Success at the Core (Website)
[Vulcan Productions, (206) 342-2579]
Success at the Core was envisioned by Vulcan Productions and the Education Development Center as the answer to problems facing many public schools: Effective professional development. Winner of this year's BESSIE for Professional Development Website, Success at the Core distinguishes itself by achieving excellence in four areas: Content, Video, Design, and Technology.
The program's Content focuses on the relationship between teachers, students, and administrators, emphasizing the instructional core and leadership. Video illustrates how educators implement best practices and lessons in real time, and provides interviews that complement the narrative. Design anticipates different styles and needs, and can be used by teams or individuals to improve best practice. Technology is an intuitive website which requires minimal hardware, while the multimedia presentation acts as co-facilitator, managing handouts, videos, and questions users will need to answer as they progress to best practice.
What we liked: Success at the Core is easy to use, relevant to educators, provides very high quality video and production values and, because it's free of charge, offers immense value for instructional development.