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Meet Flexible Schools

Professional Learning Board’s latest innovation is Flexible Schools, an online program for principals, school leaders, teachers, substitute teachers and education assistants to safely continue education during the COVID pandemic and other interruptions to traditional instruction regardless of where teachers and students are located, at school, at home or a combination.

Explore Flexible Schools

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 service and principals use ConnectedPD® online PD for schools’ staff development and professional learning plans. flexible schools


Meet Ellen Paxton

Ellen Paxton is a respected expert in education, online PD for schools and best known as the Chief Learning Officer of The Learning Factory. 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,, and now, 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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