School Improvement Network CEO and President Chet Linton Keynotes Microsoft Partners in Learning Global Forum 2012

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Addresses Topic of Fostering Teacher Effectiveness and Student Success

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School Improvement Network, the leader in teacher effectiveness resources, today announced its CEO and President, Chet Linton, keynoted this year’s Microsoft’s Partners in Learning Global Forum 2012 in Prague. The conference brings together world experts in technology and innovation in the classroom with more than 80 countries represented. Business leaders, educators and government officials participated in the global event, held November 28 to December 1.

“Technology is the great equalizer in education,” said Linton. “It is the single most scalable, influential tool educators have and it is key to the development and improvement of education systems worldwide. Every single educator and administrator should have implementation plans and best practices for bringing technology into the classroom as a focus for 2013. There is no other opportunity as significant as that posed by the right technology in the classroom to boost teacher effectiveness and student achievement. It has been an honor to be part of the Partners in Learning Global Forum and join educators from around the world dedicated to improving education through technology.”

School Improvement Network solutions, PD 360, Observation 360 and Common Core 360, have been implemented is part of the educator effectiveness system in more than 10,000 schools in the U.S., impacting over 900,000 educators nationwide.

The keynote address presented research demonstrating the impact of building environments where teachers have access to professional development resources to increase teacher effectiveness alongside the delivery of personalized, student-centered learning methods to drive student improvement in the classroom regardless of geography, socio-economic challenges or achievement gaps to ensure students graduate ready for college and career.

School Improvement Network evaluations and data show schools implementing its solutions demonstrate increased student performance in math, reading, science and English across demographics in over 13,000 schools and 1,400 districts in all 50 states.

Click here to see the keynote.

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 system for educator effectiveness 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

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