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ASCD Launches Remote, Responsive Professional Development Services

ASCD Launches Remote, Responsive Professional Development Services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 6, 2020

Chief Engagement Officer Ken Pratt, communications@ascd.org or 407-247-4958

ALEXANDRIA, VA—ASCD, in support of America's educators who are serving on the front lines by teaching both remotely and in person, is introducing remote professional learning that directly responds to the diverse, ever-changing needs of teachers, principals, coaches, and school district leaders.

The remote professional learning plans are designed to build the capacity of each school district's teachers, administrators, and instructional coaches to differentiate their instruction and engage each student, whether they are learning remotely or in a physical classroom.

"ASCD stands with educators and, through our professional development services, we are providing the support they need as they navigate this new reality of education," ASCD CEO and Executive Director Ranjit Sidhu said. "ASCD and our professional development team are constantly adapting to be true partners to our school districts and to educators. Right now, that means introducing professional development that's remote and relevant."

ASCD will tailor each district's professional learning plan to accommodate its unique needs. Every plan includes interactive professional development sessions that will enable school and district leaders to learn best practices to differentiate their instruction asynchronously and synchronously. Sessions are led by education thought leaders, including Carol Ann Tomlinson, Jay McTighe, and Kristina Doubet, among others. Plans are flexible and designed to accommodate educators' busy schedules.

"Working with ASCD has been a true partnership. I am excited to launch our partnership, which will enhance teaching and learning when our students and educators return to learning this fall and beyond," said Cathy Keegan, superintendent of the Milton Area School District. "Our partnership with ASCD demonstrates our ongoing commitment to our educators by providing exceptional resources and support."

School leaders can learn more about ASCD's approach to professional learning by visiting www.ascd.org/pd.

About ASCD


ASCD is a passionate community of life-changing educators. Our community is empowered to be equity and instructional warriors who transform vision into practice. For 75 years, we have worked side by side with educators from every level in all 50 states and more than 200 countries to help them find their people and amplify their voice to reach many. Our professional learning services let educators chart their own learning journey, as educators, as leaders, so they and their students can flourish. Learn more at www.ascd.org. In the year ahead, ASCD will launch its new virtual learning community and announce a full slate of educator professional learning opportunities and conferences.


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