Simplifying the Delivery of PD for PD Directors

Complete with a custom training tool that allows for uploading and sharing of training specific to a district or school, as well as a comprehensive reporting system that tracks individual activity, Atomic Learning expands training opportunities and simplifies the delivery of professional development. Learn more about the Atomic Learning solution.
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Complete with a custom training tool that allows for uploading and sharing of training specific to a district or school, as well as a comprehensive reporting system that tracks individual activity, Atomic Learning expands training opportunities and simplifies the delivery of professional development.

Atomic Learning’s PD resources can be used as basis for PD sessions and collaborative project work by PLC’s which give PD Directors flexibility and provide variety to participants. Sheri, a District Instructional Technology Specialist at Spring Branch ISD says:

"Teachers do not have time to drive across town after school or on Saturdays to sit in a face-to-face skills training class that is totally disconnected to what they are teaching in class. By using Atomic Learning, teachers can access the support and/or training in the context of what they are about to do with their students. Atomic Learning is there when and where the teacher needs it."

We can’t argue, Atomic Learning’s projects and workshops help teachers learn how to effectively integrate technology in the classroom. The anytime, anywhere platform for technology training means teachers can learn new skills at their own pace while the PD Director can recommend training and monitor progress with pre- and post-training assessment options for teachers. Learn more about the Atomic Learning solution.

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