PRnewswire | May 03, 2023
Teachstone, a leader in the field of classroom observation and professional development, is proud to announce a new partnership with Teach For America (TFA) to enhance coaching supports and educator-child interactions. TFA will be using Teachstone's Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS®) tool to prepare coaching staff to reliably and accurately observe and collect data across diverse classroom settings. As part of this partnership, 120 coaches will be trained, who collectively support 4,000 teachers who work in high-need schools.
Teachstone's mission is to help every child reach their full potential by measuring and improving the interactions that matter most, with the vision of ensuring that everyone experiences life-changing teaching.
For over 30 years, TFA has worked to recruit and develop teachers and leaders across the country. TFA is committed to pursuing their goal that by 2030, twice as many children in communities where they work will reach key educational milestones indicating that they are on a path to economic mobility and a future filled with possibility.
By using CLASS, TFA will have a new, research based tool to help them as they work to improve outcomes for children and communities. CLASS allows educators to focus on, measure and improve the classroom interactions that have been proven to support children developing in literacy, math, and social-emotional learning. The tool works across diverse settings and populations and helps teachers be more intentional in how they interact with students, enabling them to build stronger relationships and respond appropriately to each student, closing gaps in learning outcomes.
TFA will use CLASS data as steering metrics to: (1) Support corps members in their instructional development and provide customized supports based on rigorous data, identify corps members who are struggling and need intensive supports or interventions, (2) drive continuous improvement of program, policy, and/or practices, and (3) inform strategic decisions at the local and national levels.
And, finally, as a result of this partnership, TFA will have year-over-year data from thousands of classrooms enrolling historically marginalized students across the country. This is an unprecedented amount of data that will be used to improve practice and inform the broader field.
"We are excited to expand our impact by partnering with Teach For America," said Bridget Hamre, CEO of Teachstone. "Our organizations share a commitment to ensuring that each and every child has a meaningful and equitable education. We are excited to learn alongside TFA as we seek to understand how to create meaningful change in children's daily classroom experiences at a very large scale."
"Teach For America's partnership with Teachstone puts us on a path to train our teachers to use rigorous data to improve the quality of interactions students are having in classrooms. " said Noemi Wierwille, Teach For America's Chief Learning Officer. "By making meaning of the data, identifying areas for improvement, and building the skills to continuously evolve their practice, our teachers can maximize student learning and development. With thousands of classrooms in our network using CLASS, we can contribute important insights to the field and ensure more educators can foster dynamic and inclusive learning environments, especially early in their careers."
Teachstone is a leader in the field of education from birth to 12th grade. Its CLASS tool measures and improves interactions between teachers and students, with the vision of ensuring that everyone experiences life-changing teaching.
About Teach For America
Teach For America is a national nonprofit organization that recruits and develops a diverse network of leaders committed to expanding educational opportunity. Its goal is that one day, all children in the United States will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education.
Businesswire | May 22, 2023
Boxlight Corporation a leading provider of interactive technology, digital signage, classroom audio, campus communication, and services announced that it has achieved the Education Services Partner Specialization in Google Cloud Partner Advantage. By earning the Partner Specialization, EOS Education has proven their capability and capacity in building customer solutions in the Education Services field using Google Cloud technology.
Partner Advantage is designed to provide Google Cloud customers with qualified partners that have demonstrated technical proficiency and proven success in specialized solution and service areas.
Partners who specialize in Education Services train educators on the use of Google technology in the classroom and lead schools through transformative change by providing guidance in vision, learning approach, culture, and community.
Since joining Google Cloud Partner Advantage in 2021, EOS Education has developed and facilitated thousands of professional development courses to support teachers and school staff on best practices for using Google platforms in the classroom efficiently and with confidence. Their dedication to providing dynamic interactive learning experiences has endeared them to districts and schools across the country.
“We rely on Google Cloud to streamline instruction for teachers. Our achievement of the Google Cloud Education Specialization recognizes our strategies to evaluate instructional priorities and provide relevant training on Google Workspace tools to meet the needs of all learners,” stated Christine Hall, Training and Development Specialist, EOS Education.
“Google training has become an essential component in modern education, empowering students and teachers with digital skills necessary to thrive in a technology driven world. EOS Education has recognized and embraced Google tools and techniques, providing high-quality training for clients to unlock new opportunities to learn, collaborate and innovate in their classrooms using the Google suite. Google is an important part of the education landscape and this investment into achieving this specialization was critical for Boxlight so our customers have the highest-quality Google training experience,” commented Karen Adams, Senior Vice President for Professional Services, EOS Education.
About Boxlight Corporation
Boxlight Corporation is a leading provider of interactive technology, digital signage, and campus audio, and services under its award-winning brands Mimio®, Clevertouch® Technologies, FrontRow, and EOS Education. The Company aims to improve engagement and communication in diverse business and education environments. Boxlight develops, sells, and services its integrated solution suite including interactive displays, digital signage, collaboration software, supporting accessories and professional services.
ONLINE EDUCATION news | February 28, 2023
On February 27, 2023, Anthology, an education solutions provider, announced that EC-Council University (ECCU) has selected its Blackboard Learn solution to support dynamic learning. Its learning management system (LMS) would help ECCU with learner-centric workflows.
With an advanced responsive interface, Blackboard Learn offers a uniform inclusive educational experience for students and pedagogical teaching practices for faculty members. The mobile-friendly system connects students with the classroom anywhere and at any time. It integrates with more than 200 tech partners for an optimal learning engagement platform. Its support would empower ECCU faculty members, staff and students for valuable insights and a data-informed education approach for the content and delivery of a learner-centric course.
Chief Academic Officer at ECCU, Dr. Venus Fisher said, "We required a learning management system that provides the flexibility needed to adapt to a rapidly evolving industry and the connectedness to foster collaboration and teamwork among our online students." She added, "With Blackboard Learn, we're empowered with the tools and the support we need to push the boundaries on how we deliver coursework and provide a world-class learning experience."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
Chairman and CEO of Anthology, Jim Milton said, "Cybersecurity professionals are a critical asset for companies across every industry, protecting businesses from new and evolving threats." He added, "Our team is proud to support such a vital industry and we look forward to helping EC-Council deliver unparalleled experiences through Anthology solutions."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
Founded in 2020, Anthology, a higher education services provider, offers dynamic, data-informed solutions for the education sector worldwide. Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, it connects educators and learners through advanced technological tools for better educational outcomes. It renders more than 60 SaaS products and services especially dedicated to advanced learning. Its products are Blackboard, Campus Labs, Campus Management, and iModules. Based on the experiences of former educators and education enthusiasts, it designs data-driven solutions to assist educators, learners and leaders with more informed and personalized support. Its products and solutions assist at every stage of the complete learning journey.