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Through a 100% online platform, educators across the nation use Professional Learning Board® online PD courses to renew teaching certificates, improve online teaching skills, apply for salary differentials, and more!

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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 the highly popular RenewaTeachingLicense.com service and principals use ConnectedPD® online PD for schools’ staff development and professional learning plans. 

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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.

Through ProfessionalLearningBoard.comRenewaTeachingLicense.com, and ConnectedPD.com, 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 and overseeing implementation of popular online PD for schools.

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