Heinle and ASCD Announce Partnership for Teacher Training Publication

Partnership to Co-Brand and Distribute Dr. Marzano’s New Teacher Vocabulary Training Manual

Heinle ELT, a leading provider of materials for English language teaching and learning throughout the world and part of Cengage Learning, today announced a partnership with ASCD, an educational leadership association, to publish the new teacher training manual from Dr. Robert Marzano, entitled Teaching Basic and Advanced Vocabulary.

The book provides K-12 educators with structured classroom instruction on how to use basic and advanced vocabulary terms that form the foundation of general literacy. This co-branded professional development manual will be distributed through ASCD’s extensive membership network, as well as Heinle’s distribution channels.

As its title indicates, Teaching Basic and Advanced Vocabulary is focused on the framework for introducing basic terms — those words that are critical to understanding and using the English language — as well as advanced terms. More specifically, 2,845 basic terms and 5,162 advanced terms are organized into 420 semantic clusters, or groups of related terms. The book explains how a district, school, or individual teacher might use the semantic clusters in a whole- class approach to direct instruction that focuses on advanced vocabulary.

“We are delighted to partner with ASCD in bringing Dr. Marzano’s newest professional development material to teachers, and we look forward to working together to support instructors of the English language,” said Dennis Hogan, president of Heinle ELT. Teaching Basic and Advanced Vocabulary will be available in June.

For more information or to place an order visit elt.heinle.com or call +1 800.354.9706. You can also place an order through ASCD by calling 1-800-933-2723, or visit http://shop.ascd.org.

About Dr. Marzano

Dr. Robert Marzano, renowned author and expert on teaching vocabulary, is Heinle’s best-selling K-12 Milestones series Program Advisor, and an ASCD member. In addition, he is CEO of Marzano Research Laboratory – powered by Solution Tree, whose mission is to “synthesize educational research into products and services that teachers and principals can put to use for immediate gains in student learning.”-Dr. Robert Marzano

About ASCD

ASCD is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that represents more than 175,000 educators from 119 countries and nearly 60 affiliates. Founded in 1943, ASCD’s members span the entire profession of K-12 educators, including superintendents, supervisors, principals, teachers, professors of education, and school board faculty.

ASCD is known throughout the education profession for identifying trends and translating research into practice. For more information, visit www.ascd.org.

About Cengage Learning and Heinle ELT

Cengage Learning delivers highly customized learning solutions for colleges, universities, professors, students, libraries, government agencies, corporations and professionals around the world. Heinle ELT, part of Cengage Learning, is a leading provider of materials for English language teaching and learning throughout the world. Heinle is committed to helping learners become more effective readers, writers, and communicators, and to helping teachers become more effective in guiding learners to achieve their goals. For more information, visit http://elt.heinle.com or www.cengage.com.