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Press Release: Teachscape Effectiveness Platform Named a Winner of ComputEd Gazette’s 2014 BESSIE Awards

Platform recognized in Teacher Tools category under District-wide Professional Development Website

SAN FRANCISCO, April 24, 2014 – The Teachscape Effectiveness Platform was named a winner of ComputED Gazette’s 2014 Best Educational Software Awards (BESSIE Awards), which targets innovative and content-rich programs and websites that provide parents and teachers with the technology to foster educational excellence. The platform was recognized in the Teacher Tools category under District-wide Professional Development Website.

“The Teachscape Effectiveness Platform helps educators succeed by providing a complete solution for improving teaching practices and outcomes,” said Aaron Dodds, vice president of product management at Teachscape. “We are honored to be recognized by the BESSIE Awards for the impact our technology has on the ongoing professional learning process.”

Developed in partnership with educators and experts, the integrated online Teachscape Effectiveness Platform provides districts and states with tools for professional learning, classroom observation and evaluation, and talent management and supports the development of effective teaching practices throughout an educator’s career. The platform integrates multiple sources of educator data to deliver a complete picture of educator effectiveness and to provide actionable insights to improve teaching effectiveness and student outcomes.

“From new teacher preparedness to Common Core Standards implementation, the Teachscape Effectiveness Platform is an all-purpose professional development tool,” said the BESSIE Awards committee.

The platform was also recently recognized as a Tech & Learning 2013 Awards of Excellence winner and 2014 SIIA CODiE Awards and 2014 EdTech Digest Awards finalist.

To learn more about the BESSIE Awards, visit http://computedgazette.com/page3.html. To learn more about Teachscape, visit www.teachscape.com.

About Teachscape
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, including Charlotte Danielson, ETS, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Stanford University, and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, have helped to 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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