Tennessee Teachers Begin Using Online Professional Development to Sustain Quality Learning
Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) July 28, 2011
By most accounts, the Wilson County School System (WCS) in Tennessee was already doing a great job of teaching its 15,000 students in 2009. But it lacked one important thing that could take its program to the next levela strong professional development solution for teachers.
With a staff of nearly 1,000 teachers, 48 percent of whom had a masters degree or higher, WCS had its hands full ensuring each teacher received the specific training he or she needed. Luckily, WCS administrators found a simple solution to this challenge in an online program called PD 360.
PD 360 the online library of professional development resources that gives teachers and administrators access to the largest cache of education videos in the world. New content is constantly being added to PD 360s more than 200 hours of research-based videos.
At the start of the 2009-2010 school year, Wilson County teachers joined a network of more than 700,000 educators in North America who use PD 360. With the online platform, they could instantly connect with other professionals in their field in many locations to learn and share key insights. They also found content tailored to each teachers needs.
Many of our teachers are saying that this is the best professional development they have ever experienced, said Monty Wilson, supervisor of secondary curriculum and instruction at WCS. In addition to providing high-quality presenters, PD 360 also excels in sharing practical, real-life teaching examples in current classroom environments.
PD 360 is meeting the needs of Wilson County teachers in several ways:
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