One of the many great professional development programs sponsored by ASCD is their annual class of Emerging Leaders.

They’ve just announced this year’s selection – 50 educators from across the United States. And it’s quite an impressive group (you can see them all here).

Here are just a few of their activities:

  • Attending the invitation-only Leader to Leader (L2L) conference in July, where leaders of various ASCD constituent groups convene to learn, share, and lay the groundwork for further collaboration
  • Presenting at ASCD conferences and events
  • Writing for ASCD publications, including the Inservice blog, and contributing blogs and articles to other outlets
  • Facilitating the #ASCDL2L Twitter chat, which occurs on the first Tuesday of each month
  • Hosting episodes of ASCD Learn Teach Lead Radio, a weekly program produced in partnership with BAM! Radio Network

I’d encourage readers to participate next year.

The Emerging Leaders online application is open from February 1 to April 1 each year. In other words, the application for next year’s Class will re-open on February 1, 2017. You can self-nominate or nominate someone else.

You can learn all about it here.