School Improvement Network and Seattle Pacific University Partner to Create Five New Graduate Courses for Educators

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The partnership will provide educators with access to online courses where they can earn continuing education/professional development credits as they read select LumiBook ebooks.

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Because they can be completed for credit, these courses have the dual benefit of helping educators fulfill their professional goals of working toward a degree or recertification

Education technology company School Improvement Network is excited to announce a partnership with Seattle Pacific University that will allow educators who read LumiBooks—the company’s proprietary enhanced ebooks—to earn continuing education and/or professional development credits.

Online courses have been created around five existing LumiBooks: Conscious Classroom Management by Rick Smith and Grace Dearborn, Mapping to the Core LiveBook and Live Planner by Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs and the team at Curriculum 21, Core Learning: Assessing What Matters Most by Jay McTighe, and A Professional Learning Pathway to Common Core Success by Dr. Lisa Leith. Each course is designed as a companion piece to its corresponding LumiBook, giving readers the opportunity to complete the course as they work their way through the ebook.

“At School Improvement Network, our top priority is to help teachers and education leaders hone their practice,” said Chet Linton, CEO and president of School Improvement Network. “These courses will help do just that, as they expose readers to new and innovative ways of improving everything from formative assessments to classroom management and Common Core implementation. And because they can be completed for credit, these courses have the dual benefit of helping educators fulfill their professional goals of working toward a degree or recertification.”

Educators can register now for any of the Seattle Pacific University LumiBook courses. Click here to sign up online today.

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 Edivate, a personalized professional learning solution for educators. Research shows that districts and schools that use the tools in Edivate 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 around the world, and has visited over 3,500 classrooms to document best practices in action. Learn more at

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About Seattle Pacific University
Seattle Pacific University is a leading Christian university that equips people to engage the culture and change the world. Its comprehensive academic program serves more than 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Known for both their competence and character, SPU graduates are bringing about positive change in communities around the globe. Educators worldwide benefit from the quality resources of the Center for Professional Education in Seattle Pacific University’s School of Education. The largest provider of continuing education credits for teachers in Washington state, SPU offers courses that are focused on teachers’ needs and delivered both online and in the classroom .

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Cameron Pipkin, 801-758-9871
Coltrin & Associates (on behalf of School Improvement Network)
Jennifer Webb, 212-221-1616

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