New Website Offers Online Professional Development for Educators

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PD Developer School Improvement Network Launches New Company Website, Featuring Free Information and Online Professional Development.

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Our new site, rather than just the online headquarters of our company, is now going to be a resource for people who want to understand online PD products and the emerging industry

As schools all over the world continue to play catch up with the digital boom of the last decade, at least one sector in education seems to have arrived. “Professional development for educators has seen spectacular growth online,” says Chet Linton, CEO of PD developer School Improvement Network.

“Since going live on the web just a few years ago,” Linton continues, “our company has grown exponentially— faster than even the most optimistic of us could have anticipated. Our products are now being used by tens of thousands of schools in the United States.”

“Of course, not everyone is seeing as much growth as we are,” Linton concedes, “but this trend toward online PD seems pretty consistent across the board. Old methods of professional development are either rapidly disappearing or integrating with online models.”

And it is because of this unprecedented growth that Linton and others at School Improvement Network are launching a new website in 2012.

“We realize that because of the industry’s rapid growth, there are going to be many educators with questions not only about our product, but online PD in general,” says Linton. “We want to give these people answers. Our new site, rather than just the online headquarters of our company, is now going to be a resource for people who want to understand online PD products and the emerging industry. Our aim is to guide people to a clear vision of what online professional development is, what it isn’t, how to use it, and why it’s taking off like it is.”

In addition to delivering valuable information about online professional development, School Improvement Network’s new website will provide free offerings of online PD, including:

  •     Weekly teaching strategies
  •     Educational podcasts
  •     Teacher training videos
  •     Monthly e-books, covering the most critical topics in education

Anyone can become a member of School Improvement Network’s online community of 720,000 educators for free, by signing up at To register for a free, 30-day trial of School Improvement Network’s premiere, online professional platform, visit

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

School Improvement Network, PD 360, Common Core 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.

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