Hoonuit Reveals Industry’s First Professional Learning Delivery System For Relevant & Effective PD
MINNEAPOLIS (April 4, 2018) – Hoonuit, a leading provider of education analytics and professional learning, announces the first Professional Learning Delivery System in the market designed for districts to finally be able to create relevant, personalized and effective professional learning and deliver it equitably.
The latest technology innovation by the company features an unprecedented course creation toolkit. This allows for on-demand video encoding, transcriptions and closed captions, including the ability to translate into nine languages and read those languages aloud. Schools and districts will be able to fully customize courses, assessments and learning pathways – and it will also give them the power to build their own micro-credential programs.
Districts often face obstacles that make it difficult to develop and deliver effective professional learning to support instructional initiatives. Hoonuit has partnered with schools, districts and universities across the country to better understand these challenges and the research that goes into developing a successful program. The result is this new revolutionary Professional Learning Delivery System.
“As professional development requirements have been redefined by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), districts have had to reevaluate their programs to ensure alignment with the new standard,” said Paul Hesser, CEO at Hoonuit. “Our new Professional Learning Delivery System is designed to help school leaders construct the most effective programs for their teachers.”
Hoonuit’s extensive library of professional learning is built by subject matter experts and uses the Understanding by DesignÒ Framework. The library, combined with new authoring tools and a delivery system, makes it easy for districts to create and deliver tailored professional learning that equally and effectively supports all educators with relevant PD.
“Before Hoonuit, we had a team of four or five people providing PD to a district that serves more than 30,000 students, we just weren’t able to provide adequate ongoing learning resources for our teachers,” says Oklahoma City Public School District educational technology trainer Mandy Govia. “After adopting the platform, we’ve enabled departments across our district to improve the efficiency and increase the impact of their PD endeavors.”
Districts deploy Hoonuit professional development services in a variety of ways. Blended programs use online courses, either out-of-the-box or custom-built, in conjunction with in-person learning events. Professional Learning Community (PLC) leaders also use Hoonuit’s out-of-the-box or custom-built content to facilitate further discussion and exploration of topics.
The Professional Learning Delivery System will be in place in time for the start of the 2018-19 school year. To learn more about building effective professional development programs, visit www.hoonuit.com/professional-development.
Hoonuit empowers educators with knowledge and insights to improve student outcomes. Through solutions that provide intuitive analytics and personalized professional development, Hoonuit fuels teacher, staff and student success. To learn more, visit: http://www.hoonuit.com/ or follow us on Twitter.
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