SAN FRANCISCO, June 7, 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 the winner of the 2013 Association of Educational Publishers' (AEP) Golden Lamp Award. As one of the industry's most prestigious and long-standing honors, the Golden Lamp Award recognizes the best-of-the-best in educational publishing. The Teachscape Effectiveness Platform, a comprehensive, integrated online system for educators, received the honor in the Professional Development category.
"We want to thank the Association of Educational Publishers for recognizing Teachscape with this honor and would like to also acknowledge our clients who have worked with us to make the Teachscape Effectiveness Platform what it is today," said Kathy Yates, chief executive officer of Teachscape. "The Golden Lamp Award validates our unique efforts to provide innovative and practical technology to increase teaching effectiveness and strengthen school leadership."
The Teachscape Effectiveness Platform provides districts 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.
After conducting a rigorous evaluation process, AEP judges believe the Teachscape Effectiveness Platform can broadly impact teaching in classrooms, schools, and districts. Judges praised the platform's teacher friendliness, wealth of information and streamlined time-saving approach for teachers and administrators and said it is, "a great comprehensive system that does everything it says it will."
In addition to winning the Golden Lamp Award, Teachscape was named a finalist in two AEP Distinguished Achievement Awards (DAAs), which honor the best in a range of product types and resources used by teachers, parents and students. Teachscape Learn, a video-rich professional learning system that helps teachers and administrators reflect on practice, collaborate with colleagues, and build relevant skills, was named a DAA finalist in the Professional Development category under Educational Leadership. Teachscape Reflect, a complete observation and evaluation management and reporting system that delivers actionable feedback to teachers and streamlines the evaluation process for administrators, was named a DAA finalist in the Professional Development category under Methodology.
Teachscape was formally recognized on June 4, 2013 at the Annual AEP Content in Context 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.