Midvale, UT (Vocus) October 14, 2010
Corwin and School Improvement Network announce the latest from education expert Charlotte Danielson, a new innovative online course for every school leader and educator, Talk About Teaching.
Charlotte Danielson has developed this course with a real need for effective professional conversations in mind. She affirms, “In the hundreds of schools and districts using the Framework for Teaching, we have heard, over and over again, that ‘it’s all about the conversation.’ This course helps educators hone their skills of professional dialogue.”
Talk About Teaching brings the rich content of Charlotte Danielson’s expertise to educators everywhere through the easy-to-use platform of PD 360. Danielson’s course will demonstrate to school leaders how to create informal dialogue which is the foundation for improved classroom instruction, increased learner achievement, and more formal discussions about education.
In her course, Danielson guides participants through questions that promote professional conversations such as “What are the factors that contribute to student learning?,” with useful prompts that include: Comment on the Question, Recommended Grouping Pattern, Tools or Prompts, Possible Teacher Responses, and Desired Outcome of the Discussion. With this and other effective techniques in Charlotte Danielson’s Talk About Teaching, educational leaders will finally have the caliber of conversations about teaching that produce real results.
Throughout the course, participants will hear directly from Charlotte Danielson and Candi McKay, an educational consultant with the Danielson Group, via webinars and video segments as they take them through the eight interactive modules including, Power of Professional Conversations, Power and Leadership, The Big Ideas, and much more. With each course license, participants receive access to 6 months of free and unlimited use of PD 360, the world’s largest online community of over 700,000 educators. Also included with each course license is the opportunity to receive graduate credits from Seattle Pacific University (a fully accredited university) for less than half the cost of other graduate schools.
To learn more or to register for Charlotte Danielson’s course Talking About Teaching, please go to http://www.corwin-sinet.com or call 877-778-8221.
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, and the Learning 360 Framework, School Improvement Network resources focus on the most relevant topics, feature the top experts, and show educators how to put theory into practice. The 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 http://www.schoolimprovement.com.
Corwin was established in 1990 as an affiliate of SAGE, an international publisher based in Thousand Oaks, California, to provide solutions for PreK–12 educators. Our mission is to offer practical, hands-on resources to help education professionals do their work better—and, in the process, help advance the field and improve education for all learners. Corwin books and multimedia products range from experience-based resources to more reflective or research-based titles, and are written for a diverse set of professionals—school principals, district administrators, specialists, teachers and school counselors, consultants, teacher educators, and college-level students. For more information about Corwin, please visit http://www.corwin.com.
About PD 360 • Practical, Measurable, and Scalable
PD 360 is the leading on-demand professional learning resource for schools and districts. Over 700,000 verified educators subscribe to PD 360. 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 1,400 research-based video learning segments and is the most comprehensive web-based library of professional development resources available. See a demonstration at http://www.pd360.com.
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