KDS: Pioneer, Innovator and Partner to School Districts
KDS has been serving educators for over 10 years with award-winning eLearning solutions, engaging, university accredited online courses, and the implementation of blended models of professional development. KDS has worked with some of the largest districts in the country including New York City Public Schools, Clark County Nevada, Los Angeles Unified School District, Indianapolis Public Schools, and Boston Public Schools.
KDS is currently delivering professional learning solutions to major districts including the Chicago Public Schools Office of Strategic School Support Services schools (OS4), the School District of Philadelphia, and the State of New Mexico.
Content and Accreditation Partnerships
KDS online courses are developed and taught by leading education experts, whose research and methodologies make a significant impact on teacher effectiveness and student performance. KDS partners with the nation’s leading education researchers and thought leaders to develop our online courses and content, including the University of Southern California, Rossier Graduate School of Education; Solution Tree; Marzano Research; Amplify; College Board; Research for Better Teaching; and the Center for Transformative Teacher Training.
KDS also works with state agencies and over 15 university partners, including Capella University, to deliver continuing education, graduate professional development credit, and transferable master’s credit.
KDS has been operating as a private business under its current name since September, 2001. Since 2004, KDS has developed over 3,500 hours of online professional learning content and enrolled more than 50,000 teachers, administrators and instructional leaders in rigorous, research-based courses that meet the needs of educators working in urban school districts serving diverse student populations. In March 2014, KDS secured its first institutional investment, a $6 million financing round from Edison Ventures, a leading growth equity investment firm, as part of a $9.8 million financing round.