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New Enhancements: School Improvement Network’s PD 360 Gives Teachers Advanced Observation Feedback and Peer Support Towards Educator Effectiveness

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School Improvement Network, the leader in educator effectiveness resources, today announces new updates to PD 360, the leading platform for online professional development for educators. These new updates give educators faster and more holistic observation feedback and peer collaboration.

“Peer collaboration is vital to fostering and empowering effective educators,” said School Improvement Network CEO and President Chet Linton. “The new enhancements to PD 360 will enable its already massive community of 900,000 educators nationwide to share the practices and methods that are engaging students in meaningful ways, and having a positive, measurable impact on student achievement.”

The new collaboration enhancements for enhancing educator effectiveness include the following:

  •     Administrators will be able to add a personalized message that will pop up on every user’s PD 360 platform home screen in their system.
  •     Users can share professional development plans online, and provide and receive feedback from colleagues.
  •     Comment on teacher progress through every step of their professional development plan

PD 360 gives research-based, on-demand professional development for teachers through an ever-growing library of over 2,000 video segments on 125 educational topics with nationally renowned education experts. PD 360 is also home to the world’s largest online professional learning community with nearly a million verified educators. PD 360 has earned numerous awards, and independent research studies have shown PD 360 increases educator effectiveness and student achievement by as much as 30 percent in a single school year.

To see all of the new enhancements added to the PD 360 platform, click here.

To watch a short tutorial of the new changes within the My Portfolio tool in the PD 360 platform, click here.

About School Improvement Network

Founded in 1991 by teachers, School Improvement Network has spent decades researching and documenting the best practices in education. From this research, School Improvement Network has developed the Educator Effectiveness System. This system delivers a process to improve teacher practice, and arms educators with 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 test scores by as much as 30 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 in action. Learn more at

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