At Teachstone, our driving vision is to ensure every child experiences life-changing teaching. This mission is why we’re making a commitment to restabilize and improve education for every child, and every educator. And, we know that bringing this commitment to life requires providing education leaders with the support they need to not only face the current challenges, but that will propel towards the future of quality and equity.
The last 14 months have been different than most of us could have ever imagined, and even more difficult. The COVID-19 pandemic alongside racial inequities and injustice have brought unimaginable loss, pain, and have further exacerbated the challenges educators have long faced.
Leaders, educators, and families are working together to find ways to overcome:
We know these challenges can be overwhelming. And, it’s why we’re sharing in our newest eBook we’re exploring these concerns, sharing leaders’ perspectives, and strategies to build on the opportunities ahead.
Within these challenges, however, lie opportunities. Opportunities to reimagine our future, to create equitable classroom experiences, and to ensure that every child gets to experience life-changing teaching.
As you explore the eBook, we encourage you to continue to reflect on these challenges, the opportunities that lie ahead and join us in crafting the future of education, for every child and every educator.
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We are invested in making myTeachstone your one-stop-shop for continuous quality improvement (CQI). Most recently, we’ve made enhancements that will help you collect CLASS® observational data from your classrooms, receive reports that help you better understand your organization’s needs, and facilitate professional development that creates lasting impact. And, we are committed to do this all within one platform.
Since our last update on myTeachstone, we’ve made great progress that we are excited to share.
In our recent webinar, Making the Move to CLASS® 2nd Edition, we shared how programs and individuals can begin to experience and use the enhanced Pre-K–3rd CLASS® tool. And, in this recent blog post we took a closer look at what these enhancements mean for certified observers.
To engage in continuous quality improvement, effective coaching is key. With effective coaching structures and programs in place, organizations can drive quality improvements that support children's development and learning. And, with CLASS® and CLASS coaching certifications, organizations can focus their improvements on research-proven educator-child interactions.
Last week marked Teachstone's annual user conference, InterAct NOW: CLASS® Summit, where hundreds of education leaders, coaches, and teachers from around the country came together to network and learn from each other. The event kicked off on Tuesday, March 15 with a special announcement from Teachstone CEO, Dr. Bridget Hamre.
A big topic of conversation currently—both in and out of the educational field—is the difference between equality and equity. When equity is not being achieved in schools, some groups of students simply don’t have the same access and opportunity to acquire quality education. And, it’s undeniable that race is a significant factor in who can access opportunities and who ends up marginalized.