Save the Date for the 2012 School Improvement Innovation Summit and Common Core Institute

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After an amazing 2011 conference, the School Improvement Innovation Summit is returning bigger and better, followed by the Common Core Institute with Heidi Hayes Jacobs.

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The School Improvement Innovation Summit was very innovative and inspiring

Arriving in July 2012, the School Improvement Innovation Summit and Common Core Institute will showcase the latest school innovation strategies, case studies, and tools all in one place.

Hundreds of educators from across the United States came together for a hugely successful conference in 2011 as they met with and learned from leading experts Jim Knight, Michael Fullan, Heidi Hayes Jacobs, Glenn Singleton, and many more.

From July 16 – 17, 2012, 500 of the most advanced thought leaders in education are returning to Salt Lake City for a limited engagement with the industry’s leading experts in education. Leaders from schools and districts have a chance to meet and discuss their most successful strategies and unique experiences in this highly collaborative summit.

By popular demand, the 2012 Summit will provide separate courses for administrators and for teachers on advanced training in the entire School Improvement suite of professional development products, including PD 360, Common Core 360, and Observation 360. You want a deeper understanding of the many facets of PD 360, and now you can gain a deeper understanding of the many ways to help teachers help students and improve education under any set of circumstances.

We listened to your feedback, and breakout sessions this year will be 90 minutes long to better accommodate in-depth learning and discussion. There will be more time to network with your peers during mealtimes, and the wireless Internet has been completely upgraded and now has 10 times the bandwidth and speed.

Immediately following the Summit, Heidi Hayes Jacobs will personally direct the Common Core Institute from July 18 – 19, 2012.

Heidi Hayes Jacobs will give specialized training on the new LiveBook and LivePlanner, two integrated products that give teachers unparalleled instruction on aligning and implementing the Common Core Standards, available only on Common Core 360 from School Improvement Network.

The Common Core Institute will give attendees the opportunity to meet and discuss strategies with Heidi Hayes Jacobs in person and stay at the forefront of the Common Core revolution. Be the first to master the Common Core Standards and collaborate with some of the nation’s top educators at the first ever Common Core Institute.

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, Observation 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 1,800 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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