SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Teaching Channel named Mr. Guy Harrington as President of the professional learning provider for educators. Mr. Harrington has an extensive career in leadership in education and comes to Teaching Channel from Hoot Education, a provider of professional development solutions, where he served as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Harrington also held executive leadership positions at several education technology companies including Pearson, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Cambium Learning, where he worked with school districts, state departments of education, and universities across the United States. Earlier in his career, he served as school principal and special education teacher.
Teaching Channel (Tch) serves more than 1.1 million teachers with access to the Tch library of more than 1,350 professional learning videos that showcase best practices in instruction, curriculum, classroom management, assessment, Equity in Education, ELL, and Special Education. Tch was recently acquired by Learners Edge, a provider of more than 120 credit-bearing continuing education and professional development courses for preK-12 educators. Learners Edge also recently acquired iTeach, a nationally accredited educator preparation program. With these three companies combined, teachers benefit from solutions that support them throughout their careers.
"We are delighted to welcome Guy Harrington as President of Teaching Channel," said Eric Cohen, CEO of Learners Edge. "With his deep knowledge of education and professional learning, Guy is uniquely positioned to lead Teaching Channel in providing the most current and relevant solutions to address local, state, and national trends in education."
Teaching Channel gives teachers the tools and resources to develop their own path towards teacher effectiveness. With Teaching Channel Plus (Tch Plus), an online video observation platform, teachers have access to the Tch video library and can upload their own classroom videos. Used in schools and districts across the country, Tch Plus allows teachers to personally direct their own self-evaluation and ongoing learning; building their confidence in classroom instruction and boosting their joy of teaching and learning.
"I am extremely honored to join Teaching Channel to lead the team in offering high-quality products that serve to strengthen the teaching practices of our dedicated teachers, mentors, and coaches," said Mr. Harrington. "Teaching Channel has a talented and passionate team of developers, trainers, and support staff who strive every day to bring essential support materials to teachers in the classroom. We will continue to grow the Tch Plus video observation platform and build new products and service offerings to give teachers more useful, individualized professional learning strategies for growth and improvement."
Teaching Channel, one of the leading brands in education, has over one million registered users and is known nationally for its more than 1,350 best-in-class videos of teachers in action. Teaching Channel Plus, an online K-12 professional development platform, is used by school districts nationwide. Teaching Channel's mission is to support teacher professional development to drive better student outcomes. www.teachingchannel.org