Products for the New School Year (Language Magazine)

Teachers can take further ownership of their professional learning plans and better track all of the to-do list items stemming from their coaching conversations with Edthena’s new Commitments feature.

This tool enables coaches and peers to flag comments from the video feedback process as actionable proposals. Teachers decide which proposals they’d like to accept, set a target date for each goal, and report back on their progress. One-click reporting allows teachers and coaches to see both short- and long-term progress. Everything is aligned to the school or district’s professional standards. This tight alignment is useful for teachers as they document—and collect data to support—their professional learning throughout the year.

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USC Rossier’s MAT program, an early adopter of video, looks to get stronger (USC)

The USC Rossier School of Education has decided to partner with the professional development organization Edthena to better incorporate video coaching into its Master of Arts in Teaching program. Under the partnership, announced Wednesday, teacher candidates will use the video-based classroom observation platform throughout the duration of the program to track their progress in the…