ASCD, a global community dedicated to excellence in learning, teaching, and leading, announced today the lineup of one- and two-day Professional Development Institutes for the spring and summer. Expanding to eight new cities, ASCD’s institutes are designed to provide greater support to educators nationwide as they continue to implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), while meeting educators where they are.
A recent poll from ASCD SmartBrief showed that this year, 52 percent of educators received more Common Core-related professional training than last year, with 30 percent of respondents reporting they spent “much more” learning time on the CCSS. With this in mind, ASCD has taken the five series of Professional Development Institutes offered this past fall and added new dates in new cities nationwide.
"ASCD is proud to offer an expansive lineup of spring and summer Professional Development Institutes available in convenient locations across the United States," said ASCD Executive Director and CEO Dr. Gene R. Carter. "As school districts wrap up the first year of Common Core implementation, most can benefit from continued learning and actionable insights from education industry thought leaders."