Professional Development

Solution Tree Updates Global PD

Solution Tree has updated Global PD to provide searchable access to professional development resources and support for sharing content playlists.

Global PD is a subscription-based product designed to help school districts support professional learning communities and school improvement efforts. It includes a set of tools, templates and dashboards for managing teams, assessments, data and interventions. Solution Tree launched Global PD in 2014, and it now offers hundreds of books and videos on professional learning, communities, leadership, response to intervention (RTI), assessment, English language arts and math.

With this major update, Global PD now supports searching and sharing. Teachers and administrators can search Global PD's library of hundreds of professional development books to find resources on specific topics, and administrators and team leaders can build playlists of content and share them with groups or individuals.

According to information on the company's site, Global PD's professional development videos are less than 20 minutes in length and books are browsable by chapter.

Topics covered in Global PD's videos include:

  • Understanding the common formative assessment process;
  • Students as owners of their learning;
  • Determining interventions by classifying student errors;
  • An overview of the inverted pyramid; and
  • Confronting the brutal facts about the educational needs of ELLs.

"Global PD was created in collaboration with PLC at Work experts Richard DuFour, Rebecca DuFour, Robert Eaker and Mike Mattos, as well as more than 40 top-performing schools and districts," according to a news release from the company.

More information Global PD and its new features can be found on Solution Tree's site.

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