Killeen Independent School District Deepens Professional Development Partnership with ASCD

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

ASCD is the global leader in providing programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner.

In 2011, Killeen ISD's professional development team chose ASCD's PD In Focus® online application to support district professional development goals, solve learning challenges, and answer questions in real time for educators in their professional learning community. ASCD's PD In Focus application is an award-winning, cost-effective, professional development tool that provides hundreds of hours of highly effective videos, related resources, activities, and insights from some of the most important voices in education today. Killeen ISD now implements the PD In Focus application in all 32 of its elementary schools and 17 of its secondary schools, which reaches approximately 3,600 educators.

Recently, Killeen ISD's professional development team sought to expand their professional development efforts again, this time to support middle school mathematics educators as they work to meet the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR™), which has replaced the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS). To help meet this need, Killeen ISD's professional development staff chose ASCD's customizable and sustainable capacity-building solution. Available to schools, districts, regional service agencies and state departments of education, ASCD's capacity-building solution can be delivered on-site, virtually, or through a blended model.

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