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February 07, 2013

Digital Education for our Educators

By Ashley Caputo, TMCnet Web Editor

As the educational world vies for the attention of students who live in a technologically advanced realm, it seems that a battle between the two competing forces is inevitable. Instead of creating a competition technology and education have fused together to spark a new intellectual movement, like Romanticism and Enlightenment, that will define our generation.

In an effort to move forward with these leading forces, School Improvement Network, an educator resource, and Pearson, innovator of education and technology, joined together to create a digital development that will help train educators and, essentially, offer more educational opportunities for our youth.

Pearson will help bring its resources to Schoolnet clients across the country in aims of proving its educational system and professional development. This symbiotic relationship will allow the two companies to work with more than half of our countries’ schools and provide them with technologically advanced resources for administrators and teachers.

School Improvement Network will integrate products like its award winning PD 360 library, the largest online library of training videos for educators that can be accessed from any desktop, or even a mobile device. The online platform will touch upon subjects like diversity and equity training, instructional strategies, mobile professional development for educators and classroom observation.

These new online opportunities will be accessible to parts of the country that are not near large metropolitan areas and do not have the luxury of attending annual educational seminars.

 “Kentucky teachers have already realized the value of each of these resources separately,” said Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday. “Their integration through Kentucky’s Continuous Instructional Improvement Technology System will bring all the elements together into a powerful tool to support Kentucky teachers as they work to achieve our goal of college and career-readiness for all students.”

All of the 1,200 schools in Kentucky are integrating PD 360 into their educational system, which will allow educators to access data-driven software and professional development research to increase their effectives and students achievement levels.

The many new technologies on the market, like videoconferencing, mobile devices and digital development, are being molded and transformed by industry leaders to help expand the opportunities of education.

Edited by Carlos Olivera

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