Online video library for educators School Improvement Network turns 21
Fueled by frustration at the lack of guidance he received at the beginning of his career, hIgh school science teacher John Linton’s Video Journal of Education started with the teacher simply roaming the halls, observing and listening in on other teachers for ideas on how to improve his classroom methods. As time went by, other teachers took note of Mr. Linton’s “eavesdropping,” invited him in their classrooms to film, and the Video Journal of Education, now known as the School Improvement Network
, was born. This year, the School Improvement network turns 21.
“We began traveling, filming teachers all over the US in their classrooms,” Linton says in a press release. “Soon, we had enough footage to complete several programs, and these launched us into the business. We’ve spent many years now producing hundreds of instructional videos for educators. We didn’t know it at the time, but what we were doing was absolutely re-inventing the professional development industry.
In 2007, School Improvement Network placed its video offerings online and is now the world’s largest online proffessional development library.
Read the full release here.