It’s now been one year since the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered school facilities and forced educators across the globe to shift how they engage learners. At Teachstone, we too made shifts to ensure we met the moment, while remaining steadfast in our commitment to improving the interactions that matter most to children’s development and success.
Continuing to Innovate in Order to Support Teachers at Scale
The last year has accelerated the use of technology in education. A shift to new learning formats that may have taken years to fully adopt was suddenly a necessity. Coaches shifted how they engage with teachers by using digital platforms. However, sometimes programs struggled with leveraging technology to properly connect teachers with a certified coach.
To help coaches and teachers connect more seamlessly, we are excited to announce a strategic partnership with Torsh Inc., the company behind TORSH Talent. For the past 8 years, TORSH Talent has been a leading online professional learning platform that, among other things, enables schools and organizations to support educator growth throughout the entire development cycle of assessment, observation, feedback, goal-setting, and coaching. While Teachstone has been offering distance coaching for years, this new partnership with Torsh introduces a new and exciting offering to the field by bringing together a unique and innovative technology platform developed by Torsh with our expertise in CLASS-based coaching. And, as a result, it will reimagine the ways in which you receive coaching and support to drive improvement, quality, and student outcomes in your programs.
Our partnership with Torsh allows for our coaches, expertise and research-based coaching to be accessible to all through an on-demand virtual platform. At our InterAct CLASS Summit next week we will unveil this powerful new product that is poised to transform coaching practices across the country.
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.
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.
The 2021 InterAct CLASS Summit brought together incredible speakers and practitioners from across the globe. It energized us, emboldened us, and excited us about new opportunities - like myCoach Connect.
myCoach Connect, developed in partnership with Torsh Inc., will transform how you view, receive, and deliver practice-based coaching to teachers in your program. It brings together innovative technology from Torsh with Teachstone’s staff of expert, certified CLASS® coaches to drive program improvement, classroom quality, and student outcomes.
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, has unveiled a new, easy-to-use, on-demand platform that will allow experts to provide research-based video coaching to educators seeking to improve their practice—no matter the setting.