Teacher activation in myTeachstone is a critical first step in getting the most of out the system. There are many creative ways to encourage initial teacher login; however, I want to dig into one particular strategy that I’ve seen programs use to achieve 100% activation in myTeachstone: The Stand-By List. Here’s how it works.
Stand-by lists function the same way a sign up process works for any other event with limited space. This strategy works well for programs that have purchased a limited number of myTeachstone seats for teachers. If executed well, this strategy creates a feeling of pride and exclusivity for teachers that “get into” the myTeachstsone program—they truly feel like they have been selected to become a myTeachstone teacher! And if you’re someone that manages your professional development budget, you can feel good knowing that teachers are making use of your program’s investment in myTeachstone.
Part 1: Facilitate Initial Teacher Activation
Part 2: Manage Deadlines and Motivate Teacher Usage
How do you get teachers active in myTeachstone? Have you tried something to encourage your users to login that worked? Find out how Mini University got their teachers excited during their myTeachstone implementation. Watch the Ask Me Anything: Jump Start Your School Year with myTeachstone recording today!
I lived in rural Japan for three years. While there, I became very accustomed to ordering the same types of entrees at restaurants due to my limited ability to read menus and my unwillingness to eat foods outside my comfort zone. So imagine how overwhelmed I felt when I returned to the States and had to decide on one entree amid pages and pages and pages of delicious options. It took a few weeks to learn how to navigate my way through these endless options without wanting to close my eyes and blindly point while ordering my meals.
If you've ever been through a CLASS Observation training, you are probably familiar with the graphic below. Research tells us that improving teacher-child interactions is a process that includes many pieces.
The first step is to identify a teacher’s strengths and opportunities for growth, which can be done through a CLASS observation. Once you have this data, you can share it with teachers through a formal report, a face-to-face conference, or a feedback session. You’re off to a great start, but now what?