Salt Lake City (PRWEB) November 06, 2012
A newly released article in education magazine District Administration shows how Medway Public Schools in Massachusetts is using School Improvement Network’s Observation 360 from within PD 360 to personalize teacher evaluations and pair them with individualized professional development.
“The technological piece becomes critical because we’re dealing with discussions that can affect jobs,” said School Improvement Network CEO and President Chet Linton in the article, “and you need a management system that puts all the information in one place.”
School Improvement Network’s Observation 360, an integral part of PD 360, allows educators to build customized templates for each grade, subject or school. Administrators can then give specific, targeted feedback immediately following each observation. The article highlights how observations are performed on iPads and other mobile devices, and instantly sent directly to teachers. When teachers receive these observation results, they simultaneously receive prescriptive professional development and video content, the majority of which is based in School Improvement Network’s PD 360. Administrators can also prescribe content and resources outside of PD 360, giving their educators access to any resource within their reach.
Together with Common Core 360, these tools make up a powerful suite that has been statistically proven to increase student achievement by as much as 30 percent.
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 of tools produce better teachers, and as a result experience dramatic increases in student achievement, driving up student test scores by as much as 30 percent 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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