Salt Lake City (PRWEB) December 12, 2013
School Improvement Network, the leader in educator effectiveness resources, today announced the release of a new publication for Common Core implementation on its LumiBook platform. The new resource is designed to help teachers prepare students for the new Common Core-aligned assessments by leveraging LumiBook’s video-rich content and collaborative digital environment and social tools to modernize and transform professional development resources.
A Professional Learning Pathway to Common Core Success is authored by School Improvement Network’s Lisa Leith, PhD, and is the sixth addition to School Improvement Network’s growing library of resources housed on their LumiBook platform, the first-ever collaborative and interactive e-reader platform for educational resources.
“The results of years of our research combined with our LumiBook platform represent a powerful way to demonstrate what effective Common Core implementation looks like in the classroom,” said Chet D. Linton, CEO and president of School Improvement Network. “If implemented with fidelity, Common Core Standards have the potential to revolutionize public education, strengthening the job force and the US economy alike.”
The video examples in the Common Core LumiBook come from School Improvement Network’s Common Core 360, and show educators in classrooms across the country using the math and ELA Common Core Standards in grades K-12. Through these examples, educators can see multiple ways for implementing the Common Core, tailored to each state’s adoption of the Standards and a district or system’s specific curriculum. The accompanying resources also help educators select and verify curriculum and resources that are Common Core aligned.
Lisa Leith is the vice president of education research, policy and accountability for School Improvement Network. She holds a PhD in Educational Leadership in Innovation from the University of Colorado. Leith has served as a secondary math teacher and a principal in elementary, middle and high schools. Leith also served as the director of accountability and accreditation for Thompson School District in Loveland, Colorado, where she launched a coalition for national principal training and support, and has taught university education courses.
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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