New Case Study Reveals the Tools a Rural Nebraska School District Used to Improve Teacher Observations and Student Success

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School Improvement Network Report Shows How School Improvement Network’s Edivation and Observation 360 Transformed Teacher Evaluations, Increased Educator Enthusiasm and Student Growth

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...Observation 360 and Edivation turn teacher observations and evaluations into meaningful growth experiences by pairing them with personalized resources to improve teacher practice and consequently drive student achievement.

School Improvement Network, the leader in educator effectiveness resources, today announced a new case study that reveals how Nebraska City Public Schools improved teacher observations, increased educator enthusiasm and spurred student growth with Edivation and Observation 360, School Improvement Network’s on-demand tools that work to increase educator effectiveness.

“After decades of researching best practices in education, we’ve developed the resources, tools, and support educators need to become as effective as possible, and help 100 percent of students towards college and career readiness,” said Chet D. Linton, CEO and president of School Improvement Network. “As part of that, Observation 360 and Edivation turn teacher observations and evaluations into meaningful growth experiences by pairing them with personalized resources to improve teacher practice and consequently drive student achievement.”

Edivation is an on-demand professional learning platform with professional learning resources, including thousands of award-winning videos showing master teachers demonstrating best practices in the classroom, lesson plans, and an online professional learning community of more than a million educators worldwide. Edivation also includes PD management tools that allow educators to create personalized PD plans for a single educator or an entire system, along with full implementation, training, and ongoing management support.

“Edivation is a dependable resource for teachers beyond being just another thing to do,” said Dr. Jeffrey Edwards, superintendent of Nebraska City Public Schools, in the case study. “Has it improved our teacher effectiveness? Absolutely, and we are only on the tip of what it can do. It’s ultimately all about the students and that’s why we’re here.”

Observation 360 turns the observation and evaluation process into a meaningful educator growth experience by offering administrators every tool they need to conduct effective observations and evaluations, create personalized professional learning plans, track results, and create custom observation templates to fit any framework.

“Observation 360 has had a huge impact on our evaluations by putting more focus on individual change,” Dr. Edwards said in the case study. “Observations are improving, teachers are growing, and principals are enjoying the convenience of everything in one place.”

Click here to read the case study about how Nebraska City Public Schools improved teacher evaluations and student growth.

Click here to learn more about Edivation.

Click here to learn more about Observation 360.

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 Edivation, a personalized professional learning solution for educators. Research shows that districts and schools that use the tools in Edivation produce better teachers and, as a result, experience dramatic increases in student achievement, driving up student proficiency by an average of 18 percent in a single year when compared to neighboring schools. 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 http://www.schoolimprovement.com.

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