(PRWEB) March 21, 2006 -– State and Federal legislation has increased demands for teacher accountability over the last few years. Most notably, Federal No Child Left Behind legislation requires that all teachers be “highly qualified.” Professional development is a critical component for teachers to achieve the “highly qualified” status in the legislation. Professional Learning Board™ (http://professionallearningboard.com
) courses enable teachers to learn
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from master teachers while providing evidence of learning the course content.
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Ms. Paxton, MEd, National Board Certified Teacher and company founder commented "I learned a lot going through the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards process. Providing these courses to my colleagues enables me to demonstrate my learning and holds me accountable for doing so." These same reasons are given by Paxton as to why teachers “love” the courses. Each certificate has a unique code which school
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personnel can validate automatically, at no cost and online through the Professional Learning Board web site.
Ninety-nine percent of teachers enrolled in online continuing education
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courses from Professional Learning Board have successfully demonstrated their learning and earned certification. After completing the courses, teachers must pass an online test with at least a 70% score in order to earn a certificate.
The Internet-based continuing education courses model best practices in online instruction while providing research-based and real-life strategies to improve student learning, in the classroom and online. Additionally, activities and downloadable resources reinforce teacher learning. Ms. Paxton states “Our goal is to help teachers learn strategies and obtain resources that they can apply in their classrooms immediately to increase student performance.”
Teachers and schools have given accountability, Professional Learning Board and its courses an enthusiastic two-thumbs up. Over 90% of first-time customers say they would enroll in another course and public schools, districts and private schools recommend Professional Learning Board to their teachers.
About Professional Learning Board™
Professional Learning Board is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Founded by Ellen Paxton, MEd, NBCT, the company provides online continuing education courses, resources, software and custom development services to PK-12 public and private schools and teachers.