It’s been a while since we shared what’s new in myTeachstone here on the blog. You’re in for a treat! Here are a few highlights from the past winter!
Have you ever wanted to see a breakdown of Professional Development (PD) resources for your teachers?
The Teacher History page lists each PD resource your teachers have completed as well as resources not yet completed. The lists include: Completed Recommended, Completed Self Study, and Not Completed Recommended. You can also track teacher engagement by viewing the comment count on each resource. This page is accessible to coaches and admins from the left menu when viewing a teacher. All users (including teachers) can also access their own PD history through the My Professional Development page.
Have you ever had trouble finding an Observation in myTeachstone now that you have many observations entered into the system?
We are excited to share that you can now search and filter for Observations! You can search for Observers, Teachers, Classrooms or Centers. You can Filter Observations by date, observation type, age level, observer, teacher, or by organization level.
Bonus: The search area will give you suggestions as you type!
Recommending to Teacher Groups just got easier!
Great news! You can now recommend resources to teacher groups the same way you make recommendations to individual teachers. No need to go through the Teacher Group page to send a recommendation to the group, just select the teacher group when creating a recommendation through the Resource Library!
Welcome to the commenting game, Admins!
Admins can now choose to start a conversation when recommending resources to teachers OR coaches! Click the check box when sending a PD Recommendation to enable commenting!
Did you know that all of these updates were made in response to client feedback? The products team is always listening! If you have a feature that you would like to see in myTeachstone, add a comment below and we will do our best to make your wishes come true!
Teachstone, pioneering developer of the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS®) included in 23 states' Quality Rating and Improvement Systems and used by Head Start programs nationwide, today announced it partnered with Kaplan Early Learning Company to release toolkits to support the literacy skills of all children, including dual-language learners, in the classroom and at home. The CLASS® Literacy Support Kit and the Literacy At-Home Kit, designed for children in prekindergarten and kindergarten, are now available for purchase and shipping.
Hey there, Teachstone community! My name is Stephanie Lewandowski, and I am the Senior Product Manager for myTeachstone. Before joining Teachstone, I built digital products for education companies, financial institutions, and government agencies. I’m passionate about delivering impactful products, particularly the tools that make the everyday work of teaching and learning a little bit easier. As a parent, and as a product manager, I know how invaluable early childhood education is, and I’m inspired by the teachers in both my personal and professional life.
Teachstone, developer of the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS®) included in 23 states' Quality Rating and Improvement Systems and used by Head Start programs nationwide, today unveiled "Banking Time: Investing in Relationships," a new suite of tools to improve the quality of interactions between teachers and specific children birth through third grade, and in turn, to build strong, positive, equitable teacher-child relationships.
Nearly two years ago I joined Teachstone with a deep desire and commitment to support leaders and teachers with real-time, practical, and evidence-based strategies and solutions to address the current needs of children, families, and educators. For the 20 years prior, I led organizations working at the national, state, and local levels focused on addressing the needs of children and families, especially those living in marginalized communities. As a practitioner at heart, my passion has been translating research to practice to drive impact and positive outcomes for children. This passion brought me to Teachstone.