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Brian K. Fawkes
Teachscape Wins AEP Innovation Award for Its 360-Degree Video-Based Professional Development System
Teachscape Reflect recognized as groundbreaking way to accelerate the improvement of teaching
SAN FRANCISCO, June 30, 2011 –Teachscape Reflect has been named a winner of the 2011 Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) Innovation Award. In its inaugural year, this award is given to products chosen by judges that solve an educational problem in a groundbreaking manner. Developed by Teachscape, the leader in delivering web-based professional learning content, innovative technologies, and expert services to improve teaching practice, Teachscape Reflect combines panoramic video of classroom practice with software that allows educators to tag and comment on their instructional practices and share video with others.
During the judging process, judges nominated products that embodied educational innovation in product design or teaching and learning methods. After narrowing the field of products down to eleven finalists, AEP chose Teachscape Reflect as one of its two winners.
“Teachscape Reflect is a powerful tool that helps educators develop a common language around instructional strategies, reflect on their teaching, view video footage of best practice, and engage in discussions around teacher effectiveness,” said Kathy Yates, CEO of Teachscape. “Being selected as a winner for AEP Innovation Award recognizes the great impact that this technology can have on the professional learning process.”
Teachscape Reflect, the first solution to combine state-of-the-art 360-degree video capture hardware and online software, allows teachers to reflect on their teaching, share instructional practices, and receive timely coaching support. After panoramic classroom video is captured and uploaded, educators can review the footage, comment on their practices and share their videos with other teachers, coaches and principals.
Teachscape Reflect was also named as a finalist in the Technology Innovations category of the 2011 AEP Golden Lamp Awards. Deemed by the organization as the best-of-the-best products for education, the Golden Lamp Awards are the educational resource industry’s top honor, recognizing the best overall tools for teaching and learning. Golden Lamp finalists and winners are defined by their superior use of content, design and fulfillment of the product’s educational mission.
To learn more about Teachscape Reflect, visit www.teachscape.com/reflect.
About the AEP Awards
For more than four decades, the AEP Awards have honored outstanding resources for teaching and learning in all media and for any educational setting. Award winners meet the highest standards for quality, professional content for education and represent the most innovative learning solutions currently on the market. One of the largest and longest-running programs of its kind, the AEP Awards and its seal of excellence are widely recognized by educators, administrators, and parents as a mark of outstanding educational value. Find out more at www.AEPweb.org/awards.
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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