Alexandria, VA (12/12/2013)—ASCD, a global community dedicated to excellence in learning, teaching, and leading, is pleased to announce that Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content for K–12 classrooms, is the lead sponsor for the association’s much-anticipated 2014 Annual Conference and Exhibit Show.

The 69th ASCD Annual Conference and Exhibit Show, held in Los Angeles, Calif., March 15–17, 2014, will showcase ideas and best-practice strategies that are driving student achievement and will unlock ways to boost teacher and leadership effectiveness. Attendees will choose from more than 350 sessions that will enable them to prepare our world’s learners to be creative, critically minded, and compassionate citizens. The official hashtag of the 2014 ASCD Annual Conference and Exhibit Show is #ASCD14, and the official Twitter handle of the conference is @ASCD.

Discovery Education enhances teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content that supports the implementation of Common Core standards, professional development, assessment tools, and the largest professional learning community of its kind. Available in over half of all U.S. schools, community colleges, and in 40 countries around the world, Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and like-minded organizations to engage students, empower teachers, and transform classrooms with customized solutions that accelerate academic achievement. Discovery Education is powered by Discovery Communications, the number one nonfiction media company in the world.

As lead sponsor, Discovery Education will play a key role in presenting the Welcome Reception on Friday night, March 14, by providing entertainment from Discovery’s award-winning networks like Discovery Channel and Animal Planet. More than 2,000 reception participants will gather to kick-off an educational sector of the largest leadership conference.

Along with these signature event enhancements, Discovery Education’s key thought leaders in educational technology, curriculum, and assessment will deliver multiple presentations throughout the three-day conference. Of special note will be a featured presentation on Saturday, March 15 from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. by Hall Davidson, as well as a series of bring-your-own-device workshops.

“ASCD is excited to partner with Discovery Education as lead sponsor for our 2014 ASCD Annual Conference and Exhibit Show,” said ASCD Executive Director and CEO Gene R. Carter. “We are looking forward to a dynamic and exciting conference experience, and are eager to see education leaders from across the globe in Los Angeles in March.”

Year after year, thousands of educators representing a diverse range of professional roles, countries, and experience levels; leading education experts; hundreds of exhibitors; and journalists and education bloggers turn to ASCD’s Annual Conference and Exhibit Show for an unrivaled, world-class professional development experience.

To register for the 2014 Annual Conference and Exhibit Show, visit the conference website at The early bird registration rate is available through January 15, 2014, and is $259 for ASCD members and $325 for nonmembers. Attendees who register for the full conference at the nonmember rate will automatically receive a free, one-year Select Online membership to continue their learning long after the conference is over. Learn more ways to save on registration fees by visiting the registration page on the Annual Conference and Exhibit Show website.

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