Teachscape's Observation and Professional Learning Technologies Named as Finalists in the 2012 AEP Awards

Teachscape Reflect Live and Professional Learning Suite recognized as outstanding resources for teaching and learning

SAN FRANCISCO, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teachscape, the leader in delivering online professional learning content, innovative tools, and expert services to improve teaching practice, was recently recognized in two professional development categories in this year's Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) Awards. Teachscape Reflect Live and the Teachscape Professional Learning Suite were named as finalists in the Golden Lamp Awards and Distinguished Achievement Awards (DAAs), respectively.

"For more than four decades the AEP Awards have been seen as one of the most distinguished awards programs for educational products that promote teaching and learning," said Kathy Yates, chief executive officer of Teachscape. "To be recognized in these two categories is a distinct honor, and reinforces our commitment to create powerful, differentiated resources to help all educators maximize their effectiveness."

Deemed by the AEP as the best-of-the-best products for education, the Golden Lamp Awards are the educational resource industry's top honor, recognizing the best overall tools for teaching and learning. Teachscape Reflect Live, a tablet-based observation management and reporting tool, was recognized by this award under the professional development category for its ability to allow classroom observers to move from traditional paper forms to a technology-enabled process. The tool combines observation scheduling, live observation, document/artifact management, and reporting.

The DAAs honor the best in a range of product types and resources used by teachers, parents and students. Teachscape's Professional Learning Suite, developed in partnership with leading educational organizations and subject-matter experts, was recognized as a finalist in the professional development category under subject area of this award. The Professional Learning Suite includes videos of authentic classroom practice, interactive exercises, interviews of teachers and administrators, and expert commentary. The Suite is comprised of eight online content libraries organized into more than 40 topics. The topics include more than 120 modules that contain 2,500 videos and more than 10,000 learning resources.

This year's award winners will be formally announced this June at the Annual AEP Conference in Washington, D.C.

To learn more about the AEP Awards, visit http://www.aepweb.org/aep-awards/aep-awards.html. To learn more about Teachscape Reflect Live and Teachscape's Professional Learning Suite, visit www.teachscape.com.

About the AEP Awards
For more than four decades, the AEP Awards have honored outstanding resources for teaching and learning in all media and for any educational setting. Award winners meet the highest standards for quality, professional content for education and represent the most innovative learning solutions currently on the market. One of the largest and longest-running programs of its kind, the AEP Awards and its seal of excellence are widely recognized by educators, administrators, and parents as a mark of outstanding educational value. Find out more at http://www.aepweb.org/.

About Teachscape
Teachscape uniquely combines innovative technology, engaging content and expert services to develop great teachers. From its Classroom Walkthrough technology, to its powerful web-based content delivery platform, to its online masters programs, 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 teachers and instructional leaders to produce gains in student achievement. Teachscape's partners include Charlotte Danielson, ETS, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Stanford University, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and Kogeto 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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