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ASCD Releases Two New PD In Focus Videos, Three New PD Online Courses

Posted Mar 7, 2013
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ASCD has announced the release of two new PD In Focus videos and three new PD Online courses. These new resources address a variety of important topics, including instructional leadership, formative assessment, and Common Core State Standards implementation.

 The PD In Focus online application is a web-based professional development tool from ASCD that provides hundreds of hours of videos, related resources, activities, and insight from important voices in education today.

 ASCD’s more than 100 PD Online courses use multimedia and digital content to meet the individualized professional development needs of almost any type or size of learning group, ranging from individual learners to statewide deployments and integration with university programs.

The new videos added to the PD In Focus tool are

  • ASCD Master Class: Student Achievement with Yvette Jackson and Veronica McDermott

  • ASCD Master Class: Instructional Leadership with Mike Schmoker

The new courses added to the PD Online catalog are

  • Formative Assessment and the Common Core Standards: English Language Arts/Literacy

  • Formative Assessment and the Common Core Standards: Mathematics

  • Including Students with Disabilities in the Common Core

To learn more about ASCD’s professional development offerings, visit For more information on ASCD’s other programs, products, and services or to join ASCD, visit

Source: ASCD,

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