SAN FRANCISCO, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teachscape, the leader in delivering Web-based professional learning content, innovative classroom observation and evaluation technologies, and expert services to improve teaching practice, was named a finalist in three professional development categories in the 2013 Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) Awards. The Teachscape Effectiveness Platform was named a finalist in the Golden Lamp Awards, the category deemed as the best-of-the-best in educational publishing. In addition, Teachscape Learn and Teachscape Reflect were named finalists in the Distinguished Achievement Awards (DAAs).
"The AEP Awards program is one of the most renowned and long-standing in the education industry," said Inna Fedoseyeva, vice president of product management at Teachscape. "Being recognized in three professional development categories is a great honor and reinforces the impact of our technologies in strengthening teacher effectiveness and ultimately student outcomes."
The Golden Lamp Awards are one of the educational publishing industry's most prestigious honors. The integrated online Teachscape Effectiveness Platform provides district and states with tools for classroom observation and evaluation, professional learning, and talent management and supports the development of effective teaching practices throughout an educator's career. The platform is comprised of the Teachscape Focus, Teachscape Reflect, Teachscape Learn and Teachscape Advance systems.
The DAAs honor the best in a range of product types and resources used by teachers, parents and students. Teachscape Learn was recognized as a finalist in this award for the professional development category under educational leadership. Teachscape Learn is a video-rich professional learning system that helps teachers and administrators reflect on practice, collaborate with colleagues, and build relevant skills. It includes a research-based PreK-12 course library, online learning communities, video capture and sharing tools, and personalized learning plans.
Teachscape Reflect was named a DAA finalist in the professional development category under methodology. Teachscape Reflect is a complete observation and evaluation management and reporting system that delivers actionable feedback to teachers and streamlines the evaluation process for administrators. It combines walkthrough data, lesson observations, and video-based observation data with measures of student learning, surveys, and artifacts for a holistic view of teaching effectiveness.
This year's award winners will be formally announced on June 4, 2013 at the Annual AEP Conference in Washington, DC.
To learn more about the AEP Awards, visit http://aepweb.org/aepweb/index.php/awards/aep-awards.html. To learn more about Teachscape, visit www.teachscape.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.