ASCD Activate

ASCD Activate Professional Learning Library is a collaborative learning community fueled by ASCD's award-winning resources. ASCD Activate provides your team with anytime access to digital materials that are evidence- and research-based, developed by educators for educators. Read more...

ASCD Activate makes it easier to be better, smarter, and empowered.

Access the professional library that will grow your skills and inspire your students while supporting a whole child approach to education. ASCD Activate is a digital library full of ASCD's best resources available anytime, anyplace, in the format that works you. It will help you uncover solutions to your biggest (or smallest) challenges. Because when you get it, your students get it.

All-in-one professional learning

For teachers and educators, wherever they are, ASCD Activate lets you design your own professional learning online using all of ASCD's award-winning, ASCD-backed resources that transform classroom learning and increase student achievement.

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  • 24-hour on-demand PD
  • All digital: videos, courses, books, articles, webinars, and more
  • Comprehensive and robust, covers all subjects
  • Evidence and research-based content
  • Easily managed individual learning that scales to groups


Access ASCD's Most Powerful, Industry-Leading Resources

ASCD Streaming Video Hundreds of hours of high-quality professional learning videos on demand.
PD In Focus Video Library Classroom videos and job-embedded activities featuring effective teaching practices from today's top educators.
PD Online Courses Choice of two award-winning, self-paced online courses per educator.
Educational Leadership magazine Our flagship magazine, named "Best Overall Publication" by the Association of American Publishers.
ASCD E-Books A rolling collection of nine new member e-books each year.
ASCD myTeachSource Teacher-driven articles, videos, checklists, rubrics, and more.
Professional Development Pathways Read, Watch, and Do professional learning in key instructional areas.
ASCD Webinars Hear from renowned educators and authors live and on-demand.
ASCD Whole Child Network Transform your school or district by joining the ASCD Whole Child Network.


Get Your Teams Learning, Growing, and Collaborating Together, Now!

Provide the names and email addresses of your team and your designated administrator. We'll send each team member a welcome email describing how to start using ASCD Activate.

Your designated administrator will receive an ASCD Activate Professional Learning Library User Guide with information, ideas, and tips.

Questions? Call 1-800-933-ASCD, ext. 8691, or email

Frequently asked questions

How Can ASCD Activate Work For You?

  • "Having the ability to use ASCD Activate to find new strategies and research is probably the most powerful thing that we can offer for [our teachers]—to be self-sufficient, self-reliant—in choosing their own path for PD."
    —John Allen, instructional coach, Jurupa Unified School District
  • "It is like a one-stop shop where you are getting the very best collections of up-to-date information on best practices. ASCD Activate is absolutely a resource any individual, school, or district should have that is looking to continually improve teaching and learning."
  • "Everybody, no matter where they are, and their position, and their teaching career, I think could find something that's applicable to them [in Activate]."
  • "I am very excited to be able to offer this resource to my teachers. I can assign PD or have teachers or PLS's choose PD offerings that match their interests and goals."