Spokane, WA (PRWEB) June 3, 2005
24/7 Educational Services, LLC (http://www.my247ed.com) the leading online provider of educator professional development has introduced more than 150 new course selections to its catalog, bringing educators a selection of more than 375 choices.
"We are very pleased with the additional courses and classes that have been recently added," stated Tod Whitman, President and CEO of 24/7 Educational Services. "These courses focus on the educator and their needs, now, and as they prepare for the next school year or next teaching assignment."
What is unique about the courses that 24/7 Educational Services offers is that through their highly trained staff (all educators and administrators themselves) they work to individualize the content that is best for the individual educator.
"In the past, when an educator wanted to or needed to take a course, their choices were limited to traditional classroom delivery type courses. This posed a number of problems, including but not limited to; needing to hire a substitute, the number of hours or credit they would receive, travel and meals, the time commitment, and the all-too-often, canceled course, which resulted in the educator just taking 'some course, any course'. That's not how quality professional development should be offered."
24/7 Educational Services takes a completely different approach. They offer multiple solutions that range from providing a single customized course, to creating an individualized professional growth plan to meet the educators exacting needs.
In Washington State, for example, many educators create education plans with their administrator or education teams. In doing so, the educator and administrator develop a plan for the educator to work towards. The problem; if the plan calls for specific professional development and that professional development doesn't exist or isn't readily available, then the plan may go unfulfilled. From the administratorÂs point of view, they may not be satisfied with the educatorÂs ability to meet the plan goals and thus the teacher evaluation may reflect that. From the teacherÂs perspective, because the courses weren't available locally, the administrator is put into the position of having to allocate money for a substitute and travel and lodging and may not have the resources to do so.
The online courses delivered by 24/7 Educational Services eliminate that problem.
With the Educational Service Districts (ESD) in Washington State drastically reducing their own professional development courses and classes in favor of larger and more profitable 'conference style' presentations, offering professional development to meet individual needs is difficult to find if educators don't know where to look.
"24/7 Educational Services is very pleased to offer solutions that fill that gap between simple introduction and providing the real substance. We provide the real substance by offering educators courses, classes, workshops, conference solutions and services that are designed specifically to meet the educatorÂs individual needs."
Whitman continued, "Isn't that what continuing educational and professional development should be about?"
About 24/7 Educational Services LLC:
24/7 Educational Services, http://www.my247ed.com is a privately held education company founded in 2001. Its founders - all current or former teachers and administrators, have a broad technical, engineering and business backgrounds and a rich history of creating and teaching courses throughout the United States and overseas. http://www.my247ed.com aggregates, develops, markets and delivers professional development and college/university credit courses in compliance with the standards and procedures set forth by individual States. All courses offered on the http://www.my247ed.com site are approved or accredited per the requirements of each individual State and their respective State Education Boards. Courses are then made available online, via CD-ROM, video-cassette, audio-cassette, streaming video, a combination of several, or through the traditional classroom setting, and can be completed at the discretion of the educator over a year's time. Users of http://www.my247ed.com's site can easily track professional development opportunities and credit hours completed with http://www.my247ed.com or independently of http://www.my247ed.com within a secure area of the of http://www.my247ed.com's Professional Development Management System (PDMS) on its website.
24/7 Educational Services, LLC
2910 East 57th Avenue Ste. 164
Spokane , WA 99223