National Geographic Learning Delivers Respected ASCD Professional Development Resources for Educators

New Agreement with ASCD provides online courses, videos and books as professional development resources for NGL customers

Monterey, CA – August 7, 2012 – National Geographic Learning (NGL), part of Cengage Learning and a provider of quality educational materials for the PreK‐12, higher education, adult education and ELT markets, today announced a distribution agreement with ASCD, the global leader in developing and delivering innovative programs, products and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner. Through this new agreement, NGL will distribute premier professional development solutions from ASCD including online courses, on-demand resource libraries and print titles.

“As a global provider of high quality professional development solutions, ASCD has developed resources that will add significant value to support the professional learning of educators who use NGL’s products,” said Vincent Grosso, vice president, National Geographic Learning. “We have noticed a significant rise in demand for professional development in the PreK-12 market. There has been a shift in professional learning which requires easy-to-access resources, available 24/7, with customization for immediate integration into daily professional practice. When paired with our engaging and effective materials, educators will find that ASCD’s resources make it easy and affordable to learn concepts and techniques directly from experts in the industry.”

ASCD produces various solutions, resources and books that further the professional knowledge and careers of superintendents, supervisors, principals, teachers, professors of education and school board members. This distribution agreement will allow NGL to distribute more than 500 print titles from ASCD and also ASCD’s award-winning online resources including:

  • PD Online, the professional development solution providing multimedia and high-quality digital content from leading experts that fits the needs of most any type and size of learning group. With PD Online, schools, school systems and other educational entities can personalize and monitor professional development for individual educators or groups of educators.
  • PD In Focus, which offers educators on-demand access to hundreds of hours of high-impact videos, related resources and activities. Designed to bring practical classroom applications to life, PD In Focus couples examples from contemporary teaching with insights from some of the most important voices in education. With powerful search capabilities and discreet tagging, PD In Focus helps users find digital professional development materials that are most relevant to their needs.

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About Cengage Learning and National Geographic Learning
Cengage Learning is a leading provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide.  National Geographic Learning, part of Cengage Learning, is a provider of quality core and supplemental educational materials for the PreK‐12, higher education and adult education markets. Cengage Learning and National Geographic Learning also distribute a variety of content from the National Geographic Society, including images, maps, videos and articles, to the academic and library markets worldwide. The company’s products and services are designed to foster academic excellence and professional development, increase student engagement, improve learning outcomes and deliver authoritative information to people whenever and wherever they need it.  For more information, visit  

About ASCD
ASCD is the global leader in developing and delivering innovative programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner. Comprising 150,000 members—superintendents, principals, teachers, professors, and advocates from more than 145 countries—the ASCD community also includes 58 affiliate organizations. The nonprofit’s diverse, nonpartisan membership is its greatest strength, projecting a powerful, unified voice to decision makers around the world. To learn more about how ASCD supports educators as they learn, teach, and lead, visit