PreK-12 Learning Group

Supporting the creation of dynamic and innovative learning tools that are integral to educating our next generation of citizens

Advocating for quality content for teaching and learning

AAP’s PreK-12 Learning Group strives to promote and support a fair, competitive, and thriving marketplace for PreK-12 publishing of all types, on all platforms. AAP members involved in the PreK-12 industry include developers of print and digital instructional materials and learning tools, as well as manufacturers, suppliers, consultants, and other non-publishers directly involved in the industry. The Learning Group also offers industry and international partnerships for eligible companies that want to benefit from joining our division. We partner with our members to advocate, analyze, and work for policy changes that benefit the entire PreK-12 community. To keep members well-informed and well-connected, we provide a range of resources, conferences, award programs, and networking events that spotlight trends in policy, technology, and learning. Members also serve on our Executive Council and participate in PreK-12 committees to help guide the work of the division.


CIDL: Supporting the Development of Next-Generation Education Products

The Center for Innovation & Digital Learning is a new initiative by the Association of American Publishers that aims to promote a steady influx of forward-thinking ideas into the learning resource market and to support the development of next-generation educational technology.

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PreK-12 Programs & Events

  • Content in Context (CIC): Our annual conference for anyone involved in the creation, marketing, or sales of educational content. Next event: June 6-8, 2016, Loews, Philadelphia, PA
  • Leadership Series: Explores a key industry issue in depth over a year through several events, including members-only webinars and events open to the industry. The 2016 theme is OER and the Changing Dynamics of the PreK-12 Market.
  • Leadership Forum: Save the date for our first-ever Leadership Forum, December 7, 2016, in New York, which will tackle key questions about the current state of the instructional materials market and the future of OER.
  • Members-Only Webinars: Exclusive insights and analysis for AAP members on the latests issues and policies impacting the learning resource industry. Next webinar: State Legislative Wrap-up with Jay Diskey, Executive Director, AAP PreK-12 Learning Group (June 22, 2 - 3 pm EST.)
  • AAP PreK-12 Learning Group and the Frankfurt Book Fair: Book Fair, October 19-23, 2016; PreK-12 Learning Group Hot Spot Presentation, Oct. 20, 4:30 - 5:00 pm with reception to follow.
  • On the Rise: Recognizes early career professionals in the educational resource community who demonstrate remarkable leadership and innovation.

Members, industry partners, and international partners receive discounts on AAP conferences, seminars, and many other events. For all upcoming AAP events, visit Programs & Events.

Keep Current With Educational Publishing

Stay up to date on issues that affect the PreK-12 learning resource industry

Explore our PreK-12 Learning Blog Read the Latest Member News

Awards Programs

  • Lamplighter Honors: Honors individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of learning resources and the community.
  • REVERE Awards: Honors excellence in products across all media that support teaching and learning. The 2016 entry period is closed. See the finalists and join us June 8 at the REVERE Awards Gala to find out who will be crowned the best learning resources of 2016.

Advocacy and Priorities

The latest information on our positions, advocacy efforts, and initiatives


  • EP Insider: Our weekly members-only e-newsletter flagging current reports, presentations, and industry info
  • Policy Insider: Our monthly members-only e-newsletter on current thinking, research, and shifts in educational policy and politics