Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) November 07, 2011
Thursday, November 3, marked the first in a series of free Common Core themed webinars hosted by PD developer School Improvement Network. The webinar, presented by education expert Curtis Linton, discusses the overwhelming need for consistent standards in the American education system, and provides an in-depth explanation of how the Common Core works, breaking the program down into simple, easy-to-understand steps.
This webinar, first and foremost, is a great motivational tool for teachers who are understandably skeptical about Common Core, says Linton. It lays out the nuts and bolts of the Standards, and in doing so, helps educators to see their enormous potential. It addresses the fist big challenge that the Common Core will face as it goes live: how to help educators catch the vision of the program.
My presentation, Linton continues, helps administrators and teachers to see the Standards for what they are: a well-designed, highly efficient tool to help individual students fulfill their full potential, and to become college and career ready. The national and institutional aspects of Common Coremaking sure all students are receiving the same educationare important, but are secondary benefits. At its core, this is a practical program that will help teachers immensely, on an everyday basis.
Our intent with this, and the rest of our Common Core webinars, says Linton, is to provide educators with sophisticated professional training pieces. They are more than just events that we put on once a weekthey are designed to be downloaded and presented at faculty meetings and in PLCs. We want every teacher in America to have free access to this information.
Lintons presentation, with audio and visual components, can be downloaded for free online at http://www.commoncore360.com, along with the entire Common Core Webinar series which is all free and open to the public.
Be sure to register for School Improvements November 10 webinar, Translating ELA Standards, presented by Dr. Ann Johnson, and stay tuned for upcoming Common Core webinars as they are posted on http://www.commoncore360.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, Observation 360, the Learning 360 Framework, Equity 360, and Common Core 360, School Improvement Network resources focus on the most relevant topics, feature the top experts, and show educators how to put theory into practice. 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 http://www.schoolimprovement.com.
About PD 360 Practical, Scalable, Measurable
PD 360 is the multi-award winning, leading online, on-demand professional learning resource for schools and districts. With 1,800 videos on 117 topics from 120 experts, PD 360 has the largest online community of educators, with over 700,000 subscribers. The innovative PD 360 videos are unique and class-leading because of the quality of production, and each is research-based with classroom examples of best practices. The videos are also relatively short in nature (approximately 6-12 minutes in length) allowing educators access to snack-able content that is easy and accessible to view and integrate.
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 integration 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 over 1,500 research-based video learning segments and is the most comprehensive web-based library of professional development resources available. See a demonstration at http://www.pd360.com.
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