It’s Gone Mobile! PD 360 Mobile Released

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School Improvement Network has always been a step ahead of the industry in providing the most access to PD training. Today, they officially turned one step ahead into two.

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With version 5.2, educators step even further ahead in their PD opportunities by now being able to participate in professional development absolutely anywhere

Salt Lake City – November 9, 2011 – Just two months before the launch of PD360’s regular updates comes the much-anticipated PD 360 Mobile application for any iOS (Apple) or Android mobile device.

PD 360 is the world’s first and largest on-demand professional development platform. The online PD training library has 1,800 video segments, but not until now have the training videos been accessible on a mobile device. As more districts begin equipping their educators with iPads and smartphones, a need has arisen for a professional development program that can be accessed from mobile devices. Now that PD360 Mobile has filled that need, teachers and administrators have access to the 120 experts and 117 topics anytime, and anywhere their iPads and smart phones go.

“We originally built PD 360 to provide educators with the maximum access to professional development, and [our competitors] still do not provide access to the quantity or quality we continue to produce.” President and CEO Chet Linton says. “With PD 360 Mobile, educators step even further ahead in their PD opportunities by now being able to participate in professional development absolutely anywhere.”

Administrators and teachers alike will appreciate the synchronization between devices. The mobile app synchronizes with an educators account immediately, so all content viewed on a mobile device appears in the recent history no matter which device one uses. That means that teachers can view material to achieve objectives on the bus or metro, and administrators can follow up on teachers’ progress as it happens.

Educators can also search any of the 1,800 videos on their mobile device, so they do not have to rely on preloaded content. Educators will have complete access to the entire core content wherever and whenever they need it.

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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