Teaching Channel Named SIIA Education CODiE Award Finalist for Best Professional Learning Solution for Education
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 31, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Teaching Channel, a thriving online community of over a half a million educators that is revolutionizing how teachers learn and improve, today announced that Teaching Channel Teams, its video-enabled professional development platform, was named a finalist for the 2014 SIIA Education CODiE Awards for Best Professional Learning Solution for Education. The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier award for the software and information industries, and have been recognizing product excellence for 29 years. The awards have over 75 categories and are organized by industry focus of Content, Education, and Software.
This year’s program features 31 Education categories, several of which are new or updated to reflect the latest industry trends and business models. Winners will be announced during a special awards dinner at the nation’s leading education technology conference, the Education Industry Summit, in San Francisco on Tuesday, May 13.
Teaching Channel Teams is a video-enabled professional development platform that provides a secure environment and online tools for deep collaboration around video including calibration of standards-based instruction, coaching for continuous improvement, self-reflection and group study. With the Teams platform, professional learning experiences are both job-embedded and scalable, supporting education organizations in building internal capacity for improving teacher quality and lifting student achievement. The Tch Recorder App, a unique feature of Teams, provides the best-in-class method of developing an evidence base of improving instructional practice.
“Teaching Channel has created a video-enabled, interactive, platform, Teams, that enables teachers to watch exemplar videos, each other’s video clips, and videos of their own instruction, creating an environment of collaboration and an evidence base of improving instructional practice. Working with the Teams platform is truly transformative for teachers.”
--Pat Wasley, CEO Teaching Channel
“This year’s finalists are breaking ground with new business models and innovative products. We are pleased to recognize the best in educational technology with these 119 products,” said Karen Billings, vice president of the SIIA Education Division. “I look forward to honoring them all in May at the Education Industry Summit.”
Details about each finalist are listed at http://siia.net/codies/2014/finalists.asp.
SIIA is the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. SIIA represents approximately 800 member companies worldwide that develop software and digital information content. Information technology (IT) and software security are critical issues to SIIA’s members, many of whom strive to develop safe, secure and state-of the-art products that effectively serve their commercial and government customers alike, while protecting their intellectual property. The SIIA Education Division serves and represents more than 200 member companies that provide software, digital content, and other technologies that address educational needs. The Division shapes and supports the industry by providing leadership, advocacy, business development opportunities, and critical market information. For more information, visit www.siia.net/education.
Teaching Channel is a video showcase—on the Internet and TV—of inspiring and effective teaching practices in America's schools, with a rapidly growing community of more than a half million registered educators who trade ideas and share inspiration with each other. Teaching Channel’s comprehensive, and continually growing, library of video content offers educators a wide range of teaching strategies for grades K-12. The videos also include information on alignment with Common Core State Standards and ancillary material for teachers to use in their own classrooms.. A non-profit organization, Teaching Channel launched publicly in June 2011.
Building on Teaching Channel’s success, Teaching Channel Teams is a private ,video-enabled professional development platform that offers online tools for deep collaboration around video including calibration of standards-based instruction, coaching for continuous improvement, self-reflection and group study. With the Teams platform, professional learning experiences are both job-embedded and scalable, supporting education organizations in building internal capacity for improving teacher quality and lifting student achievement. The Tch Recorder App, a unique feature of Teams, provides the best-in-class method of developing an evidence base of improving instructional practice.
SIIA Communications: Laura Greenback