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ASCD Makes Catalog of 300 Professional Development E-Books Available Through Barnes & Noble

Alexandria, VA (04/19/12)—ASCD, the global leader in developing and delivering innovative programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner, has made its entire professional development e-book catalog of more than 300 titles available to Barnes & Noble NOOK Study users.

ASCD e-books in the NOOK library range in topic from leadership to homework to instructional planning, and encompass everything in between—from employing the Understanding by Design® framework to differentiating instruction. Featured authors include many of the top thinkers in education, among them Robert J. Marzano, Charlotte Danielson, Carol Ann Tomlinson, Grant Wiggins, Jay McTighe, Ronald A. Wolk, Mike Schmoker, Robyn R. Jackson, Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, Wade Boykin, and Pedro Noguera. Recent releases like Classroom Instruction That Works: Research-Based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement, 2nd Edition; Turning High-Poverty School into High-Performing Schools; and A World-Class Education: Learning from International Models of Excellence and Innovation are also available.

Barnes & Noble's free NOOK Study application enables PC and Mac users to purchase and download e-textbooks and academic and trade titles from Barnes & Noble's digital library, take searchable notes, and interact with content in meaningful ways. The application also enables student users to access and organize all course materials made available by participating professors, from lecture notes to syllabi.

"ASCD is committed to revolutionizing education, and our effort to digitize our catalog of powerful professional development books is one more important step toward meeting educators who count on us for rich professional development resources where they learn, teach, and lead," said ASCD Executive Director and CEO Gene R. Carter.

Many of ASCD's titles are also available for purchase in the online ASCD Store in e-book bundles that comprise three formats: PDF, EPUB for the NOOK e-reader, and MOBI for the Kindle e-reader. The multiple formats enable educators to more easily and conveniently access ASCD's new and notable content.

For more information about ASCD, please visit To learn more about our books program or to read sample chapters from past publications, please visit

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