Solution Tree Partners With Hawker Brownlow Education to Form New Company

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Australian educators can find job-embedded professional development and choose from a variety of new events through Hawker Brownlow Professional Learning Solutions.

Already this global and collaborative relationship is making a real difference to schools in Australia. We have five schools working closely with HBPLS to become professional learning communities.

Solution Tree and Hawker Brownlow Education recently partnered to create Hawker Brownlow Professional Learning Solutions. Based in Melbourne, Australia, the new company strives to “build the capacity of educators to be successful in their work.”

According to Solution Tree President and CEO Jeff Jones, “Hawker Brownlow Professional Learning Solutions was created to provide educators throughout Australia and New Zealand with the best opportunities in professional development delivered by the brightest minds in education whose work has brought real transformation to schools around the world.”

Solution Tree and Hawker Brownlow Education have been assembling a team of presenters who specialize in a variety of school-improvement focus areas, including on-site training in the Professional Learning Communities at Work™ model developed by Richard DuFour, Robert Eaker, and Rebecca DuFour, which has received recognition in the United States for its effectiveness in improving student performance. Professional learning is also available in literacy, leadership, assessment, understanding poverty, and faculty study on the work of Robert J. Marzano and Lee Canter. In addition to job-embedded professional development, Hawker Brownlow Professional Learning Solutions will bring a slate of events to Australia.

Located in Bloomington, Ind., Solution Tree has provided professional development solutions for K–12 educators for more than 20 years. In recent years, the rapidly growing business has reached out to international partners such as Hawker Brownlow Education, a family-owned private company founded by Elaine and David Brownlow in Australia. The new partnership between Hawker Brownlow Education and Solution Tree builds on an existing copublishing agreement the two companies have shared since October 2008. Since that time, Hawker Brownlow Education has published more than 60 Solution Tree titles in Australia and New Zealand.

“We are so excited by the possibilities this new partnership provides educators,” says Hawker Brownlow Professional Learning Solutions Director Gavin Grift. “Already this global and collaborative relationship is making a real difference to schools in Australia. We have five schools working closely with HBPLS to become professional learning communities. The opportunities to learn from the experience of our American colleagues are proving invaluable. We look forward to sharing some of the expertise in our country to support the work happening in America as we collectively embark on improving education in meaningful ways, ensuring we make a real difference to all educators and students we serve.”

About Hawker Brownlow Education
Hawker Brownlow Education is an Australian-owned private family company. For over 20 years, the company has developed its unparalleled reputation as specialist educational publishers and printers within the Australasian market. More recently, Hawker Brownlow Education has also offered an extensive range of conferences, institutes, workshops and training sessions to support teachers and other professionals working in the education and child health sectors. Learn more at http://www.hbe.com.au.

About Solution Tree
Solution Tree is the nation’s leading provider of comprehensive, research-based professional development solutions for K–12 educators. For more than 20 years, Solution Tree has worked with the world’s premier authors and brightest minds in education. The company transforms education by empowering educators to successfully address today’s most challenging problems and to create schools where all students succeed. Learn more at http://www.solution-tree.com.

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