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.
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.
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.
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.
Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.