SALT LAKE CITY (PRWEB) October 04, 2012
School Improvement Network, the leader in teacher effectiveness resources and training, today announced it has been chosen by the Kentucky Department of Education to provide professional development and Common Core implementation resources to public educators across the state. Under this partnership, all of Kentucky’s 52,000 educators will gain access to School Improvement Network’s PD 360, Common Core 360, and Heidi Hayes Jacobs’ “Mapping to the Core” on the LiveBook 360 platform.
“We are pleased to partner with the Kentucky Department of Education in our cause of helping every student be college and career ready,” said School Improvement Network CEO and President Chet Linton. “Kentucky educators will now join the more than 900,000 educators nationwide using research-proven tools to increase student outcomes. With these tools, educators in Kentucky will experience significant improvement that will have a positive, measurable impact on student achievement.”
School Improvement Network provides scalable, practical and award-winning tools and training to improve educator effectiveness and increase student outcomes.
PD 360 is a research-based, on-demand professional learning platform that hosts an ever-growing library of over 2,000 video segments on 125 educational topics with nationally renowned education experts. PD 360 is also home to the world’s largest online professional learning community with nearly a million verified educators. PD 360 has earned numerous awards, and independent research studies have shown PD 360 increases student achievement by as much as 30 percent in a single school year.
Common Core 360 helps teachers master and implement the new Common Core State Standards with tutorials and real classroom examples of teachers in states across the country teaching the Standards. Together with Heidi Hayes Jacobs’ “Mapping to the Core” on the LiveBook 360 platform, Kentucky educators will have comprehensive and specialized resources to help ensure all of Kentucky’s more than 645,000 students will be proficient in the standards and master the skills necessary to be college and career ready.
“This partnership with School Improvement Network will further our vision of an effective teacher in every classroom, an effective leader in every school, and students who are college and career ready,” said Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holiday. “We are confident this investment will provide our teachers with the highest quality and most effective professional development training. This is an essential component of Kentucky’s commitment to raise the quality of education across the state.”
School Improvement Network’s professional development and teacher effectiveness resources will be available as part of Kentucky’s Continuous Instructional Improvement Technology System. PD 360’s unique and personalized professional development will also fulfill a new Kentucky provision that mandates professional development programs be available to teachers based on their needs.
About School Improvement Network
Founded in 1991 by teachers, School Improvement Network has spent decades researching and documenting the best practices in education. From this research, School Improvement Network has developed an integrated system for educator effectiveness. The company’s system outlines a step-by-step process to improve teacher practice, and arms educators with a set of powerful tools that can be used to complete each step. Research shows that districts and schools that use the tools in School Improvement Network’s integrated suite produce better teachers, and as a result experience dramatic increases in student achievement, driving up student test scores by as much as 30% in a single year. School Improvement Network works with thousands of schools and districts in every state and around the world and has visited over 3,500 classrooms to document best practices in action. Learn more at http://www.schoolimprovement.com.
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