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ASCD's mission is to develop programs, products, and services essential to the way educators learn, teach, and lead. ASCD's affiliates play a vital role in accomplishing this mission at local levels.
What are ASCD affiliates?
Located in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and East Asia, ASCD affiliates are separate education organizations that work collaboratively as part of the ASCD community to foster common values and goals. Affiliates influence education policy and provide a forum for the exchange of quality educational practices.
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Who belongs to ASCD affiliates?
ASCD affiliates comprise people interested in education issues. Membership is open to everyone.
What do ASCD affiliates do?
ASCD affiliates serve the needs of their members in a variety of ways:
They organize conferences and institutes focused on topics of local educational relevance.
They produce publications that reflect the ideas and interests of local educators.
They hold meetings where members can participate, network, and solve problems together.
They support initiatives designed to influence the decisions of local policymakers.
I am already an ASCD member. Does that mean I am also a member of an affiliate?
Membership in ASCD and its affiliates is separate. You can belong to ASCD; you can belong to an affiliate; or you can belong to both. Each affiliate is autonomous, yet all the affiliates work within a common framework to achieve common educational goals.
Why should I belong to my local affiliate?
Affiliate involvement will give you the chance to pursue professional interests as well as shape education at the local level. Affiliate members have many opportunities to develop leadership skills and to participate in activities designed to meet their specific needs.
Involvement at the affiliate level often leads to leadership at the international level of ASCD. Affiliate members are an integral part of the governance of ASCD. Affiliate presidents serve on the ASCD Board of Directors and are often selected for advisory committees and panels. Affiliate members help to shape the future of education for children everywhere.
How do I join an ASCD affiliate?
You may join your local affiliate by contacting the affiliate's membership chairperson. Consult the Affiliate Directory for contact information.
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