K-12 Technology News
Hawaii Implements Online Professional Development Resource Statewide
The Hawaii Department of Education (HDOE) has chosen PD 360 from School Improvement Network (SINET) for its statewide online professional development resource. After a few schools in the state already using the service reported positive results, HDOE purchased access for all 289 of Hawaii's public schools.
"The schools that have already infused PD 360 into their professional learning development have found success in getting closer to their achievement goals," said Robert Campbell, HDOE director of federal compliance and project management. "I believe this success is because teachers love the flexibility and comprehensiveness of this resource and have integrated its use into their daily schedules."
The program offers online training from 65 education experts on a variety of topics, including differentiation, assessment, ELL, leadership, student achievement, and subject-specific strategies. In addition, PD 360 offers various supplemental tools and activities, as well as collaboration and discussion forums, file sharing, and social networking.
Further information, including registration for free trial accounts, can be accessed here.
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