New PD release offers Common Core guide

School Improvement Network announces the latest version of PD 360.

New in PD 360 version 5.0, Common Core 360 will provide a guide for states, schools, and districts implementing the Common Core Standards, including Common Core-specific video segments featuring teacher-leader conversations and classroom examples of implementation.

Video segments and resources will be released in two initial phases. In phase one, Common Core 360 will provide an overview video on vision, history, and a crosswalk of the Common Core Standards, including basic instructional segments around understanding how the Common Core Standards impact and energize teaching.

In phase two, Common Core 360 will provide a video series featuring master teachers embedding the Common Core Standards for ELA and/or math over an entire school year. These videos will model rich data team meetings, mastery in curriculum mapping, engaging pedagogy, rigorous lesson planning, and insightful formative assessments, all aligned to Common Core Standards.

School Improvement Network CEO Chet Linton explains, “Districts across the country are implementing the Common Core State Standards and we want to ensure educators have the resources to guide their students to college and career readiness.”

To facilitate authentic and easy collaboration, version 5.0 will now provide a way for users to upload their own videos to share useful resources with other educators. With expanded administrative tools, greater tracking and reporting ability, more robust community and group functions, and the new thereNow classroom video integration, PD 360 5.0 is home to the extensive research-based professional development necessary for teachers in today’s twenty-first century schools.

A free 30-day trial of PD 360 is available by visiting and clicking on the free trial button.