New Training Programs Help Educators Transition to Common Core State Standards

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From Undergraduate Years Throughout Their Careers, Teachers Count on Pearson for Continuous Professional Development

High-quality training for the nearly four million teachers hard at work in schools throughout the United States will become even more critical as most states gear up for the transition to the new Common Core State Standards, a nationwide initiative to ensure all students are college and career ready.

Pearson, the leader in training for teachers from their undergraduate years throughout their careers, provides professional development for teachers with a wide spectrum of services, educational resources, and technology tools they need to educate today's students (see video).

"Pearson's mission around teachers is very different from the role of any other company. We recognize that supporting teachers is about understanding their needs and meeting those needs across the lifecycle of a teacher's career," said Nancy Forsyth, Pearson's President of Teacher Education and Student Success. "Like their students -- with new technologies at their fingertips -- teachers today are constantly learning, and we are side-by-side with them throughout this process."

Available online 24/7 or through face-to-face coaching and modeling sessions, teachers have access to training that addresses their daily classroom challenges, including shifting classroom instruction to match the Common Core, implementing assessments, teaching English Language Learners, employing technology, and instructing students in literacy and math.

"Teachers are without a doubt the most important factor in student success, and as professionals they need support and training to be at the top of their game. Right now, thousands of them across the country are gearing up to implement the Common Core State Standards in their classrooms. So, we're hoping to aid with this transition by offering research-based workshops designed to help ensure a smooth and effective implementation of these new principles for teaching math and reading/language arts," said Stefan Kohler, who heads up all of Pearson's Teacher Professional Development.

To learn more visit http://www.pearsonpd.com or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q--iHFgRB2w.

About Pearson
Pearson has a vision of effective education: a virtuous circle of learning where powerful technologies enable teachers to assess students unobtrusively, diagnose their learning needs swiftly, prescribe personalized learning, and monitor student progress. This ongoing cycle of feedback to students, teachers, and parents begins by optimizing assessment data and putting it to work for continuous improvement in student progress and teaching effectiveness. For more, visit http://www.pearsoned.com.

Press Contact: Kate Miller, kate.miller(at)pearson(dot)com, 800-745-8489

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