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Professors at South College in Tennessee Decide to Purchase Online Professional Development from School Improvement Network for Entire Education Department Beginning Spring 2012 Semester

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School Improvement Network is a tremendous source for teacher improvement. The comprehensive, updated content encourages thinking, generates deeper, more open discussions, and influences teachers to respond positively to different situations

By now it’s an established fact: better teachers make better students. The question that continues to challenge teacher and administrator alike, though, is how to make teachers better.

Professors at South College in Knoxville, Tennessee appear to have come up with an answer.

As Dr. Emily Walker and Dr. Anna Arp were writing the Master of Education program for South College, they heard about School Improvement Network, an online professional development company that caters specifically to educators. Dr. Walker was immediately impressed with the amount of online professional development content that School Improvement Network provided, and with the quality of its work. She soon became a champion of the company’s online professional development offerings, and petitioned the South College dean to purchase it for the Masters of Education program.

As a result, the Master of Education in Teacher as Instructional Leader Program at South College now has a department-wide professor implementation of School Improvement Network’s premier online professional development platform, called PD 360. The leaders at South College have been so impressed, in fact, that in the spring quarter of 2012, they will be purchasing it for all teachers, graduate students, and undergraduate students in the education department.

Dr. Walker, for one, couldn’t be happier.

“School Improvement Network is a tremendous source for teacher improvement,” she says. “The comprehensive, updated content encourages thinking, generates deeper, more open discussions, and influences teachers to respond positively to different situations. It is a perfect professional development venue.”

Sign up for a free 30-day trial of School Improvement Network’s premier online professional development platform, PD 360, and learn what Dr. Walker and thousands of others are learning every day: how to make good teachers better.

About School Improvement Network
Founded in 1991 by teachers, School Improvement Network provides comprehensive, research-based, online professional development anytime, anywhere. As the home of The Video Journal of Education, online professional development platform 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
PD 360 is an educational tool that has grown to become the world's largest on-demand professional development platform. PD 360 answers the professional development issues for each teacher in any district—poor or affluent, rural or urban. Online professional development with PD 360 gives educators the most online tools in the industry including 1,800+ PD videos, 120 experts, 117 topics, with new content added every month and an 822,000-member online professional learning community (PLC). Learn more at http://www.schoolimprovement.com/pd360

School Improvement Network, PD 360, and their respective logos are trademarks of the School Improvement Network. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Duane Sprague
School Improvement Network
801-758-9546
duane(dot)sprague(at)schoolimprovement(dot)com

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