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ASCD Professional Development Online Courses

31 Aug

These online classes are self-paced and run from September 1, 2017 – August 31, 2018. Registration deadline is August 15, 2018.

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 partnered with ASCD to offer some of their classes for PSESD clock hours and Seattle University credit. These classes run from September 1 through August 31. Individuals must register prior to August 15. Each online class has a course fee of $150.

Clock hours and college creditAll of these classes qualify for twenty clock hours ($40) or two Seattle University credits ($100).  It is required that you register for your class through Puget Sound ESD in order to request PSESD clock hours or SU credit.

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 are required to submit with your clock hours or Seattle University materials. Instructions for requesting clock hours and SU credit are included in your registration confirmation email. You have six months to complete your class after your initial course login.

Cancellation Policy: To receive a refund for a class, your cancellation request must be emailed to within two weeks of your registration confirmation. Refunds are valid ONLY if the participant has not started the course. All refunds are subject to a $25 handling fee.

Below is a list of the current 2017-2018 ASCD classes offered by Puget Sound ESD for clock hours and SU credit. You may click on a title below to view its course syllabus, and you can REGISTER on the 123Signup website at

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
Blended Learning: An Introduction
Building Teachers’ Capacity for Success: Instructional Coaching Essentials 
Classroom Management: Building Effective Relationships, 2nd Ed
Classroom Management: Managing Challenging Behavior, 2nd Ed
Classroom Management: Understanding Diverse Learning Needs, 2nd Ed
Common Core and Literacy Strategies: English Language Arts, 2nd Ed
Common Core and Mathematics: Grades K–5
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


Please email PSESD Registration ( or call (425) 917-7930 with any questions.

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