Go TeachPoint Customer Newsletter September 2018

 

Welcome to Go TeachPoint!

Welcome to our first edition of the Go TeachPoint quarterly newsletter. Our customers have asked for more communication about new features and other TeachPoint news, and we hope you’ll find this information valuable. We encourage you to share these updates with other TeachPoint users in your school or district, including your Principals and Evaluators.

Product Updates

These Features were Recently Added to TeachPoint

PD Tracking Solution
License Tracking

  • Allows educators to apply credit for a PD event to meet unique state requirements. For example, you can now duplicate credit assignment over multiple licenses and categories or split credit to multiple licenses or multiple categories within a license.
  • Allows teachers to monitor their own progress toward license recertification credit requirements.
  • Provides administrators with detailed reports to monitor progress across their district, and evaluators can generate a report for their direct reports.
  • System administrators can turn on the ability for users to carry over PD credits to a new license once they have fulfilled the requirements for their current license.
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Budget Tracking

  • Helps district leaders at the central office, school, or departmental level keep a record of aggregated spending for external PD activities for any group.
  • Helps individuals track their out-of-district PD to budgets for travel, graduate credit, etc.
  • Learn More

Other PD Tracking Updates

  • Advanced Scheduling allows you to schedule recurring events and multiple sessions for a single event.
  • eSignIn allows attendees to electronically sign in at PD events, eliminating the need for printed attendee lists.
  • Feedback Forms now allow attendees to attach “evidence of implementation” documents to support competency-based PD.
  • Individual User Requests (to attend a conference, take graduate credit, etc.) now enable the PD Administrator to give approval to attend the event and then to assign or not assign credit for the event after reviewing uploaded documentation (i.e. certificate of attendance or course grade transcript).

Educator Evaluation Solution

  • Google SSO can now be implemented using SAML 2.0.
  • School or District logos can now be added to your TeachPoint interface.
  • Plans now enable you to schedule an Event, such as a Goal Discussion Meeting, as part of the evaluation cycle and track completion in the Evaluation Plan.
  • Evaluator Dashboard now includes a Relationship View filter to filter users by: I am the Primary Evaluator or I am the Secondary Evaluator.
  • Video Scripting feature allows users to incorporate video observation into any form or component of their evaluation process.

Not yet using both our Educator Evaluation Solution and the integrated PD Tracking Solution? Learn more by contacting us at info@goteachpoint.com or 866.202.9455. 

New Integration with SafeSchools Training

Streamline PD Tracking for All Staff

If your school or district also uses SafeSchools Training for your online safety and compliance training and management, you can easily integrate your SafeSchools Training with the TeachPoint PD Tracking Solution. Here’s how this new integration will help you streamline PD tracking for all staff:

  • Single Sign-On
  • Access Hundreds of Online Courses
  • View SafeSchools Training Assignments in TeachPoint
  • Manage PD Transcripts in One Location

Customer Showcase

David Douglas School District, OR

David Douglas School District serves over 10,000 PK-12 students in 14 schools. The district switched from their existing online evaluation system to the TeachPoint Educator Evaluation Solution for the 2016-17 school year.

Administrators and evaluators at David Douglas School District are using TeachPoint to perform more impactful classroom observations, while fostering greater collaboration between teachers and evaluators. The district’s licensed professionals have found that the TeachPoint Educator Evaluation Solution helps to keep them on track and maintain communication with their administrators throughout the entire evaluation process. The district is leveraging the extensive reporting features offered by TeachPoint and is utilizing the data to make adjustments at the classroom, school, and district levels to improve educator effectiveness.

What’s Next for David Douglas?
The district will be expanding its implementation to their 700 classified staff for the current school year. Because of the customizable nature of the TeachPoint solution, they will be able to easily add the evaluation forms and workflows to support the evaluation process for this additional group of staff.

Welcome New Customers

These Schools and Districts Have Recently Joined the TeachPoint Family

  • American High School
  • Avon Grove Charter School
  • Axtell Community School
  • Betty Shabazz Academy
  • Boston Public Schools
  • Brentwood Academy
  • Burlington Public Schools
  • Champlain Valley School District
  • Diocese of Manchester
  • El-Abbadi Charter Academy
  • Fall River Public Schools
  • Founders Academy Charter School
  • Fridley Public Schools
  • Hampstead School District
  • Jeddah International School
  • Jefferson C-123
  • Johnson County Schools
  • Kai’s Justice Childcare Center
  • Kaleidoscope Charter School
  • Las Cruces Public Schools
  • Lebanon Community Schools
  • Long Valley Charter School
  • Lourie Center Head Start
  • Manassas Park City Schools
  • MasteryPrep
  • Miftaahul Uloom Academy
  • Monroe County Schools
  • NC School for the Deaf
  • Oglesby School District 125
  • Orange County Academy of Science and Arts
  • Pelham School District (SAU #28)
  • School Union #93
  • SEV American School
  • Springfield Public Schools
  • Springs Charter Schools
  • Success Academy
  • Visions in Education Charter School
  • West Chester Friends School

 

Cool Tool Awards Finalist

TeachPoint Solutions Recognized as Finalists for EdTech Digest Awards

Our Educator Evaluation Solution was named a finalist in the Cool Tool Award Administrative Solution category, and the TeachPoint Professional Development Tracking Solution was named a finalist in the Cool Tool Award Professional Development Learning Solution category.

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