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National Geographic Learning Will Distribute ASCD Professional Development Resources
- By Mike Hohenbrink
A variety of online courses, searchable resource libraries, and print titles will be available to teachers from National Geographic Learning (NGL), an educational materials provider and part of Cengage Learning, through a distribution agreement entered into with the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD).
With the agreement, NGL will begin to distribute professional development solutions from ASCD, a non-profit organization formed in 1943 that is based in Alexandria, VA and which boasts approximately 150,000 members, including educators, administrators, professors, and education advocates from more than 145 countries.
NGL will make the existing ASCD materials more readily available to educators through its existing distribution network. Currently, NGL already provides educational materials to the preK-12 market as well as higher and adult education clients and the English language teaching market.
"As a global provider of high quality professional development solutions, ASCD has developed resources that will add significant value to support the professional learning of educators who use NGL's products," said Vincent Grosso, vice president of National Geographic Learning. "We have noticed a significant rise in demand for professional development in the preK-12 market. There has been a shift in professional learning which requires easy-to-access resources, available 24/7, with customization for immediate integration into daily professional practice."
As part of the agreement, NGL will undertake the distribution of more than 500 of ASCD's print titles as well as a variety of online resources, including PD Online, a professional development offering that allows for customization and monitoring of programming, and PD In Focus, a resource that provides videos and teaching and classroom advice from educators.
More information on National Geographic Learning and Cengage Learning is available at ngl.cengage.com. Go to ascd.org to learn more about ASCD.