Amplify launches personalized PD service
By Laura Ascione
December 9th, 2014
New service represents an effort to break away from one-size-fits-all PD approach
A new professional development (PD) system from Amplify aims to personalize PD for educators using smart technology.
Professional Learning Maps will break from the one-size-fits-all approach offered by most professional development providers to give teachers exactly what they need, when they need it, the company says.
Professional Learning Maps starts with a diagnostic survey during which educators analyze their instructional practices. Based on the survey results, interactive maps instantly show each educator their areas of strength and need. Professional Learning Maps then charts specific sequences of proven professional development content delivered through both online, learn-at-your-own-pace modules and targeted in-person group sessions led by school leaders and expert Amplify coaches.
(Next page: More about Amplify’s latest PD offering)