Providing meaningful and personalized professional development for teachers to continue honing their teaching skills is absolutely essential to helping them become as effective as possible.
(PRWEB) August 01, 2013
School Improvement Network, the leader in educator effectiveness resources, today announced an upgrade to PD 360, the first on demand resource for professional development for teachers. Among other enhancements, the upgrade lets teachers accrue credit for videos watched, enables faster video streaming, and allows administrators to recommend specific videos as professional development for teachers to improve teaching practice and student achievement in their classroom.
“Providing meaningful and personalized professional development for teachers to continue honing their teaching skills is absolutely essential to helping them become as effective as possible, and moves them closer to helping every student become college or career ready,” said Chet Linton, CEO and president of School Improvement Network. “PD 360’s new enhancements bring the same research-proven professional development for teachers and administrators, but now with faster, simpler functionality and the ability to track credits as part of ongoing professional development or certification.”
PD 360 is the most widely used online solution for professional development for teachers. It offers a library of over 3,500 expert-produced training videos, powerful support tools and resources, and an online professional learning community of nearly one million educators.
Beginning August 2, the new PD 360 will include the following:
- New Catalog feature to manage videos and courses to be used as professional development for teachers and for ongoing credit
- Enhanced video player to stream videos faster than ever, making professional development for teachers truly on demand
- Time-saving Recommended videos tool to create an automatic video list of professional development for teachers based on their specific role, grade level, and subject area
- Simplified look and feel to give teachers and administrators quicker and easier access to PD 360’s powerful tools
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 gives educators a set of powerful tools to drive the process through professional development for teachers. 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 20 percent in a single year. School Improvement Network works with thousands of schools and districts in every state and around the world, has visited over 3,500 classrooms to document best practices in action, and regularly presents their innovative solutions at education conferences across the United States and world. Learn more at http://www.schoolimprovement.com/.
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