Your vision is to change the world—one child at a time. It's ours too. That's why ASCD empowers you to help your students develop essential skills that extend beyond memorizing geographical locations and calculating square roots. While these skills are important, we believe that supporting the whole child requires engaging students to prepare them for navigating their careers, contributing to their communities, and identifying their interests.
From Guidestar website: "The purpose of ASCD is the general improvement of education through the promotion of programs and practices that will facilitate the wholesome development of all persons involved in educational efforts specifically, the association will 1 provide human resource development experiences to promote professional leadership and cooperative curriculum planning and development by all persons involved in and affected by education at all levels 2 provide human resource development experiences"