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Teachscape Reflect Recipient of EdNET’s Best “Shining Stars” Award for 2011

360-degree video-based professional development system recognized as “game changer” in the education marketplace

SAN FRANCISCO, June 21, 2011 –Teachscape Reflect has been voted as one of the top five “Shining Stars” in EdNET’s Best for 2011. The “Shining Stars” awards program recognizes products and services that are potential “game changers” in the education field as selected by the EdNET community at large and the EdNET’s Best panelists. This next generation in professional development was developed by Teachscape, the leader in delivering web-based professional learning content, innovative technologies, and expert services to improve teaching practice.

“As a 2011 ‘Shining Star’ recipient, Teachscape Reflect is one of the superstars of the education marketplace,” said Dr. Nelson Heller, president of EdNET, MDR. “Being listed among the EdNET’s Best top five puts Teachscape on the shortlist of exemplary offerings in the education industry.”

Teachscape Reflect was selected from a large pool of competitive products and services to win a coveted spot on the EdNET’s Best list. It combines state-of-the-art 360-degree video capture hardware and online software that enables teachers to reflect on their teaching, share examples of instructional practice, and receive timely coaching support. After panoramic classroom video is captured and uploaded, educators can review the footage, tag sections of video with comments on their practices and share their videos with other teachers, coaches and principals.

“Teachscape Reflect transforms the way observations of teaching practice can be used as an objective, collaborative approach to professional development that improves teacher effectiveness,” said Kathy Yates, CEO of Teachscape. “Teachers no longer have to feel isolated in their own individual classrooms. Teachscape Reflect allows any teacher to select and share her own most important examples of teaching practice with trusted colleagues. The positive and enthusiastic response we’ve received from the educational community as a whole about Teachscape Reflect is testament to the beneficial impact this product can have on the professional learning process.”

About EdNET
EdNET, the education business network, brings recognized industry experts, education business executives, and school leaders together to share insight, explore trends, find opportunities, and build partnerships. The EdNET offerings include EdNET Insight, the decision support service; the EdNET Conference, the “must-attend” education event for leaders in the education market; and the EdNET News Alert, the free weekly e-newsletter, all owned and operated by MDR.

About MDR
For more than 40 years, MDR has been the market’s first choice for marketing information and services for the K-12, higher education, library, early childhood, and related education markets. Powered by the most complete, current, and accurate education databases available in the industry, MDR provides email contacts and deployment, direct mail lists, sales contact and lead solutions, along with social media marketing services and the EdNET community. For more information, call 800.333.8802 or visit http://www.schooldata.com.

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 the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Stanford University, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and Charlotte Danielson 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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