“Unless professional development programs are strategic, targeted and personalized, districts are wasting valuable time and resources on ineffective PD,”said Alvin Crawford, CEO of KDS.
New York, NY (PRWEB) August 18, 2011
Knowledge Delivery Systems (KDS) announces the expansion of its online Platform 2.0/eClassroom, a technology-enriched professional learning environment for teachers and administrators.
The eClassroom environment expands KDS’ online professional development offerings to include a simple and intuitive user experience for course taking, peer evaluation, and highly interactive discussions. The platform centers around a comprehensive and collaborative learning environment, including features like forums, private messaging with course facilitators, and the ability to build and download a portfolio of their course work. A self-assessment tool provides teachers and administrators a personalized baseline measurement from which to choose the most appropriate courses and create an individualized learning plan. Throughout the program, precise observation and evaluation tools allow teachers and administrators to gauge up-to-the minute progress against proficiencies and develop customizable progress reports.
eClassroom also provides more opportunities for districts to tailor KDS’ professional development offerings through course authoring tools. These tools provide districts the choice to expand their course options with local expertise, as well as leverage KDS’ vast library of content offerings.
“Unless professional development programs are strategic, targeted and personalized, districts are wasting valuable time and resources on ineffective PD,”said Alvin Crawford, CEO of KDS. “Our platform 2.0 eClassroom updates allow teachers, administrators and districts to get the most out of their professional development investment.”
Founded in 2004, the mission of Knowledge Delivery Systems, Inc., is to provide strategic professional development solutions for teachers, schools, and districts. KDS solutions offer strategies to help close the achievement gap and prepare K-12 students with the skills required for college, and careers in the 21st century. For more information visit http://www.kdsi.org.