Answering Common Concerns with Common Core 360

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Common Core 360 provides a roadmap for implementing the Common Core Standards.

On 1 September 2011, School Improvement Network launched its premier Common Core training product, replete with videos, documents, and a coming library and mobile app—Common Core 360.

Now Available, Common Core 360 will support educator understanding of how the Common Core Standards work, what the vision is for education, and how teachers will be able to better help students. Educators will have access to a series of videos that include Common Core framework, crosswalk to the Common Core, and state, district, and school case studies.

Common Core 360 stands apart from the growing list of competing products based on five distinct features: video examples inside a Common Core classroom, a mobile application for learning progressions, the world’s largest online professional learning community, and Heidi Hayes Jacob’s LiveBook and LivePlanner.

As the market stands, no other product is providing the hands-on training and real classroom training that Common Core 360 provides. School Improvement Network is currently following a handful of teachers in two schools in their first year of implementing the Common Core Standards. Educators will be able to follow their peers and learn from experts as these videos are released next school year.

The Learning Progressions app is a highly versatile, interactive software tool for teachers to use in the day-to-day implementation of the Standards. Educators will be able to easily align their instruction to the Standards as they see learning progressions from previous and upcoming years.

Common Core 360 users will have full access to the PD 360 community, which hosts over 700,000 users and gives members the opportunity to create public or private groups, upload videos and documents, and share training from Common Core 360 as they create a common language around the Standards.

Heidi Hayes Jacobs provides educators with a Common Core 360 license the “Mapping to the Core” LiveBook, an entirely new multi-media digital book that guides educators through the process of aligning curriculum mapping to the Common Core Standards.
Dr. Jacob’s “Mapping to the Core” LivePlanner is a step-by-step interactive experience where the theory from Dr. Jacob’s LiveBook is turned into application. Educators complete a personal professional development (PD) plan in LivePlanner that focuses on implementation.

School Improvement Network is offering extended licenses and free trial offers to early buyers. Find out more information about features, pricing, and benefits by visiting, or calling 866.835.4185.

About School Improvement Network
Founded in 1991 by teachers, the School Improvement Network provides comprehensive, research-based professional development anytime, anywhere. As the home of The Video Journal of Education, PD 360, the Learning 360 Framework, Equity 360, and Common Core 360, School Improvement Network resources focus on the most relevant topics, feature the top experts, and show educators how to put theory into practice. School Improvement Network works with thousands of schools and districts in every state and around the world and has visited over 3,000 classrooms to document best practices in action. Learn more at

About PD 360 • Practical, Scalable, Measurable
PD 360 is the multi-award winning, leading online, on-demand professional learning resource for schools and districts. With 1,500 videos on 97 topics from 120 experts, PD 360 has the largest online community of educators, with over 700,000 subscribers. The innovative PD 360 videos are unique and class-leading because of the quality of production, and each is research-based with classroom examples of best practices. The videos are also relatively short in nature (approximately 6-12 minutes in length) allowing educators access to “snack-able” content that is easy and accessible to view and implement.

Teachers, administrators, professional learning communities, coaches, mentors, instructional leaders, and paraprofessionals have available at their fingertips hundreds of indexed and searchable video segments that present real, best-practice classroom examples and feature respected education experts, such as Michael Fullan, Rick DuFour, Doug Reeves, Rick Stiggins, and many others. Educators can instantly find the help they need on nearly every topic, including differentiation, assessment, English language learners, leadership, and more. PD 360 can also be used to create a structured learning experience for an individual teacher, a PLC, or even an entire school. PD 360 bridges the gap between training and classroom implementation with job-embedded follow-up, tracking, and reflection tools. PD 360 gives educators access to an online community of teaching professionals that allows interaction and collaboration either within a district or across the United States and the world. PD 360 includes over 1,500 research-based video learning segments and is the most comprehensive web-based library of professional development resources available. See a demonstration at

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