5 Reasons to Join Michigan ASCD

  • Professionals belong to professional organizations. ASCD is known both nationally and internationally for its quality.
  • Being a member is a great addition to one’s resume.
  • Michigan ASCD members enjoy multiple benefits such as access to free electronic books, Main Idea book reviews of current educational literature, and reduced professional learning registration fees.
  • Members receive regular newsletters with access to articles, webinars, current updates in education, and information about advocacy involvement.
  • The nominal fee of $75 per year makes joining a statewide membership more affordable than ever!

Additional Benefits

Current Information

  • An e-newsletter that provides key, relevant and critical information on an ongoing basis, MDE updates, available webinars, and updated professional learning opportunities
  • Detailed information about our professional learning, state-wide

Quality Professional Learning

  • Variety of venues and topics on current educational issues
  • Use of acclaimed national and state presenters
  • Professional learning topics addressing all the core curricular areas
  • Customized professional learning opportunities available
  • Sustained professional learning opportunities that can result in Specialty Endorsements

Advocacy Opportunities

  • Opportunity to serve as a member on state-wide education policy-making committees
  • Opportunity for participation in Board of Directors, governance and activities of Michigan ASCD
  • Ability  to influence policy through white papers, surveys , and collaborative work with other organizations across the state
  • Opportunity to engage with other state educational leaders also housed at the Michigan Education Leadership Network building
  • Legislative tools to respond to educational and legislative trends to help shape state and national policy
  • Opportunity to voice concerns through regional representation

Organization of Distinction

  • Michigan’s only professional organization that supports leadership, curriculum, instruction and assessment development, K-12
  • Award winning publications on targeted issues and concerns in education
  • Approved for MDE Specialty Endorsement in Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment for Administrators meeting program requirements
  • Winner of ASCD  Program, Products and Services Award in 2014
  • Past recipients of the 1998 & 2006 ASCD Affiliate Overall Excellence Award

Additional Benefits

  • Member pricing for all Michigan ASCD workshops and events
  • Reduced price on ASCD publications
  • Joint memberships with other organizations (ASCD & MASA)
  • Member pricing on School ADvance Evaluation System
  • Complementary Main Idea!  subscription for all members
  • Networking opportunities that can lead to career advancement
  • Free Michigan ASCD member access to free eBooks from the Corwin eLibrary