The Ed Leaders Network has been a tremendous asset to our District due to COVID-19 restrictions and limited in-person professional development opportunities. Topics range from instructional practices to student and staff safety, which also allows districts to tailor PD to their specific needs. The variety of topics available also allows all faculty and staff to find something that pertains to their position and interest if they are looking for professional development on their own.
Grade School Principal/Technology Coordinator
The Ed Leaders Network has been enormously helpful to our District during the COVID-19 closure, as we have utilized the platform to assign relevant coursework to our employees for completion at home. The selection of courses is varied with topics related to academic instruction, social-emotional learning, collaboration, interpersonal skills, management, health and safety. Beyond the closure, I will continue to use the courses for my teachers, staff and myself to provide meaningful professional development without the need for substitute coverage or a specific schedule.
After conferencing with a teacher after an observation, we discussed resources to support implementing classroom management procedures. I was able to search ELN for content supporting classroom management and assign a course to the teacher. The teacher participated in the course during one session and shared that the content was engaging and left her wanting to learn more following each section. ELN provided her with instant quality professional development that imparts valuable knowledge and improved her classroom culture and teaching practice.
This site is AMAZING!! Especially for us teachers, where funding is low and subs are even lower. This allows me to professionally grow from the comfort of my home.
ELN is a tremendous resource for me as a principal. I get a timely response from questions or concerns I express about ELN and feel that I am able to utilize it for myself and my staff. This year I have assigned videos for staff to watch, discuss in small groups or with grade level partners, and respond with questions I’ve developed.
Ed Leaders Network provides immediate, quality professional development on current education topics by experts in the field. With current budget concerns, spending $200 on Ed Leaders Network, keeping professional development in-house, and providing professional development to all staff members just makes sense!
Dee Ann Schnautz
Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
I think it’s great! The website is very easy to use and informative. Edleaders Network encompasses much more than just mandated webinars for school safety. I have used some of the Common Core webinars and am planning on using more this year.
We are pleased and excited to be connected with ELN. We continue to take advantage of the online courses that are available to all of our staff in the district.
Dr. Sharon Desmoulin-Kherat
The authoring tool is intuitive and extremely easy to use. The instructional video explaining its use was also helpful. I simply made my slides in Power Point & scripted each one in the “Notes” pane. All I had to do was click the Record button & read the screen. MUCH easier than rehearsing timings in Power Point and publishing an MP4 video to upload to YouTube, etc.! Excellent quality with surprising simplicity – a great tool for busy administrators!
Galesburg CUSD 205
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