Professional Development

Edupoint Launches Online Peer-to-Peer Community for Educators

Edupoint Educational Systems has launched Synergy Community, a new online meeting place designed to offer educators peer-to-peer support.

"Synergy Community adds another layer to Edupoint's existing support offerings, enabling Synergy partner districts to work closely with one another anytime and anywhere to share thoughts, ideas, and solutions related to using the Synergy platform and achieving education goals," according to a news release.

Users of the new community can search existing conversations, ask and answer questions and otherwise exchange information and expertise with other users. Conversations can be favorited, rated and followed. Self-selected rolls for community members include classroom teacher, application developer and administrator. Districts can use the community on an ad hoc basis or build more formal professional learning networks within it.

"As a meeting place for peer-to-peer communication, Synergy Community enables users to connect with other Synergy users who have similar goals and challenges and assist one another in ways that only educators can," said Rob Wilson, president and chief innovation officer at Edupoint, in a prepared statement. "We are pleased to provide this dynamic new offering and excited about the opportunities it has created for our partner districts."

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