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  • Release of Edivate Observe

    We are happy to announce the release of Edivate Observe, a comprehensive observation resource that allows administrators to create highly personalized professional development plans and more effectively support teacher growth. Edivate Observe officially launches February 2016 and will replace the current observation product, Observation 360. Edivate Observe Supports Educator Growth and Effectiveness by Allowing Instructional Leaders to Quickly and Easily Establish Professional Growth Plans Centered Around Personalized Professional Development That Aligns Observed Behavior with Desired Outcomes. “We’ve always believed that observations can be more than just compliance activities. With the new emphasis that the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) now places on personalized professional development, observations become a key component in building an individualized growth plan by providing a wonderful opportunity for administrators and educators to come together to assess strengths and to identify opportunities for growth,” said Chet D. Linton, CEO and president of School Improvement Network. The important role that observations play in supporting teacher growth and student achievement is becoming increasingly clear. In a recent study published in the Journal of College Teaching & Learning, researchers found that schools with higher observation rates and professional development activity aligned to observation results saw significant one-year gains in student achievement—an average of 24.9% in math and 24.6% in reading over baseline.* “Edivate Observe makes it much simpler and easier to give every educator specific, personalized professional learning recommendations that are aligned to observed behavior. The educator can then access their observation and their professional learning recommendations where they access all their professional development, through the Edivate learning platform,” said Linton. Edivate Observe will be available to all School Improvement Network clients for implementation beginning in February 2016, and it is scalable to any school or system. *Shaha, S.H., Glassett, K.F., Copas, A., (2015). The Impact of Teacher Observations With Coordinated Professional Development On Student Performance: A 27-State Program Evaluation. Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 12(1), 55-63.
  • Cathedral Catholic Academy Partners with School Improvement Network to Drive Powerful Changes Through Student-Centered Learning

    Cathedral Catholic Academy partners with School Improvement Network to drive powerful changes through student-centered learning Creativity is unleashed and motivation soars as students at this Catholic elementary school in Honolulu, Hawaii, take charge of their own education After a year of partnering with School Improvement Network to put students in charge of their own learning […]
  • 3 Things Required to Make Professional Development a Priority

    Smart Leadership: The How and Why of Making Professional Development a Priority “A school district’s greatest monetary investment is in its people, with teachers and support staff receiving up to 80% of the budget. So it would seem common sense to focus a good portion of any additional resources on nurturing and developing these educators. […]
  • School Improvement Network and Seattle Pacific University Partner to Create Five New Graduate Courses for Educators

    School Improvement Network and Seattle Pacific University Partner to Create Five New Graduate Courses for Educators The partnership will provide educators with access to online courses where they can earn continuing education/professional development credits as they read select LumiBook ebooks. School Improvement Network is excited to announce a partnership with Seattle Pacific University that will […]
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  • EdSurge Article Outlines the First Steps for Switching to a Personalized Learning Environment

    EdSurge Article Outlines the First Steps for Switching to a Personalized Learning Environment: An article published on describes the strategies used by Weber School District to transform their traditional learning environment into one that delivers personalized learning. Read the article detailing the strategies used by Weber School District in Ogden, Utah, to implement a blended […]
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  • Three Ways for Educators to Stay Positive and Reduce Stress

    New School Improvement Network Video Segment Shows the Power of Positive Attitude in Fighting Stress
  • Five Keys to Better Classroom Management

    New School Improvement Network Video Segment Reveals Strategies for More Effective Classroom Management through Consequences
  • New LumiBook Chapter Reveals How to Transform Schools into Thinking Schools to Increase Student Mastery and Readiness

    Free Chapter From International Education Expert David Hyerle Shows Outline of Step-by-Step Guide to Create Thinking Schools to Master 21st Century Skills

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