ASCD PD Online Courses are self-paced, web-based, media-rich learning experiences that help users deepen their understanding of today’s most important education topics. Each course includes video content, readings, auto-graded assessments, downloadable applications, and reflections.
Puget Sound ESD has received approval for clock hours and SPU college credit for SOME of the ASCD online classes, however, you must register for your class through Puget Sound ESD in order to request PSESD clock hours or SPU credit. Each online class has a course fee of $150. ALL classes qualify for twenty clock hours for an additional $40. Most classes qualify for two SPU credits ($100), however, SOME of the classes only qualify for ONE SPU credit ($50). ALL classes completed after June 30, 2016, will only qualify for one SPU credit ($50).
Courses are completed on the ASCD PD Online website. No special software is needed, just minimal computer requirements (internet browser and connection, Adobe Flash Player, and Adobe Reader). After you complete your online course, you are able to print a certificate of completion, which you must send with your clock hours request form or SPU registration form. Instructions for requesting clock hours or SPU credit are included in your registration confirmation email. You have six months to complete your class after your initial course login.
Cancellation Policy: If for any reason you need to cancel your registration and wish to receive a refund for a class, PSESD Registration must receive written request for cancellation within two weeks of your registration confirmation. Also, refunds are valid ONLY if you have not started the course. All refunds are subject to a $15 handling fee.
Below is a list of the current ASCD classes offered by Puget Sound ESD for clock hours or SPU credit. Click on the title to view the SPU syllabus, and go to the 123Signup website to register. Be sure to look at the class calendar in “LIST VIEW” to see all the available classes. Registration for these classes will be open September 1, 2016:
An Introduction to Teaching English Language Learners
An Introduction to the Whole Child
Assessing Language Ability in Young Adults and Adults
Assessment and Student Success in a Differentiated Classroom (1 SPU credit only)
Blended Learning: An Introduction (1 SPU credit only)
Building Teachers’ Capacity for Success: Instructional Coaching Essentials (1 SPU credit only)
Classroom Management: Building Effective Relationships, 2nd Ed
Classroom Management: Managing Challenging Behavior, 2nd Ed
Classroom Management: Understanding Diverse Learning Needs (1 SPU credit only)
Common Core and Literacy Strategies: English Language Arts, 2nd Ed (1 SPU credit only)
Common Core and Mathematics: Grades K–5 (1 SPU credit only)
Content-Based Instruction for English Language Learners, 2nd Ed
Developing Grammar Skills in English Language Learners
Differentiated Instruction: Creating an Environment that Supports Learning
Differentiated Instruction: Leading and Managing a Differentiated Classroom
Differentiated Instruction: Teaching with Student Differences in Mind
Differentiated Instruction: The Curriculum Connection
Differentiated Instruction: Using Ongoing Assessment to Inform Instruction
Embracing Diversity: Effective Teaching, 2nd Ed
Embracing Diversity: Global Education, 2nd Ed
Embracing Diversity: Managing Diverse Schools and Classrooms, 2nd Ed
Formative Assessment: Deepening Understanding
Parents as Partners in Schooling, 2nd Ed
Response to Intervention: An Introduction
The Art and Science of Teaching
The Brain: Developing Lifelong Learning Habits, 2nd Ed
The Brain: Memory & Learning Strategies, 2nd Ed
Email PSESD Registration or call (425) 917-7930 with any questions.