states, districts, and universities allow PD Online courses to apply toward a continued education unit (CEU) or college credit.

Educators may enroll in PD Online courses on timely topics, including teacher effectiveness, curriculum development, differentiated instruction, classroom management, English language learners, and STEM. The new courses address a variety of topics important to educators today, including instructional leadership, formative assessment, and Common Core State Standards implementation.

The courses showcase the same education experts who author ASCD books and present at ASCD conferences, including Grant Wiggins, Judy Carr, Jay McTighe, Harvey Silver, Carol Ann Tomlinson, Eric Jensen, and Robert Marzano. Learning directly from ASCD’s leading experts, PD Online courses help educators address individual and group professional development needs.

"These courses enable school administrators, state departments of education, and college faculty to choose specific topics to meet a particular teacher, classroom, school, university or district need," said ASCD Executive Director and CEO Dr. Gene R. Carter. "We are pleased to offer a wide variety of high-quality, targeted professional development courses on topics today’s educator cares most about."

To register for PD Online courses, visit www.ascd.org/pdonline to enroll or contact the ASCD Program Management Team at programteam@ascd.org or 1-800-933-ASCD (2723). By purchasing multiple PD Online courses, educators have the opportunity to save up to 30 percent off course prices. Registrants have one year from the purchase date to activate their course and six months from activation to complete the course.

To learn more about ASCD’s professional development offerings, visit www.ascd.org/pd. For more information on ASCD’s other programs, products, and services or to join ASCD, visit www.ascd.org.

ASCD is a global community dedicated to excellence in learning, teaching, and leading. Comprising 140,000 members—superintendents, principals, teachers, and advocates from more than 138 countries—the ASCD community also includes 56 affiliate organizations. ASCD's innovative solutions promote the success of each child. To learn more about how ASCD supports educators as they learn, teach, and lead, visit www.ascd.org.