New PD Online® Courses support Common Core State Standards implementation

ASCD announces the release of seven new PD Online courses for educators integrating Common Core State Standards into classroom instruction.

The PD Online series incorporates multimedia and high-quality digital content for almost any type and size of learning group—ranging from individual learners to entire districts and university programs. With the PD Online series, districts and schools are able to personalize and monitor professional development for individual educators and groups looking to earn college course or professional development credits.

In May 2010, ASCD became an endorsing partner of the Common Core State Standards Initiative. Since then, the association has developed a number of important resources for educators that are designed to ease the implementation of the new standards.

Three of the new PD Online courses support implementation of the new math standards:

Common Core Mathematics: Grades K–5

Common Core Mathematics: Grades 6–8

Common Core Mathematics: Grades 9–12

Each course is grade-range specific and provides actionable strategies and tactics that help educators incorporate the new standards into classroom instruction.

In addition, four more subject-based courses focus on supporting educators in integrating the new literacy standards into science, history/social studies, English language arts, and mathematics lessons:

Common Core and Literacy Strategies: Science

Common Core and Literacy Strategies: History/Social Studies

Common Core and Literacy Strategies: English Language Arts

Common Core and Literacy Strategies: Mathematics

“These seven new PD Online courses are part of ASCD’s broader, ongoing effort to support educators nationwide as they implement the new Common Core State Standards,” said ASCD Executive Director and CEO Gene R. Carter. “Although new standards are important, it takes effective professional development to bring them to life and make them relevant to students and educators.”