PBS TeacherLine has partnered with The School Improvement Network to incorporate new content into PBS TeacherLine Peer Connection that helps teachers turn research theory into classroom practice. PBS TeacherLine Peer Connection is an online suite of multimedia resources, instructional strategies, and tools that support educators responsible for providing onsite, job-embedded professional development to their peers.
Award-winning videos, articles, and other resources from PD 360, a leading on-demand professional development resource, and The Video Journal of Education will be added to PBS TeacherLine Peer Connection in early 2009. Topics covered in the materials include coaching, classroom management, instructional strategies, and assessment. All of the content is research-based and classroom-proven. The School Improvement Network has worked with top instructional experts such as Rick Stiggins, David Sousa, Doug Reeves, Rick DuFour, and Michael Fullan, and identified the very best teachers, no matter where they are located, to develop videos of best practices, the announcement states. There are real classroom examples from elementary and secondary schools located in urban, suburban, and rural areas.
PBS TeacherLine combines online communication and collaboration with trusted, valuable content. Featuring thousands of research-based, standards-aligned content in K-12 math, reading and instructional technology, PBS TeacherLine Peer Connection is designed to enable instructional coaches, teacher leaders, and mentors to augment their current professional development programs and create a customized, practical learning experience for teachers. PBS TeacherLine Peer Connection offers modules for school-based professional developers to learn about the interventions they are sharing and how to employ the coaching and mentoring process productively to provide effective teacher professional development.
For more information about PBS TeacherLine Peer Connection, visit www.pbs.org/peerconnection. To learn more about The School Improvement Network, go to www.schoolimprovement.com.
Source: PBS TeacherLine, www.pbs.org/teacherline