InfoSource To Market Award-Winning Professional Development Courses From Wide World

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InfoSource, Inc., developer of online learning content for K-12 educators, will collaborate with WIDE World at the Harvard Graduate School of Education to deliver WIDE World’s online professional development courses to educators around the world.

InfoSource is pleased to market materials on behalf of WIDE World (Wide-scale Interactive Development for Educators), a professional development program developed by Project Zero and researchers at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. This initiative allows InfoSource to expose educators to this unique opportunity to obtain professional development hours for taking the award-winning training courses in WIDE World’s Technology Integration Program of Study.

InfoSource will help guide districts, schools, and individual educators to registration opportunities for research-based online courses on technology integration. WIDE World courses are designed to create highly-engaging learning environments through the use of trained online coaches, and to strengthen districts’ internal capacities for teaching, mentoring, and instructional leadership. WIDE World’s online courses also provide teachers the opportunity to engage in reflective analysis of classroom practice, structured collaboration with other educators, and active learning. Courses available also include math, reading, writing, differentiating instruction, and teaching for understanding.

“Working with InfoSource to assist WIDE World in reaching out to educators across the globe was a natural choice, given our shared goal of wide-scale improvement of teacher practice,” commented David Zarowin, Executive Director of WIDE World. “Both of our organizations are excited about combining efforts to provide world-class Web-based courses for educators,” added Zarowin.

“Such a gratifying endorsement by WIDE World demonstrates InfoSource’s commitment to advance learning excellence through the use of innovative technology in education,” said Michael Werner, Owner and CEO of InfoSource. “This initiative will allow InfoSource to add to our ever-growing suite of professional development services,” continued Werner.

This marketing development with WIDE World coincides with InfoSource announcing new additions to its Integrating Technology in the Classroom online courseware library for educators. In November, InfoSource released three new courses, increasing the library to 10 courses totaling 87 lessons, and over 16 hours of training.

To learn more about professional development courses on technology integration, and for help on meeting and tracking NCLB requirements and ISTE NETS, as well as federal and state technology standards, please contact InfoSource at: 800-393-4636 or visit http://www.howtomaster.com.

About WIDE World at the Harvard Graduate School of Education

WIDE World’s goal is to improve teacher practice through online professional development. WIDE World has translated research on teacher education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education into real-life practice, offering educators a collaborative Web-based learning experience coupled with job-embedded new strategies in the classroom. Over the past three years, more than 97% of WIDE World course participants say the program has generated improvement in their teaching practices.

About InfoSource, Inc.

InfoSource, Inc., in business since 1983, is a developer and provider of high-quality Web-based training (WBT), computer-based training (CBT), and instructor-led training (ILT) courseware for the K-12 Education, Corporate, and Government markets. InfoSource’s How To Master family of products covers PC applications, professional development skills, IT certification preparation and technology integration training. In addition to its Web-delivered learning services, electronic training materials, and printed books, InfoSource also develops, maintains, and markets a unique Content Authoring Tool (CAT) and a robust Learning Management System (LMS).

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