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School Improvement Network Releases Edivation

School Improvement Network today announced the release of Edivation, an on-demand professional learning platform
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School Improvement Network today announced the release of Edivation, an on-demand professional learning platform that replaces PD 360.

Through Edivation, educators will have access to the resources formerly available in PD 360, Common Core 360 and Observation 360 (the Educator Effectiveness System), such as thousands of videos showing best practices in education with master teachers, lesson plans and classroom aides, observation templates, and access to a professional learning community of more than a million educators. These resources will be automatically served to educators based on their profile and administrator assigned PD. In coming months, this Edivation feature will be expanded to deliver educators personalized content based on their interests and previous searches. Administrators can also make and implement professional development plans for an entire district or system, or a single educator.



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