What Is Inservice?

Inservice is the ASCD community blog—a place for educators to gather and share ideas. We hope it will promote the kind of exchange that happens in inservice meetings, where educators discuss how best to support their students. We want it to be a resource for everyone who cares about and serves education, learning, and teaching.

Some topics discussed on Inservice include teacher professional development, No Child Left Behind, assessment of English language learners, and whether or not middle schools really work.

We invite you to continue these discussions and to participate in many more to come. Tell us and your peers what’s happening in your districts, schools, and classrooms. And, if you’d like us to cover a topic that hasn’t been discussed, please let us know.

A Little Bit About ASCD

Founded in 1943, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that represents 175,000 educators from more than 135 countries and 58 affiliates. Our members span the entire profession of educators—superintendents, supervisors, principals, teachers, professors of education, and school board members.

We address all aspects of effective teaching and learning—such as professional development, educational leadership, and capacity building. ASCD offers broad, multiple perspectives—across all education professions—in reporting key policies and practices. Because we represent all educators, we are able to focus solely on professional practice within the context of “Is it good for the children?” rather than what is reflective of a specific educator role. In short, ASCD reflects the conscience and content of education.

Visit the ASCD Web site to learn more.