From the Wires
Teachscape Wins Two Education Technology Awards
By: PR Newswire
Dec. 4, 2012 09:17 AM
Teachscape receives Tech & Learning's Awards of Excellence and District Administration's Readers' Choice Top 100 Products
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teachscape, the leader in delivering Web-based professional learning content, innovative technologies, and expert services to improve teaching practice, was recently recognized by two leading education awards for their innovative technologies. Teachscape Learn Professional Learning Suite and Teachscape Reflect Video won Tech & Learning's Awards of Excellence and Teachscape Reflect Live won District Administration's Readers' Choice Top 100 Products award.
"Improving teacher effectiveness – and ultimately driving student achievement – is at the heart of what we do," said Kathy Yates, chief executive officer of Teachscape. "The recognition from these leading awards programs acknowledges the impact our professional learning, observation and evaluation technologies have in schools and districts nationwide and our commitment to helping teachers succeed."
The 2012 Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence named 83 education technology products as winners in its prestigious 30-year-old recognition program. A panel of more than 30 educators, who tested more than 160 entries, chose the winning products that included software, hardware, network, and Web products. Teachscape Learn Professional Learning Suite and Teachscape Reflect Video were named winners in the Best Upgraded Products category.
The Teachscape Learn Professional Learning Suite provides access to a rich, deep array of easy-to-use, research-based online multimedia content libraries. These libraries help teachers and instructional leaders deepen their understanding of academic content while developing effective strategies for improving teaching and learning. The extensive resources are offered as ten content libraries made up of more than 160 courses.
Teachscape Reflect Video uses a robust online software platform to support professional growth, improve reflective learning, and strengthen teaching practice. With Teachscape Reflect Video, educators can capture a complete lesson or lesson segment from any video-recording device. Video is stored securely and easily accessed via Teachscape's web-based software to review, comment, and share the video with colleagues anytime, anywhere.
The annual District Administration Readers' Choice Top 100 Products award recognizes leading products in the education industry. It provides superintendents and other senior school district leaders with the unique opportunity to learn what products their colleagues around the country are using, and how these products contribute to the success of their districts. With more than 1,000 nominations this year, the winners – including Teachscape Reflect Live – were selected by the editors of District Administration and were based upon both the quantity of nominations and the quality of reader descriptions.
Teachscape Reflect Live is a tablet-based observation management and reporting tool that allows observers to move from traditional paper forms to a technology-enabled process. The tool is now one part of the complete observation and evaluation management and reporting system from Teachscape and combines observation scheduling, live observation, document/artifact management, and reporting – with video-based observation data, for a holistic view of teaching effectiveness.
Teachscape uniquely combines innovative technology, engaging content and expert services to develop great teachers. From its classroom observation training and technology to its powerful web-based content delivery platform, Teachscape's award-winning products and services have been inspired by its dedication to sparking transformative change in teaching practice. Since 1999, Teachscape has worked with schools and school districts, charter networks, archdioceses, universities and state education departments to measurably and continuously improve the effectiveness of educators to produce gains in student achievement. Teachscape's partners include Charlotte Danielson, ETS, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Stanford University, and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching to help shape its vision, its products, and its strategies. To learn more about Teachscape and its complete collection of professional development offerings, go to http://www.teachscape.com.
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