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ASCD Releases New Editions of Popular PD Online Courses

Posted Aug 17, 2011
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ASCD has released new editions of 12 of its online professional development courses. The second edition courses feature improved navigation, additional video content, and additional materials for download, including PDF readings and job-embedded resources that support educators as they implement their learning in the classroom.

Among the recently released second editions are three of ASCD's most popular courses: 

What Works in Schools: Translating Research into Action, 2nd Edition-Follow ASCD Author Robert Marzano as he shows how schools can create environments that help improve student learning and how teachers can use strategies to enhance communication among schools, parents, students and the community at large.

Assessment: Designing Performance Assessments, 2nd Edition-Connect student motivation and the types of assessment used in the classroom using comparisons and analysis of assessment types, as well as tools to tailor assessments.

Classroom Management: Building Effective Relationships, 2nd Edition-Explore strategies for managing classrooms and building supportive and engaging student-teacher relationships.

In addition, ASCD has updated the following valuable and engaging courses:

Assessment: Getting Started with Student Portfolios, 2nd Edition

Bullying: Taking Charge, 2nd Edition

Content-Based Instruction for English Language Learners, 2nd Edition

Classroom Management: Understanding Diverse Learning Needs, 2nd Edition

Inclusion: Implementing Strategies, 2nd Edition

Multiple Intelligences: Strengthening Your Teaching, 2nd Edition

Parents as Partners in Schooling, 2nd Edition

The Reflective Educator, 2nd Edition

Technology in Schools: A Balanced Perspective, 2nd Edition

Understanding Student Motivation, 2nd Edition

What Works in Schools: School Leadership in Action, 2nd Edition

Additional courses will be released this fall.

Since 1996, ASCD has provided its innovative PD Online series to educators across the globe. The series incorporates multimedia and digital content that fit the needs of almost any type and size of learning group-ranging from individual learners to entire districts and university programs, according to the announcement. The courses also allow states, districts, and schools to personalize and monitor professional development for individuals and groups of educators looking to earn college course or professional development credits.

In addition, ASCD's PD Online courses allow states, districts, and schools to personalize and monitor professional development for individual or groups of educators when and where it is most convenient and effective.

Visit for more information about PD Online courses.

Source: ASCD,

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