New York, NY (PRWEB) October 29, 2013
Knowledge Delivery Systems (KDS), a leading provider of innovative, scalable, personalized professional learning for K-12 educators leveraging advanced technology platforms, has partnered with Digital Promise, a nonprofit organization created to accelerate the pace of innovation in education. One of Digital Promise’s flagship initiatives is the League of Innovative Schools, which brings together a national coalition of cutting-edge schools, top research institutions, and leading education technology providers to harness innovation and drive better results for students.
KDS recently participated in the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools Fall Meeting on October 23-25, 2013 at Utica Community Schools, Michigan—convening some of the country’s most innovative education leaders. KDS CEO Alvin Crawford and Kwasi Asare, VP Business Development, participated in discussions with leading education stakeholders about best practices, lessons learned, and innovative solutions for providing students with modern, engaging learning opportunities. The League meeting will include workshops and presentations by top education innovators.
"KDS is proud to partner with Digital Promise, an organization that is truly galvanizing school leaders in their efforts to integrate and implement digital learning in the classroom," says Alvin Crawford. "We’re excited to be a part of the conversation around innovative, scalable, personalized professional learning and accelerated student performance."
KDS uses "flipped" learning—a blended model of PD that includes ongoing, high-quality online coursework supported by face-to-face coaching, observation, feedback, and in-depth instruction for optimal professional learning. Using a PD model that includes sustained online learning, KDS shifts practice in a way that results in applied teacher learning and increased student achievement.
KDS has implemented this radical professional learning strategy successfully with leading districts, where teachers and administrators who participated in KDS PD coursework in a given district demonstrated up to a 77% increase in understanding of critical concepts and strategies. Chicago Public Schools, which is participating in the Digital Promise League and is committed to implementing digital learning for students, has also recently partnered with KDS to provide digital/blended PD for principals and teachers.
About Knowledge Delivery Systems
Knowledge Delivery Systems (KDS) provides a unique approach to professional learning for teachers, schools, and districts that is deeply engrained in the latest research on effective professional development (PD). KDS utilizes "flipped" learning—a highly effective blended model that includes online coursework, taught by today’s most revered industry experts and supported by ongoing face-to-face coaching. This strategic PD solution is designed to shift practice district-wide for increased student achievement. KDS’s award-winning eClassroom™ platform imparts key strategies, tools, and knowledge to enrich and improve the educational experience. Please visit us at http://www.kdsi.org.
About Digital Promise and The League of Innovative Schools
Digital Promise is an independent, bipartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization authorized by Congress to spur innovation in education. Through its work with educators, technologists, researchers, and leading thinkers, Digital Promise supports comprehensive research and development to benefit lifelong learners and provide Americans with the knowledge and skills needed to compete in the global economy. The Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools is a unique national coalition of public school districts and education agencies in 24 states that collectively serve nearly 3 million students. Through partnerships with start-ups, research institutions, and one another, League districts are committing to demonstrate, evaluate, and scale up innovations that deliver better results for students.