Classroom Walkthrough Suite – The Teachscape Classroom Walkthrough Suite provides tools for analyzing the actual instructional strategies that teachers use within the classroom to enable them to understand how their strategies measure up against research and to evaluate the impact they are having on different groups of students within their classroom. Methods for conducting Walkthroughs are provided, along with indicators or “look fors” for assessing instruction and engagement.
Professional Learning Suite – The Teachscape Professional Learning Suite is a site that hosts a collection of more than 100 online professional learning modules designed to showcase research-based classroom practice for teachers and instructional leaders. With the Custom Publishing Tool, more than 10,000 professional learning artifacts can be re-assembled, customized, localized, and republished in unique ways to create differentiated professional development for coaching and instructional improvement.
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Teachscape XL is a platform and set of tools designed to help districts strategically define what educators should teach and when they should teach it. As a result, this technology allows schools and districts to trace student success in particular curriculum areas to specific instructional strategies, and map interventions that support continued student growth. In addition, the program’s ability to determine which professional development activities result in improved student outcomes supports teacher growth and effectiveness.
“These new comprehensive, media rich, information resources will empower districts to pull their staff together to work collaboratively towards school improvement and student success,” said Atkinson.
Availability and Training
Teachscape XL in its new format is available now. To assist district leaders, Teachscape will provide a four-day strategic planning session during which districts begin the process of assessing their alignment needs of curriculum, instruction, and assessment with professional learning. For a complete catalog of the content offerings available, visit www.teachscape.com.
Teachscape is a technology-enabled instructional effectiveness company that provides research-based, data-driven, and outcomes-oriented professional learning for educators throughout a school system. As a strong proponent of the National Staff Development Council’s standards, Teachscape’s mission is to improve the quality of teaching and instructional leadership through data systems, professional learning, and services that support effective practice. Teachscape has partnered with respected institutions including Stanford University, McREL, the Concord Consortium, the University of Texas and others to shape its approach to professional learning. For more information, visit Teachscape at http://www.teachscape.com
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