Common Core 360

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Company: School Improvement Network, 32 W. Center St, Midvale, UT 84047, (866) 835-4185, Fax: (801) 566-6885, www.school improvement.com

Price: Common Core 360 is available as a free 30-day trial. Pricing is available by calling (866) 835-4185

Audience: Common Core 360 is designed for use by K- 12 teachers, administrators, and instructional coaches.

Format: Common Core 360 is an online service that can be accessed as needed. Videos are used extensively to provide classroom examples for using the program.

System Requirements: Common Core 360 requires internet access.

Description: Common Core 360 is a professional development program designed to help classroom teachers align math and language arts curricula to the Common Core Standards.

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Installation/Access: Access is through a username and password. Installation Rating: A

Content/Features: Twenty video segments offer Common Core training. The program provides on-demand access to more than 1,800 professional learning videos. Its prescriptive technology automatically recommends videos from PD 360's training library based on classroom walkthrough results.

Crosswalk Tools align current practices to the Common Core Standards.

Common Core 360 is integrated with PD 360 and provides lifetime membership to the PD 360 community of educators. This membership provides collaboration opportunities with educators around the world. Participants can upload, share, and comment on videos, documents, presentations, and other media. Public or private focus groups are available. Educators can form a common language around existing issues.

Training is based on grade-level progression. Embedded multimedia enhances the learning experience for the user through PD 360 videos, video and images, podcasts and audio, and graphics and PowerPoints.

Webinars offer specific training that shows educators what the integration of standards looks like in the classroom. The four webinars currently available are Common Core 101: Why, What and How; Translating ELA Standards; Translating Mathematics Standards; and Student Engagement & Future Focus. Videos show real-life classroom examples of the why, what, and how of Common Core Standards.

Blog posts from expertsexplain the vision, purpose, and goal of the Common Core Standards. Regular updates on the latest strategies and recommendations from the experts at the School Improvement Network are also provided. …