Teachscape's Professional Learning Suite Wins ComputED Gazette's 16th Annual EDDIE Awards

Dec 13, 2011, 10:09 ET from Teachscape

Online learning resource library recognized for providing innovative and effective professional development to teachers and instructional leaders

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teachscape, the leader in delivering web-based professional learning content, innovative technologies, and expert services to improve teaching practice, is honored to have its Professional Learning Suite named the Professional Development Website winner of ComputED Gazette's 16th Annual Education Software Review Awards (EDDIE Awards) in the Teacher Tools category. The online Professional Learning Suite helps teachers and instructional leaders deepen their understanding of academic content and strengthen effective teaching strategies.

The EDDIE Awards target innovative and content-rich programs and websites that augment the classroom curriculum and improve teacher productivity, while providing technology to foster educational excellence. With winners selected worldwide, judging criteria is based on academic content, potential for broad classroom use, technical merit, manageability, and approach in addressing subject matter.

"Our Professional Learning Suite provides educators with a powerful, on-demand development experience and we are honored by the recognition from the EDDIE Awards," said Maryann Marrapodi, chief learning officer of Teachscape.  "With content aligned to the Common Core State Standards, this extensive set of research-based multimedia resources helps educators deepen their content knowledge, improve instructional strategies, and effectively transition their instruction to meet the new Common Core assessment protocols."

Developed in partnership with leading educational organizations and subject-matter experts, Teachscape's 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.

"The Teachscape Professional Learning Suite provides our professional learning groups with access to the best early childhood online resources," said Mary Anderson, teacher on special assignment for pre-K and related early childhood activities at Escambia County Schools and user of the Teachscape Professional Learning Suite's Early Childhood content library. "The videos are an excellent go-to resource for both experienced and beginning teachers to view examples of effective early childhood teaching practices."

Teachscape consistently adds and updates content in the Professional Learning Suite in order to ensure educators are exposed to the latest practices and current effective teaching and learning strategies – with the most recent enhancements being made to the Data-Driven Instruction, Mathematics, and Early Childhood content libraries. To learn more about to complete offerings available in Teachscape's Professional Learning Suite, visit http://www.teachscape.com/products/professional-learning-suite.

To learn more about the EDDIE 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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