Customizable Suite of Professional Development Resources for Teachers and Principals Honored as Best Professional Learning Solution for Education

NEW YORK – May 15, 2013 — Pearson Teacher Compass Suite is the winner of the 2013 Software & Information Industry Association CODiE Award for Best Professional Learning Solution for Education. A complete, customizable observation and coaching system, Pearson Teacher Compass Suite provides online, on-demand professional development for teachers and principals nationwide. The 2013 CODiE Award joins a growing list of honors and accolades for the program that includes the 2013 Award of Excellence from “Tech & Learning” magazine.

Established in 1986, the CODiE Awards honor outstanding achievement across the software, digital information and education technology industries. This year, nominated ed-tech products underwent an intensive review by educator judges from around the nation, and the finalists were selected by SIIA members.

“We developed Pearson Teacher Compass Suite to leverage the power of technology to personalize professional learning for educators at all levels,” said Alison Wagner, who heads up Pearson’s School Achievement Services, a team dedicated to providing high quality professional development to educators. “We are honored to have our online professional development system recognized in the highly competitive SIIA CODiE Awards.”

Comprised of Teacher Compass PD, Teacher Compass Observe and Principal Compass, Pearson Teacher Compass Suite helps school leaders and teachers work together to implement an equitable educator evaluation and improvement system. Teacher Compass PD is a web-based, on-demand professional development platform that engages teachers in ongoing training, reflection, and collaboration. Combined with Teacher Compass Observe — Pearson’s teacher observation and evaluation platform —Teacher Compass PD creates individualized professional development plans for every teacher based on observation data. These professional growth plans are then connected to suggested professional development opportunities, including an easily-accessible online library of relevant training content and videos.

Developed in collaboration with ASCD and the Marzano Research Laboratory, Principal Compass is an online, comprehensive leadership program and the only integrated and scalable online professional development tool aligned with Dr. Robert Marzano’s framework for principal growth and development. This leadership competency building system, includes self-paced online modules, on-site coaching and team professional development, access to more than 3,000 classroom and practitioner videos, self-assessment data that is benchmarked against competencies for effective school leadership, progress monitoring, and recommendations for additional resources.

Pearson Teacher Compass Suite was one of three Pearson products honored with prestigious 2013 CODiE Awards. GlobalEnglish Suite™, a cloud-based Business English development and support solution for global companies received the CODiE for Best Corporate Learning/Workforce Development Solution; and OpenClass, a dynamic open learning environment, was named the Best Postsecondary Course or Learning Management Solution.

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