Salt Lake City (PRWEB) December 05, 2013
School Improvement Network, the leader in educator effectiveness resources, today announced a new training resource to train educators remotely on tools, resources, and research-proven methods to increase student learning through educator effectiveness. The new Distance Learning course teaches educators to access the tools and resources in PD 360 and Observation 360, which together bring educators personalized observations supported by robust, prescriptive professional development to foster educator effectiveness and increase student learning.
“The best way to increase student learning and college and career readiness is to give educators the tools and resources they need to continue growing as professionals and become as effective as possible,” said Chet D. Linton, CEO and president of School Improvement Network. “Our Distance Learning course allows educators access to training that may be hard for them to obtain geographically, but extremely beneficial to their professional growth and their ability to personalize instruction to reach every student and help them build a 21st century skillset.”
The new Distance Learning courses include training on PD 360 and Observation 360. PD 360 is the most widely used online professional development solution in the US. It offers the largest library of expert-produced training videos, powerful support tools and resources, and an online professional learning community of nearly one million educators. Independent research shows that educators who use PD 360 experience a significant increase in student learning and achievement on standardized tests.
Observation 360 turns the observation and evaluation process into a meaningful educator growth experience. It offers administrators every tool they need to conduct effective observations and evaluations, create personalized professional learning plans, and track results.
Together, PD 360, Observation 360 and other tools within the Educator Effectiveness System create an end-to-end professional learning solution with thousands of tools and resources that solve professional development needs. These tools provide complete support for Common Core implementation challenges and have the ability to deliver powerful observation and evaluation tools, all targeted to foster educator effectiveness and increase student learning.
About School Improvement Network
Founded in 1991 by teachers, School Improvement Network has spent decades researching and documenting the best practices and teaching strategies in education. From this research, School Improvement Network has developed the Educator Effectiveness System. This system delivers a process to improve teacher practice and teaching strategies, and gives educators a set of powerful tools to drive the process. Research shows that districts and schools that use the tools in the Educator Effectiveness System produce better teachers and, as a result, experience dramatic increases in student achievement, driving up student proficiency scores by an average of 19 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 and teaching strategies in action. Learn more at http://www.schoolimprovement.com.
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