Pearson Launches Teacher Education and Development Group
Pearson has announced the establishment of a new Teacher Education and Development Group, headed by Susan Badger, former CEO of Thompson Education.
According to the announcement, the group will use Pearson's teacher-centered business assets to support new education professionals, providing services that begin in college and carrying through professional development and advanced degrees.
"Our most important mission in Pearson is to provide products and services that help improve student success. Recognizing that effective teaching and teacher quality are critical factors in student learning and achievement, our new Pearson Teacher Education and Development Group will focus on supporting the professional development of educators from preparation through practice," said Will Ethridge, CEO of Pearson's North American education businesses, in a prepared statement.
Professional development services provided by the company include Learning Teams, offering a collaborative model that allows educators to gain valuable knowledge and insight from their peers, as well as the Pearson's Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP), providing a platform to teach English language learners a variety of subjects while at the same time strengthening their language comprehension.
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