PDK International, publisher of Kappan magazine, is a professional association for educators that brings together the top leaders, thinkers, and doers to collaborate and inspire one another.

By providing professional learning opportunities, targeted networking, and relevant research, PDK helps researchers and practitioners deepen their expertise, elevate their careers, and ultimately experience better results in their work.

PDK International family of education associations

PDK is the original member of the PDK International family of education associations, which also includes Pi Lambda Theta (PLT) and Educators Rising. Together, these three associations support the full spectrum of the education profession, beginning with Educators Rising for precollegiate prospective educators, continuing with PLT for collegiate preservice and practicing teachers, and concluding with PDK, serving the professional needs of career educators.


To grow and connect leaders in education

The PDK International family of education associations:

• Connects members in vibrant learning communities;
• Shares proven research, innovations, and best practices; and
• Empowers members to advocate for their students and their profession.


To be the experts in cultivating great educators for tomorrow while continuing to ensure high-quality education for today. Join us in this important work.