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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Cal Poly Pomona Uses Video Coaching to Train More Special Ed Teachers for High-Needs Regions (Tech & Learning Leader)

The US is facing a critical shortage of special education teachers. Forty-nine states currently report having more demand than available supply of certified teachers. The need to increase the number of fully trained special education teachers led the US DOE to provide scholarships and technology over the next five years to teacher candidates at Cal…