Sandy, Utah — May 4, 2017 — Most K-12 teachers work alone in their classrooms, so they rarely have the time or the opportunity to see others teach. Videos can improve teacher effectiveness — and student success — by exposing educators to methods they may not have tried or even imagined in their own teaching. To make it easy for teachers to watch, share, and learn new techniques to help every student grow, Performance Matters has partnered with Teaching Channel. Through this exclusive partnership, Teaching Channel’s award-winning library of exemplary teaching videos are now seamlessly integrated into the Performance Matters Platform.
Within the Performance Matters Educator Growth and Student Growth solutions, teachers now have anytime, anywhere access to Teaching Channel’s collection of more than 1,000 videos. The online library of inspiring, curated, and effective teaching practices is indexed for easy retrieval and can be searched by Common Core State Standard, grade level, subject, topic or teaching strategy.
“Teachers rank Teaching Channel as the number-one most trusted professional learning provider. Through this partnership, we’re making it even easier for educators to find and access the highest quality professional learning content at the moment they need it, from one central location in a programmatic approach, so they can boost their professional growth and their students’ success,” said Performance Matters CEO Adam Klaber.
According to Chief Product Officer, Jeanette Haren, using data from teacher evaluations, observations, and student assessments, the Performance Matters Platform can directly offer teachers embedded relevant Teaching Channel videos, saving time for teachers and administrators alike. “School and district leaders can share specific videos or playlists of content to their staff to improve their practice in particular focus areas,” she said. “Districts can build their own professional learning communities or micro-credentialing programs within Performance Matters using Teaching Channel content.“
“The Teaching Channel community is all about getting better together, through the use of video and tools designed for teachers. We’re excited to take this to the next level by joining forces with Performance Matters,” said Teaching Channel CEO George Lichter. “With Performance Matters’ personalized professional growth solutions, student assessment solutions, and actionable analytics, districts and schools can identify teachers’ and students’ needs, and then immediately address those needs using Teaching Channel’s best-in-class video library. This will not only make teacher training more targeted and effective, but will ultimately help schools increase the return on learning investment.”
About Teaching Channel
Teaching Channel is a digital content and collaboration platform for delivering scalable teacher professional development nationwide. Its mission is to help teachers grow to improve outcomes for all students, and 1 million education leaders already use the award-winning website, best-in-class video library of teacher practice, and professional development platform to improve both teacher development and student outcomes. Visit www.teachingchannel.org to learn more.
About Performance Matters
Performance Matters accelerates student success by combining powerful student and educator growth solutions with real-time analytics. The Performance Matters Platform includes tools for student assessment development and delivery, as well as educator professional learning management, performance evaluation, and observer calibration. Together these solutions — leveraged with a real-time analytics engine — provide specific, actionable insights that boost student performance and build educator capacity. Performance Matters was formed through the integration of two best-in-class education solution providers: True North Logic, the leader in educator professional growth tools, and Performance Matters, an authority in student assessment and data analytics. For information, visit www.performancematters.com.
Leslie Eicher, APR, Eicher Communications Inc.