Math Solutions, a provider of K-8 mathematics professional development services, has announced ePD, a web-based professional development resource that is intended to greatly increase the availability of quality instruction for educators without requiring them to be released from the classroom.
With ePD, educators at all levels have timely access to the experts in mathematics instruction and learning. ePD delivers on-going support and exposure to relevant content at different points throughout the year. ePD products and services include:
· Webinars: Providing broad access to research-based strategies
· Coaching: Supporting teachers in continuous learning
· Ask Me Now: Virtual office hours ensuring access to expert help just when it is needed
· Video: Assisting districts in sharing best practices
According to Stephanie Hirsh, executive director of the National Staff Development Council, the new definition of professional development calls for every educator to engage in professional learning as part of the work day. Today, however, many teachers receive the bulk of their professional development through some form of one-shot workshop. Survey data from the National Center for Education Statistics shows that teachers typically only spend approximately one day or less in PD on any one content area.
To learn more about how ePD can bring intensive, continuous support for all educators to a school or district, visit www.mathsolutions.com/epd.
Source: Math Solutions, www.mathsolutions.com