School Improvement Network Named 36th Fastest Growing Company in Utah

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The Mountain West Capital Network Recognizes School Improvement Network, the Creators of PD 360, as One of the Top Emerging Enterprises in Utah

The greatest beneficiaries of this growth are hundreds of thousands of administrators, teachers, and students who are closing the achievement gap in their schools.

On October 6, the Mountain West Capital Network named School Improvement Network one of the 100 fastest growing companies in Utah, awarding it a spot on the coveted “Utah 100” list. The “Utah 100” program recognizes companies whose skyrocketing revenue growth places them among the elite innovators in the state.

School Improvement Network, the leader in professional development for educators, debuted on the Utah 100 three years ago, and has risen on the list ever since. The average growth rate for companies ranked in the Utah 100 is nearly 1,000 percent. That number is staggering, especially in the current economy. School Improvement Network is honored to be ranked among such a select group of entrepreneurs. Even more exciting is what such unprecedented growth means for the school districts that make up School Improvement Network’s client base.

“We’re proud that the Mountain West Capital Group has highlighted the strides our company made in 2011, and we thank them for their recognition.” says Curtis Linton, Vice President of the School Improvement Network. “The greatest beneficiaries of this growth are hundreds of thousands of administrators, teachers, and students who are closing the achievement gap in their schools. Our clients are experiencing elevated test scores, teacher improvement, better classroom chemistry, and more success in and out of school as a result of our product. We see growth as a stamp of approval from our customers, and as further confirmation that we are producing the best professional learning videos available to educators. We attribute all of our growth to the continuing quality of our product.”

Anyone can join the School Improvement Network online community for free and receive a free 30-day trial of PD 360, the world’s largest online video and professional development distribution network for educators, just by logging on to http://www.schoolimprovement.com and clicking on the free trial button.

About School Improvement Network
Founded in 1991 by teachers, the School Improvement Network provides comprehensive, research-based professional development anytime, anywhere. As the home of The Video Journal of Education, PD 360, Observation 360, the Learning 360 Framework, Equity 360, and Common Core 360, School Improvement Network resources focus on the most relevant topics, feature the top experts, and show educators how to put theory into practice. School Improvement Network works with thousands of schools and districts in every state and around the world and has visited over 3,000 classrooms to document best practices in action. Learn more at http://www.schoolimprovement.com.

About PD 360 • Practical, Scalable, Measurable
PD 360 is the multi-award winning, leading online, on-demand professional learning resource for schools and districts. With 1,800 videos on 117 topics from 120 experts, PD 360 has the largest online community of educators, with over 700,000 subscribers. The innovative PD 360 videos are unique and class-leading because of the quality of production, and each is research-based with classroom examples of best practices. The videos are also relatively short in nature (approximately 6-12 minutes in length) allowing educators access to “snack-able” content that is easy and accessible to view and implement.

Teachers, administrators, professional learning communities, coaches, mentors, instructional leaders, and paraprofessionals have available at their fingertips hundreds of indexed and searchable video segments that present real, best-practice classroom examples and feature respected education experts, such as Michael Fullan, Rick DuFour, Doug Reeves, Rick Stiggins, and many others. Educators can instantly find the help they need on nearly every topic, including differentiation, assessment, English language learners, leadership, and more. PD 360 can also be used to create a structured learning experience for an individual teacher, a PLC, or even an entire school. PD 360 bridges the gap between training and classroom implementation with job-embedded follow-up, tracking, and reflection tools. PD 360 gives educators access to an online community of teaching professionals that allows interaction and collaboration either within a district or across the United States and the world. PD 360 includes over 1,500 research-based video learning segments and is the most comprehensive web-based library of professional development resources available. See a demonstration at http://www.pd360.com.

School Improvement Network, PD 360, and their respective logos are trademarks of the School Improvement Network. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Press Contact:

Duane Sprague
School Improvement Network
801-758-9546
duane.sprague(at)schoolimprovement(dot)com

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