August 11, 2009 – Salt Lake City, UT – School Improvement Network is proud to announce that their premier on-demand professional learning resource, PD 360, has been named a Scholastic Administrator’s Best in Tech winner in the Professional Resource Category. The Best in Tech winners were recognized at a formal award ceremony at NECC 2009 in Washington DC in June. Award winners were handpicked and carefully evaluated by Scholastic’s expert administrator-level reviewers.

 
Best in Tech is awarded to products that are innovative technology solutions for schools,” said Michele Robinson, Group Publisher, Scholastic Administrator. “The reviewers chose PD 360 because it can be individualized; they use experts that teachers respect; plus real classroom examples are shown, using real teachers and administrators.”
 
Over 250,000 educators at over 7000 schools in every state, and nearly all territories, and Canadian provinces use PD 360 to access hundreds of short, easy-to-use video segments that feature the leading experts and present real classroom, best-practice examples. Teachers and administrators are impressed by both the quality and content of PD 360’s library. PD 360 also provides access to a learning community made up of the largest group of educators in the United States sharing their professional learning ideas and expertise online.
 
 “School Improvement Network is honored to be in this select group of ‘Best in Tech’ award winners. Scholastic Administrator uses specially selected expert reviewers which makes this a very coveted award,” said Chet Linton, CEO, School Improvement Network. “Our latest research once again shows real gains in student achievement by schools that use PD 360 and it is especially gratifying that Scholastic recognizes PD 360’s effectiveness. School Improvement Network is committed to improving the quality of education for all students through the more effective use of technology.”
 



About PD 360
PD 360 is the leading on-demand professional learning resource for schools and districts. Independent national studies show that use of PD 360 significantly improves student achievement in both math and reading. Over 225,000 educators subscribe to PD 360. 
 
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 nearly 1000 research-based video learning segments and is the most comprehensive web-based library of professional development resources available. See a demonstration at www.pd360.com.
 
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, and the Leadership and Learning Framework, School Improvement Network resources focus on the most relevant topics, feature the top experts, and show educators how to put theory into practice. The 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 www.schoolimprovement.com.

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