PBS TeacherLine has added new features to its Peer Connection online suite to make it much easier for school-based professional developers to find and share resources with teachers, to use best practices to improve their coaching and mentoring skills, and to build a collaborative online learning community focused on effective teaching.
PBS TeacherLine Peer Connection combines the power of online communication and collaboration with its content. Featuring research-based, standards-aligned content in K-12 math, science, reading, instructional strategies and instructional technology, PBS TeacherLine Peer Connection enables coaches and mentors to create customized, practical learning experiences and guide teachers in their professional growth. It also offers modules for school-based professional developers to learn about the strategies and best practices they are sharing and how to employ the coaching and mentoring process productively to provide effective teacher professional development.
The recent enhancements to PBS TeacherLine Peer Connection, include:
* The ability for users to create networks and groups, connecting educators from across the country who are enrolled in the PBS TeacherLine service in a growing community of learners discussing and modeling best practices.
* New features that enable teachers to easily share resources and send suggestions to anyone using PBS TeacherLine Peer Connection—not just those in their network or group.
* The addition of customizable avatars for users to personalize their online community experience.
* A more powerful search engine for educators to conduct keyword searches, then narrow their search to find appropriate resources.
* A streamlined interface, so users have quick access to their latest activity, saved resources, and networks and groups.
For more information about PBS TeacherLine Peer Connection, visit www.pbs.org/peerconnection.
Source: PBS TeacherLine, www.pbs.org/teacherline