Teachscape Wins Three 2012 BESSIE Awards

Apr 19, 2012, 11:30 ET from Teachscape

Teachscape Reflect Live, Reflect Video and Framework for Teaching Proficiency System recognized for fostering educational excellence

SAN FRANCISCO, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teachscape, the leader in delivering online professional learning content, innovative tools, and expert services to improve teaching practice, was recently awarded three 2012 Best Educational Software Awards (BESSIE Awards) from The ComputED Gazette. The awards program, now in its eighteenth year, recognized Teachscape Reflect Live in the Professional Development Website category; Teachscape Reflect Video in the Online Productivity Tool category; and the Framework for Teaching Proficiency System in the Observer Training Website category.

"Improving teacher effectiveness is at the core of our work," said Kathy Yates, chief executive officer of Teachscape. "The recognition from the BESSIE Awards is a great honor for a couple of reasons. One, it recognizes the hard work and commitment of our partners, Charlotte Danielson and ETS, as well as Teachscape employees. Secondly, it reinforces the positive impact that our professional learning, observation and evaluation technologies have in helping all educators maximize their effectiveness."

Teachscape Reflect Live is a tablet-based observation management and reporting tool that allows observers to move from traditional paper forms to a technology-enabled process. The tool combines observation scheduling, live observation, document/artifact management, and reporting.

Teachscape Reflect Video is an online software platform for storing and sharing videos from any source that includes commenting and scoring tools to support self-reflection, PLCs, and teaching observation.

The Framework for Teaching Proficiency System, developed by Teachscape in collaboration with Charlotte Danielson and Educational Testing Service (ETS) and born out of the Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project, is a complete research-based online solution for training and testing observers to accurately and reliably assess teaching practice.  

The BESSIE Awards target innovative and content-rich programs and websites that provide parents and teachers with the technology to foster educational excellence. To learn more about the 2012 BESSIE Awards, visit http://computedgazette.com/page3.html.

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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