SOURCE: Solution Tree

Solution Tree, a professional development company

February 03, 2016 11:19 ET

Solution Tree Announces Enhancements for Global PD for Educators

BLOOMINGTON, IN--(Marketwired - February 03, 2016) - Solution Tree, an educational publisher and professional development provider, today announced a major new release of its Global PD tool for educators. Global PD is a subscription-based tool that helps school districts strengthen their professional learning communities (PLCs) and sustain school-improvement efforts. New features in this latest release include:

  • Access to educational resources -- Along with more than 100 videos on professional learning communities, leadership, RTI, assessment, English language arts and mathematics, Global PD now contains searchable content comprised of hundreds of books.
  • Curated and sharable playlists -- Administrators and team leaders can now build playlists of valuable content to share with groups or individuals.

"Global PD is a comprehensive solution that educators can rely on daily to improve schoolwide practices," said CEO Jeffrey C. Jones. "We're excited to introduce new features that teams can use to enhance their skills, collaborate more effectively, and ultimately increase student achievement."

Since its launch in 2014, Global PD has proven to be invaluable for administrators and teachers alike.

"Global PD is a tool that sets the foundation for staff to collaborate about students' learning through the development of common formative assessments, leading teams to have rich discussions, ask critical questions, and share strategies so that all students are getting what they need," said Becky Gerdes, former principal of Piedmont Elementary School in Duluth, Minn. and Global PD user.

Stephanie Larsen, a teacher at Piedmont added, "Thanks to technology and Global PD, we can instantly analyze our students' data not only as the school as a whole, but by each grade level, by each classroom, and by each individual student."

Global PD was created in collaboration with PLC at Work™ experts Richard DuFour, Rebecca DuFour, Robert Eaker and Mike Mattos, as well as more than 40 top-performing schools and districts. To watch a short video highlighting the features of Global PD, visit

About Solution Tree
Solution Tree delivers comprehensive professional development to schools and districts around the world. Solution Tree has empowered K-12 educators to raise student achievement through a wide range of services and products including educator conferences, customized district solutions for long-term professional development, books, videos, online courses and more.

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