French River Education Center
The French River Education Center (FREC) is a private, non-profit education, training, and support agency serving school districts in Worcester County, Massachusetts. As part of their commitment to support member districts, FREC has provided the TeachPoint Educator Evaluation Solution to 25 member districts since 2012. Nearly 5,000 educators across those districts currently use TeachPoint. In 2017, FREC also added the TeachPoint Professional Development Tracking Solution for its members.
Making a Big Impact
TeachPoint has had a significantly positive impact on teaching and learning in the districts FREC serves. Notably, both principals and teachers have been able to better organize their work related to evaluations and professional development by more easily keeping track of observations and managing professional development offered within the school. Teachers find that TeachPoint helps them chart their regular progress, keep track of their forms, upload their data, and work toward a positive evaluation at the end of the year, all within one online system.
“I think using the online forms in TeachPoint allowed us to have a common language and common understanding of what good teaching was. We were able to use material from the rubric and the observation tool to really hone our work together,” shared Ricci Hall, Executive Director, speaking on his experience using TeachPoint as a principal.
Watch the video below to see what else Ricci Hall says about how TeachPoint is helping the districts FREC serves.