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bedded professional development plan. among their students. As the home of The Video Journal of Education, PD 360, and The 360 Learning Frame- work, School Improvement Network offers content from >>Even the most seasoned teachers draw on the content the largest group of educational experts, the broadest to revisit a best practice or view a new practice and range of topics, and the most classroom examples any- add to their own set of teaching tools for instruction to where. School Improvement Network boasts the world’s enhance their classrooms. largest educator-verified, on-demand professional development network with over 500,000 users. To learn more about School Improvement Network’s dynamic Benefits resources, visit www.schoolimprovement.com. Johnsontown Road has realized many benefits since us- ing PD 360 and, as usage expands, it will reap even more. >>Meaningful Reflective Practices Reflection is a critical part of effective learning. After each segment, teachers answer reflection questions designed to stimulate thinking about classroom ap- plication. These answers are helpful to both teacher and administrator in tracking growth, application, and professional development. >>Job Embedded PD 360 provides everything a teacher needs to improve teaching and implement best practices and it is avail- able at their fingertips. Answers are readily available whenever the teacher needs them. >>Real Classroom Examples With over 1,000 real classroom examples, teachers can actually see what effective teaching looks like in varied classrooms across North America. >>Individualized Professional Development Personalized support for every educator’s needs with hundreds of indexed and searchable video segments featuring education’s most respected experts and mul- tiple real, best practice classroom examples. >>Best Practices PD 360 programs are always research-based and classroom-proven, dealing with nearly every educational initiative of the past two decades. “PD 360 gives teachers a way to incorporate meaning- ful reflective practices based on their own classroom environments and cultures while providing a visual of a teacher modeling the professional development topic.” Steven Stark Reading First Coach Johnsontown Road Elementary, KY About School Improvement Network Founded in 1991 by two school teachers, School Im- provement Network empowers educators with compre- hensive, research-based, professional learning tools that build teacher expertise to foster greater achievementwww.schoolimprovement.com | www.PD360.com