Lincoln Elementary School, Kentucky - PD 360 Case Study


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Learn about how the first elementary performing arts school of its kind in Jefferson County, Kentucky is using PD 360 to meet its needs for professional development.

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Lincoln Elementary School, Kentucky - PD 360 Case Study

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  2. 2. an online community of teaching professionals that al- handouts that can be printed on-demand. lows interaction and collaboration either within a district or across the United States and around the world. See a “PD 360 creates a personal venue of learning for staff at demonstration at Lincoln Elementary Performing Arts School.” Sonya Unseld Principal Lincoln Elementary School, KY Driving Usage and Implementation Principal Unseld is looking forward to deeper usage and implementation of PD 360 by Lincoln’s educators. She is planning to: About School Improvement Network >>Learn to use tracking and follow-up features. Tracking The School Improvement Network is the leading teacher responses to reflection questions allows ad- provider of teacher education and teacher training, ministrators to follow growth and application of users specializing in on-demand, research-based professional after each segment. development anytime, anywhere. As the home of The Video Journal of Education, PD 360, and the Leadership >>Become a Professional Learning Community and use and Learning Framework, School Improvement the Facilitator Guides available with each segment to Network’s education training resources focus on the engage everyone more fully. most relevant topics such as classroom management, feature top experts such as Michael Fullan and Douglas >>Meet school and district objectives by customizing PD Reeves, and show how to put theory into practice. With 360 to align with state, district, and school goals and its focus on long-term improvement, sustainability, initiatives. As teachers view the aligned segments, they and greater internal capacity, the School Improvement will actually see what the initiatives look like in real Network helps its clients close achievement gaps, classroom settings. meet high standards and increase student learning for both elementary education and secondary education. To learn more about School Improvement Network’s dynamic resources, visit Benefits Lincoln Elementary School has found many benefits in PD 360 and will continue to experience numerous more as it implements more usage. >>Online and On-Demand Lincoln teachers no longer have to wait for workshops to get answers and individualized help. Everything they need to improve their teaching and implement best practices is instantly available in one place. >>Job-Embedded PD 360 empowers Lincoln teachers of every experi- ence level to immediately find answers to their own questions and concerns in each individual situation. >>Large Video Library Over 1,400 video segments with classroom examples of best practices are available on PD 360’s most current and complete professional development library. New content is continually being added for the most up-to- date PD and all content is proven and research-based. >>Common Need Discussions Teacher Groups with a common interest can use PD 360 to find answers and to start candid discussions about improving their skills. Facilitator Guides accompany each segment and provide engaging content for learn- ing groups with group activities, discussion questions, lesson plans, and graphic organizers. Many |