As one of the largest education associations in the world, ASCD offers you many opportunities to advance your career and connect with educators who share your interests. ASCD Affiliates are geographically based groups of educators who strive to enrich learning in the local community, influence education policy at the state level, and exchange high-quality education practices.
Located in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and East Asia, affiliates are separate education organizations that work collaboratively as part of the ASCD community to foster common values and goals.
Membership in ASCD and its affiliates is separate. You may belong to ASCD; you may belong to an affiliate; or you may belong to both. But if you are an ASCD member, you are not automatically a member of your local affiliate. However, all ASCD members are encouraged to join an affiliate.
Through affiliate membership, you have the opportunity to explore state and local education issues, hone your leadership skills, and participate in professional development opportunities.
February Is Affiliate Appreciation Month
Throughout the month of February, ASCD is honoring our Affiliates and the work that they do supporting and amplifying the role of educators in the world. Affiliates play a vital role in ASCD's mission and vision, through programs, products, and services essential to the way educators learn, teach, and lead. All of us at ASCD recognize and thank our affiliates for their tireless efforts!