About Us


School Improvement Network is an online professional development and teacher training company that partners with schools, districts, and educators throughout the United States, Canada, and overseas to increase student achievement.

School Improvement Network believes that by providing teachers with quality, differentiated training, students will be able to master skills essential to their growth as individuals and to their participation in their communities. As teachers follow training that is practical, scalable, and measurable, they will find increased capacity to meet the growing needs of students, no matter their race, origin, language, or socioeconomic status.

PD 360, School Improvement Network’s premier online professional development platform, is the world’s first on-demand professional development platform for educators and hosts the world’s largest online professional learning community with a membership of nearly 1 million verified educators. PD 360 has earned over 70 awards for professional video quality, innovation and excellence in its technology platform, educational excellence, and raising the industry standard. School Improvement Network has been recognized by many national and state organizations, including Ernst and Young, for the company’s leadership in education, innovation, and growth.   

The quality training in PD 360 and its extensions include the following features and benefits:

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History

In 1991, educators John and Blanch Linton began producing training videos that would catch the eye of administrators across the United States and Canada. What began as a humble beginning—a family business driving throughout North America in a motorhome—would become one of the world’s largest and most successful on-demand professional development tools for educators across the globe. In 1991, however, the Lintons could not imagine what their idea would become or what they would have to go through to get there.

“It was crazy, and it was amazing, and it was hard—very, very hard,” says Blanch Linton of the company she began with her husband. “And it seemed sometimes that the only keeping us going was to pay next month’s rent or buy this week’s groceries. But you know the thing that kept us going? It was the teachers. They’d light up when they saw what we produced, as if it were the final piece to a very difficult puzzle. Doing what I do . . . I’m so blessed. I’m so blessed!”

In 2007, the Video Journal of Education became what we now know as School Improvement Network. Chet Linton, CEO and president and eldest son of John and Blanch, worked to place the ever-growing Video Journal library online so that educators could access training wherever and whenever they need it. Chet’s idea became PD 360, the world’s first on-demand professional development platform. PD 360 is now home to the world’s largest online professional learning community (PLC) and an entire suite of products designed to meet educators’ needs, including Common Core training, classroom walkthroughs, and educational equity.

School Improvement Network remains to this day family owned and educator operated. We know what educators need, and we bring together the most successful strategies and research-based training in a network of the world’s most innovative leaders in education.

Welcome to our site. Everything that you will find here is the result of years of labor, research, and the passionate pursuit of better schools.

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