The inclusion of the PD 360 library within the Schoolnet instructional improvement system will enable schools to aggregate all of their professional learning activities in a single catalog, the companies said. Teachers and school leaders will be able to browse, search for, and share relevant training content tied directly to their personal goals, teaching standards, and evaluation results.
“This partnership brings together two proven strategies to positively impact student achievement,” said Chet Linton, CEO and president of School Improvement Network. “As the pressure for compliance with teacher evaluations grows, it’s more vital than ever that administrators have a way to connect evaluations and observations to tools for … ongoing improvement. Schoolnet paired with PD 360 will give administrators a way to focus on systemic improvement by putting research-proven … resources at teachers’ fingertips.”
Teachscape discussed its Teacher Effectiveness Platform, which ties together the company’s various services under a single login. These services include Focus, an observation training and assessment system that helps teachers and observers develop a shared understanding of how Charlotte Danielson’s Framework for Teaching is applied in evaluations; Reflect, a complete system for managing classroom observations and teacher evaluations; Learn, a comprehensive system for managing professional learning; and Advance, a talent management system that helps districts track leadership growth and capacity.