Product Updates and Evaluation and Professional Development Insights

Using an Online Classroom Observation Tool to Collect Evidence

November 2, 2016

How are you recording and collecting qualitative and/or quantitative evidence during your formal and informal classroom observations/walkthroughs? How are you sharing this feedback with your teachers and encouraging reflection to foster professional growth? Recently there has been an increased focus on formative evaluations to improve educator effectiveness.

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Success Story: Choice Schools Create Impactful Learning Environment through Streamlined Staff Evaluations

October 3, 2016

Choice Schools Associates (CSA) is a full-service charter school management company headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan. As the management company for 12 charter schools throughout the state, CSA provides a full range of customized, hands-on services specific to school operations in areas such as human resources, accounting, payroll, marketing, teacher training and more. Working directly with the Board of every school to serve their particular goals and objectives, CSA’s overarching mission is to empower every child with the knowledge, skills, character, and work ethic to achieve their American dream.

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Press Release: David Douglas School District Relies on TeachPoint to Ensure the Best in Teacher Performance

July 26, 2016

TeachPoint, offering the industry’s most intuitive educator evaluation platform, today announced David Douglas School District has selected the TeachPoint platform for their online Educator Effectiveness tool, to foster an evaluation environment that is user-friendly, collaborative and results in higher teacher efficacy levels. With over 10,700 students and 931 teachers, David Douglas School District is committed to excellence in education and TeachPoint is playing a role in making that happen.

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New Features Announced at M.A.S.S. Executive Institute

July 13, 2016

Attendees at the 22nd Annual M.A.S.S. (Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents) Executive Institute on July 13-14 are learning more about the major new features TeachPoint released this past year and enjoying a sneak preview of upcoming features.

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When is the Right Time to Implement an Online Teacher Evaluation Tool?

July 6, 2016

With many initiatives already in place at schools and districts for the 2016-17 school year, when is the right time to implement an online teacher evaluation tool? Are there best practice options that I could explore to move away from Word/Google Docs and transition to a more streamlined online evaluation system through a phased approach? Are there benefits to gain in doing so?

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Over 1M Forms Created in TeachPoint’s Online Teacher Evaluation Tool

February 29, 2016

Recently TeachPoint’s online teacher Evaluation Tool surpassed 1M educator evaluation forms created through its online platform. Educators in over 2,100 schools are using the forms-based tool to do self-assessments, create professional practice and student learning goal plans, conduct formal and informal classroom observations, and complete summative evaluations.

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Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): Impact on Teacher Evaluations

December 18, 2015

President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) on December 10 which reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965. The overall reaction to the new ESSA law has been favorable. How will ESSA impact teacher evaluations?

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Press Release: TeachPoint Named a “Readers’ Choice Top Product” by District Administration for Second Year in a Row

December 1, 2015

TeachPoint, provider of the industry’s most intuitive online educator management system, with its innovative educator and staff evaluation tool, today announced it has been recognized for the second consecutive year as a District Administration magazine “Readers’ Choice Top Product” for 2015.

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Explore Your Online Teacher Evaluation Platform For Ease Of Use

November 24, 2015

Is your online teacher evaluation software easy to use? How much training will we need to train our educators and staff? These are two questions that most decision-makers ask us as they are migrating from a paper-based or Google Docs solution to an online evaluation solution. While every sales rep from every vendor will say their software is easy to use, how will you be assured that the solution you pick is indeed intuitive and will require minimal training for your staff?

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Using Dashboards and Reports To Manage Your Teacher Evaluation System

October 20, 2015

As you evaluate online platforms for your school or district, here are insights from users on what they were looking to have available via dashboard(s) or reports as they moved from a paper-based/Google docs system to an online evaluation system.

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