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Corwin and AESA Announce New Partnership

Los Angeles, CA (April 15, 2011) Corwin and the Association of Educational Service Agencies (AESA) have signed a partnership agreement to work together on a comprehensive joint marketing program. As a Business Partner organization, Corwin will co-create books, training programs and seminars designed to meet the needs of AESA’s 553 member educational service agencies (ESAs) in 45 states.

Corwin, a SAGE company, is one of the leading publishers of professional development materials for preK–12 educators. Established in 1990, Corwin specializes in books, multimedia kits, and online courses that translate the latest educational research and theory into practical strategies that educators can use immediately.

“This partnership builds on Corwin’s 20 years of work with ESAs. We believe that together, AESA, ESAs, and Corwin will create the next generation of professional learning,” says Mike Soules, President of Corwin.

AESA reaches over 80% of public school districts, 83% of private schools, 80% of certified teachers, and 80% of non-certified school employees through its member ESAs.

Corwin will have access to the AESA member directory and become a sponsor of the 2011 AESA annual conference, 2011 summer CEO conference and the 2011 Educators Call to Action Conference.

“AESA is delighted to enter into this Business Partnership with Corwin. Our members are well acquainted with Corwin authors and we look forward to forging new links between Corwin and educational service agencies across the country,” says Brian Talbott, Executive Director of AESA.

The new relationship also allows Corwin and AESA to explore joint ventures such as co-publication opportunities, developing a program to train staff developers and creating revenue sharing opportunities for member ESAs.

In 2010, Corwin published nearly 200 professional development titles, including Motion Leadership by Michael Fullan, the second edition of Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites by Marcia L. Tate, Teaching Digital Natives by Marc Prensky and Unmistakable Impact by Jim Knight.

Corwin, a SAGE company, was established in 1990 to provide solutions for PreK–12 educators. Corwin produces books and multimedia resources that range from very practical, experience-based resources to more reflective or research-based titles, and are written for a diverse set of professionals—principals, administrators, specialists, teachers, counselors, consultants, teacher educators, and collegiate-level students.

SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. Since 1965, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, and medicine. An independent company, SAGE has principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington DC.

Contact: Charline Wu, Corwin Promotions/Marketing Specialist, 805-410-7750,