SAN FRANCISCO, May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Catapult Learning, the nation's leading educational services company, and Teachscape, the leader in delivering Web-based professional learning content, innovative technologies, and expert services, announced today an agreement to provide educators and teachers in non-public schools access to powerful professional development software and resources.
This new agreement enables Catapult Learning to offer Teachscape's observation and evaluation system to its non-public school customers. The Teachscape observation and evaluation system consists of tools and software including:
- Teachscape Walk – a mobile application for conducting quick classroom walkthroughs for formative assessment and instructional planning purposes
- Teachscape Reflect Live – a tablet-based observation management and reporting tool that combines observation scheduling, live observation, document/artifact management and reporting
- Teachscape Reflect Video – a platform for storing and sharing videos from any source that includes commenting and scoring tools to support self-reflection, PLCs, and teaching observation. Camera kits are also offered by Teachscape.
In addition, the Teachscape Professional Learning Suite is available through Catapult Learning to support the observation and evaluation data with research-based multimedia content libraries that help teachers and instructional leaders deepen their understanding of academic content and develop effective strategies for improving teaching and learning.
"This partnership provides teachers and instructional leaders in non-public schools access to tools and technology to help improve teacher effectiveness," said Kathy Yates, Teachscape's CEO. "The combination of offerings provides a win-win situation for both companies, and more importantly, benefits the non-public school educators for professional development and learning."
"Teachscape is the leader in providing online tools and resources to teachers and principals. Its innovative classroom observation tools will be very valuable to our non-public school partners and a great complement as they continue to meet the needs of their students and teachers," said Stuart Udell, Catapult Learning CEO.
About Catapult Learning
For more than three decades, Catapult Learning has partnered with schools and organizations nationwide to provide the very best in instructional services, professional development, and specialized services. Today, Catapult's network of 3,800 teachers and educational service providers deliver instructional and educational support programs in 1,500 schools throughout the country. For more information on Catapult Learning, go to http://www.catapultlearning.com.
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.