November 08, 2011

National Association of Elementary School Principals Enrolls in PD 360


In Order to Provide Principals with On-Time, Job-Embedded Professional Development to Meet Challenges Head On, NAESP Has Partnered With PD 360


SALT LAKE CITY — Nov 8, 2011 —The National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) has partnered with School Improvement Network and PD 360 to give principals answers to the myriad questions in the changing face of modern education.

NAESP was founded in 1921, a mere three years after child labor laws changed education from quaint school houses to the burgeoning classrooms of today. The NAESP brings school administrators together to collaborate and form a common language surrounding the issues of education and improving student performance.

As school budgets fail and educators face increasing demands for higher test scores, America is undergoing what seem to be the biggest changes and challenges in education that the nation has seen in almost a hundred years. In order to provide the best training to the most administrators, NAESP has partnered with School Improvement Network and PD 360.

“We are very excited about this new opportunity for NAESP members because America’s principals need all the support they can get,” said Rob Monson, president of NAESP and principal of Parkston Elementary School in South Dakota. “Principals have a huge job and so little time, so opening access to selected PD 360 online resources as a benefit of NAESP membership is a boon to their constant need to grow knowledge and skills.”

PD 360 is the world’s largest online professional development platform, carrying a library of 1,800 PD videos that feature 120 experts on 117 topics and an online professional learning community of over 720,000 verified educators. Graduate and doctorate programs already use PD 360 as part of the curriculum to train up-and-coming principals and administrators. Now members of NAESP will be able to collaborate on the on-demand PD platform that more and more educators around the world are finding indispensable.

Cory Linton, vice president of business development at School Improvement Network, says of the partnership, “Every child has the capacity to learn and has the right to a quality education. NAESP and School Improvement Network share these values and goals, and we’re excited to work with an organization so dedicated to education.”

School Improvement Network offers free 30-day trial versions of PD 360, its award winning PD platform. Find out more information about features, pricing, and benefits by visiting www.schoolimprovement.com, or calling 866.835.4185.

About NAESP

Established in 1921, the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) serves elementary and middle school principals in the United States, Canada, and overseas. NAESP leads in the advocacy and support for elementary and middle-level principals and other education leaders in their commitment to all children. The Association believes that the progress and well-being of the individual child must be at the forefront of all elementary and middle school planning and operations. Further, NAESP members accept the challenge inherent in research findings that the development of quality education in each elementary and middle school depends on the expertise, dedication, and leadership of the principal. Learn more at www.naesp.org.

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, 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 3,500 classrooms to document best practices in action. Learn more at www.schoolimprovement.com.

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Duane Sprague
School Improvement Network
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