Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) February 29, 2012
Teaching a large, diverse group of students is an enormous challenge, especially with classes all over the country growing at an unprecedented rate. Districts and schools are turning more and more to professional development resources to help educators cultivate personalized learning environments.
In order to empower educators to differentiate learning, PD producer School Improvement Network is releasing a new series of professional development resources that provide simple, proven strategies for personalizing classroom learning, and boosting student achievement in the process.
The newest in addition to School Improvement Network’s video library of professional development resources looks closely at Kihei Charter School, an innovative K-12 charter school in Hawaii, and explores its hands-on approach to learning. In this school, students learn by working side by side with educators, parents, and experts in the fields they study, which gives them a deeper connection to the curriculum.
The videos also provide strategies for implementing virtual-hybrid learning in the classroom, which allows students to receive one-on-one coaching. The professional development resource also offers methods for creating partnership-based learning communities that can be individualized to the students’ needs, and shows how technology can play a vital role in the classroom, creating individual learning. With this approach, students are able to direct their own learning as they get older.
Anyone can learn to better personalize education, and get the Kihei Charter School video training tools by signing up for a free 30-day trial of PD 360, School Improvement Network’s premier PD platform, and the world’s leading professional development resource. Visit http://www.schoolimprovement.com to learn more.
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 3,500 classrooms to document best practices in action. Learn more at http://www.schoolimprovement.com.
About PD 360 • Practical, Scalable, Measurable
PD 360 is the multi-award winning, leading online, on-demand professional learning resource for schools and districts. With 1,800 videos on 117 topics from 120 experts, PD 360 has the largest online community of educators, with over 822,000 subscribers. The innovative PD 360 videos are unique and class-leading because of the quality of production, and each is research-based with classroom examples of best practices. The videos are also relatively short in nature (approximately 6-12 minutes in length) allowing educators access to “snack-able” content that is easy and accessible to view and implement.
Teachers, administrators, professional learning communities, coaches, mentors, instructional leaders, and paraprofessionals have available at their fingertips hundreds of indexed and searchable video segments that present real, best-practice classroom examples and feature respected education experts, such as Michael Fullan, Rick DuFour, Doug Reeves, Rick Stiggins, and many others. Educators can instantly find the help they need on nearly every topic, including differentiation, assessment, English language learners, leadership, and more. PD 360 can also be used to create a structured learning experience for an individual teacher, a PLC, or even an entire school. PD 360 bridges the gap between training and classroom implementation with job-embedded follow-up, tracking, and reflection tools. The online platform gives educators access to an online community of teaching professionals that allows interaction and collaboration either within a district or across the United States and the world. PD 360 includes over 1,800 research-based video learning segments and is the most comprehensive web-based library of professional development resources available. See a demonstration at http://www.pd360.com.
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