Sandy, Utah — May 2, 2016 — In fall 2015, Truenorthlogicconducted a survey of teachers and principals to learn what educators think about the current state of professional learning in their field. More than 500 educators from across the country responded, sharing their viewpoints on best practices and challenges related to creating a personalized professional learning climate. Truenorthlogic will now share the results of this survey through a new, six-episode Salon Series, titled Educator Viewpoints on Personalized Professional Learning. Episode 1, which is available online, will also be discussed in an Education Weekwebinaron May 4th from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern time.
The Salon Series, which will air over the course of 2016, examines what real teachers and education leaders are saying about professional learning and how they would like to see their professional growth opportunities evolve to be more effective and valuable. Each episode includes a free “Episode Guide” highlighting a key aspect of creating personalized professional learning environments. Each guide includes related survey results, best practices and lessons learned from educators in the field, and conversation starters for districts.
In the Episode 1 webinar hosted by Education Week, participants will be guided through the survey results and hear from two experienced district leaders — Jan John from Austin Independent School District in Texas and Jane Respess from Brevard Public Schools in Florida — about the best approaches to create actionable, meaningful, and personalized professional learning.
To get the Episode 1 Guide or sign up for the Education Week webinar, visit http://www.truenorthlogic.com/insights. Educators can also join in the conversation on social media using the hashtags #AMPeducators and #PPLToday.
Truenorthlogic is a national provider of professional growth software for educators and K–12 education agencies striving to improve student achievement by increasing educator effectiveness. This spring, Truenorthlogic merged with Performance Matters. Together, they are creating the industry’s first SaaS platform that integrates professional growth and student assessment tools with powerful educational analytics capabilities, making it possible for districts to measure the impact of their PD on student achievement. For more information, visit www.truenorthlogic.com.
Leslie Eicher, APR, Eicher Communications Inc.