Satellite-powered on-demand professional development is being made available to schools by an Elgin, Ill., company called Educational Resources, best known as one of the nation's leading educational software resellers. The company's on-demand solution lets teachers access a number of video training modules from a desktop computer at any time.
"This model of staff development supports teachers," said Robin Weber, product manager. "It's available throughout the day, so teachers can view the materials at their convenience. It also saves schools from having to coordinate staff development around their teachers' schedules."
One of the biggest challenges to staff professional development in schools is finding