PD 360 is hosted on Lamesa’s server, enabling teachers to access the tool both at school and at home, according to a company case study. Staff development can be individualized at several levels, including by school, department, and the individual teacher level.

Scott Davis, the district’s assistant superintendent, said new teachers can begin using PD 360 training videos instantly, without having to wait until the next scheduled professional development workshop.

“PD 360 meets the needs of our teachers, and meeting their needs helps us meet the needs of our kids,” Davis said.

Educators can sign up for a PBS TeacherLine free membership by visiting the organization’s web site at http://teacherline.pbs.org/teacherline/welcome.cfm. Membership in PBS TeacherLine Peer Connection is subscription-based.

PD 360 is subscription-based, but educators can sign up for a product demo and a free 30-day trial on the company’s web site.

Membership in the DEN is free to educators, and members do not have to have a unitedstreaming account to participate.

Links:

Discovery Educator Network

http://www.discoveryeducatornetwork.com

PBS TeacherLine

http://teacherline.pbs.org/teacherline

PD 360

http://www.schoolimprovement.com/info/pd360.cfm