School Improvement Network CEO Joins Utah Technology Council

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Chet Linton among 12 high-tech entrepreneurs named to the Governing Board of Utah’s top professional association.

Chet Linton, School Improvement Network CEO

School Improvement Network CEO Chet Linton

Chet Linton and School Improvement Network are being recognized as major players in both the local community and the national education industry.

Chet Linton, CEO of School Improvement Network, joined a prestigious list of high-tech entrepreneurs last week when he was voted onto the Utah Technology Council’s (UTC) Board of Trustees.

In addition to Linton, 11 other Utah business leaders were named trustees by the group’s annual vote. The other new trustees include representatives of Omniture, Brigham Young University, Utah State University, and the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development.

Each new member of UTC’s Board of Trustees was brought aboard because of his unique strengths and perspectives on technology, said Richard R. Nelson, UTC’s CEO and founder. Being among this class of leaders shows how Linton and School Improvement Network are being recognized as major players in both the local community and the national education industry.

UTC is a top Utah professional association that helps high-tech and science-focused businesses succeed. It mainly does this by offering funding sources and opportunities to work with industry leaders. Since its formation in 1998, UTC has had numerous success stories helping small businesses grow and strengthening Utah’s burgeoning technology industry.

For more information about UTC, visit http://www.utahtech.com. To learn more about Chet Linton and School Improvement Network’s professional development tools for teachers, visit http://www.schoolimprovement.com.

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 http://www.schoolimprovement.com.

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 (between 6 and 12 minutes) 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 1,400 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.

School Improvement Network, PD 360, and their respective logos are trademarks of the School Improvement Network. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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