August 27, 2009 – Salt Lake City, UT – The School Improvement Network (SINET) announced today a new collaborative partnership with the respected eMINTS National Center, marking this as the third such announcement in six months.
 
This relationship will enable eMINTS to use the PD 360 learning platform as part of their program delivery methods. Beginning this fall, eMINTS trainers will have full use of the content available with PD 360, SINET’s premier on-demand professional learning resource. SINET will incorporate eMINTS’ well-regarded technology training programs into PD 360 to increase PD 360’s technology offerings. Most importantly, this new alliance will allow eMINTS and SINET to jointly develop new and expanded content, based on the latest research.
 
“Our goal is to continue to collaborate and produce our professional development solutions so schools can become the best they can be,” said Curtis Linton, VP of Product Development, School Improvement Network. “eMINTS is a wonderful nonprofit organization at the University of Missouri, with quality resources to add to PD 360, and they will benefit by using PD 360 as part of their delivery platform. This partnership is a win-win-win; SINET, eMINTS and most importantly, the schools we serve.”
 
“I am excited to partner with School Improvement Network to advance the work of our Center. Our goal is to improve the quality of teaching and in turn improve student performance,” said Monica Beglau, Executive Director, eMINTS National Center. ”SINET’s PD 360 will now be an important addition to our programs and will be a great benefit for our members.”
 
Over 350,000 educators at over 8000 schools in every state, and nearly all territories, and Canadian provinces use PD 360 to access over a thousand short, easy-to-use video segments that feature the leading experts and present real classroom and best-practice examples. Teachers and administrators are impressed by both the quality and content of PD 360’s library. In addition to its vast content library, PD 360 provides integrated follow-up tools, reflection activities, tracking, collaboration and community discussion forums, file sharing, and now social networking between all 350,000 educators to promote greater implementation of learning.  Besides eMINTS, School Improvement Network has formed strong alliances with the National Staff Development Council and The Leadership and Learning Center.



 
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.
 
About eMINTS
The eMINTS National Center is a non-profit, independent business unit of the University of Missouri. eMINTS offers professional development programs created by educators for educators. Leading experts have collaborated to produce programs that:
  • inspire educators to use instructional strategies powered by technology
  • engage students in the excitement of learning
  • enrich teaching to dramatically improve student performance
eMINTS changes how teachers teach and students learn. Its instructional model provides a research-based approach to organizing instruction and can be implemented in any subject area at any level. Learn more about eMINTS at www.emints.org.
 
About PD 360
PD 360 is the leading, on-demand professional learning resource for schools and districts. Over 350,000 educators are licensed through their schools, districts, and states to have access 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 and rich social network 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.

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