The educational leadership organization ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) has made a variety of free professional development content available on Apple’s newly revamped iTunes U service.

“We are excited to use this technology to assist educators in accessing our professional development resources for free, anywhere and anytime,” said ASCD Executive Director and CEO Gene R. Carter. “We look forward to releasing new content on iTunes U in the future.”

Through the new ASCD iTunes U channel, educators can stay up to date with the most recent professional development content from the organization, including webinars, archived conference presentations, interviews with ASCD authors, and video profiles of successful educators, ASCD said.

The new ASCD iTunes U channel offers resources on many educational topics, such as teacher effectiveness, school reform, assessment, and Common Core State Standards. Educators now can take these professional development resources with them on an iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, or any laptop with iTunes.

To find ASCD content, search for “ASCD” on iTunes. Educators can subscribe to multiple ASCD feeds, which are updated automatically. The association said it will update the channel regularly with content that is currently available on its website and will develop exclusive iTunes U content in the future.

http://www.apple.com/education/itunes-u/

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