ASCD Professional Interest Communities
Education Special Interest Groups
ASCD Professional Interest Communities are member-initiated, special-interest groups designed to unite people around a common area of interest in the field of education.
Professional Interest Communities allow participants to
- exchange ideas
- share information
- identify and solve problems
- grow professionally
- establish collegial relationships
Flexible, fluid, and based on the needs of its participants, each professional interest community is operated independently and provides different educational resources to its members.
However, most communities produce a newsletter, conduct a meeting at ASCD's Annual Conference, and provide information and resources to community members. Some professional interest communities sponsor conferences or workshops and host Web sites or electronic forums.
Start an ASCD Professional Interest Community
ASCD invites educators to create a professional interest community by joining ASCD EDge.
Professional Interest Communities
- Have a purpose compatible with the mission of ASCD.
- Differ substantially in scope, activity, and purpose from existing Professional Interest Communities.
- Have a group of 15 or more ASCD members committed to participating in the community.
- Have a designated contact person (facilitator) who is a member of ASCD.
- Are open to additional members without restriction.
- Are committed to responding to information from potential community members and others referred by ASCD and its constituent groups.
- Are willing to provide ASCD with ideas, expertise, and products.
Submit a request to create a professional interest community by contacting Constituent Services.