Ventura, California (PRWEB) April 10, 2014
The Connecting Link (TCL) announced today that they have entered a partnership arrangement with a nationally recognized online content provider, Educational Impact (EI). Both entities share similar values and goals including a commitment to Transform Teaching and Impact Learning.
The partnership will enhance learning and professional development opportunities available to certified educators, administrators, and support personnel. Forty-five (45) Fast Track courses have been added to the TCL spectrum of services. The new TCL instructor -led courses are infused with powerful multi-media from EI's massive video library. These videos include numerous nationally recognized educational experts and the best practices of real teachers in action in the classroom. Highlights include Math and ELA Common Core as well as Danielson Framework training.
Fast Track courses range from 4-15 hours and participants may log-in at their own convenience within an 8-week time period. Although the format is self-paced, instructors provide supportive assistance and formative feedback throughout the course and collaboration among participants is also encouraged. As a bonus, all participants enrolled in a Fast Track course will also be granted privileges to view the FULL EI Online Academy during their course enrollment period. The EI Online Academy provides access to over 400 hours of powerful streaming video.
When asked about the partnership opportunity for TCL, President Scott Ables noted, "We are delighted about this partnership with EI. In our efforts to offer more choices for educators and school administrators, we believe that the new offerings through this arrangement will enhance the experience of our customers who, in turn, play a critical role in the education of future generations. Choice and affordability during a time when teachers have been impacted by a tough economy, budget cuts, and the new norm is essential and we believe that these new courses will be welcomed by those we serve."
George Elias, CEO of Educational Impact added, "We are excited about the opportunity to partner with TCL and their world class instructors. Working with TCL to create online courses that combine the best instructor-led activities with targeted video has resulted in an array of exciting and unique course offerings."
The Connecting Link was founded in 1981 with the mission of offering innovative, engaging, and relevant courses designed to meet the professional learning needs of educators. Courses offered through The Connecting Link are aligned to national standards, adult learning principles, and current educational research.
Educational Impact is the premier online provider of powerful e-learning and professional development for teachers, administrators and university professors & students. The company was founded in 1999 by educators who realized that traditional professional development could be improved and enhanced through the use and integration of online learning and streaming video.
For further information regarding the selection of new courses starting spring 2014 visit http://www.connectinglink.com.
Courses will begin April 15, 2014.