About Us

Created nearly 20 years ago,  Professional Learning Board®, a service of  The Learning Factory, provides research-based online professional development for educators in all 50 states. 

Teachers take online PD classes through RenewaTeachingLicense.com and schools use ConnectedPD® online PD for staff development and professional learning plans. 

Staff Development for Teachers

Meet Ellen Paxton

Ellen Paxton is a respected expert in education, online PD for schools and best known as the Chief Learning Officer of Professional Learning Board®. As a two-time National Board Certified Teacher, Ellen has successfully published and customized online professional development courses and Learning Management Systems for 20 years to help teachers meet their state continuing education renewal credit requirements.

Ellen has established solutions and maintained partnerships with regionally accredited universities, higher education institutions, teachers’ unions, and state Departments of Education while setting strategic direction that makes a difference.

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