Gwynedd Mercy University to expand use of Teachscape

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Gwynedd Mercy University in Gwynedd, Pa., is expanding its use of Teachscape this fall as it launches the Accelerated Executive Doctorate in Educational Leadership program. With this new academic offering, Teachscape’s professional learning tools will be used by undergraduate, graduate, master, and doctoral faculty and students as an integral part of the university’s clinical teacher preparation program.

“Our overarching goal is to ensure that all of our students are fully prepared to be effective, highly qualified teachers,” said Dr. Sandra D. Mangano, dean of the School of Education at Gwynedd Mercy University. “Teachscape helps us build and improve students’ knowledge, leadership skills, and teaching effectiveness so they can excel in the field. It is already foundational to our ongoing teaching and learning processes, and will now be a valuable resource in our doctoral program as students continue their educational careers.”

Faculty and students in the School of Education use the Teachscape Reflect Observation and Evaluation Management System to engage in self-reflection and one-on-one or group evaluations based on actual video of students’ instructional practices in the field. They also use the Teachscape Learn Professional Learning System to improve students’ professional learning and effectiveness using the system’s research-based PreK–12 course library, online learning communities, video upload and sharing tools, and personalized learning plans.

Gwynedd Mercy University is among a growing cohort of well-respected higher education institutions, including Gardner-Webb University, Princeton University, Rutgers University, Texas State University, and Texas Tech University, who are selecting Teachscape for their teacher education clinical preparation programs. “Educator preparation programs across the country are increasingly turning to Teachscape to help them prepare their students for success when they enter the field,” said Jane-Manning Hyatt, vice president of university partnerships at Teachscape. “Teachscape provides educator preparation programs with the valuable resources needed to improve student and faculty performance, as well as collect the data needed to support their accreditation goals.”

To learn more about Teachscape, visit www.teachscape.com.

About Teachscape

Teachscape uniquely combines innovative technology, engaging content, and expert services to develop great teachers. From its classroom observation training and technology to its powerful web-based content delivery platform, Teachscape’s award-winning products and services have been inspired by its dedication to sparking transformative change in teaching practice. Since 1999, Teachscape has worked with schools and school districts, charter networks, archdioceses, universities, and state education departments to measurably and continuously improve the effectiveness of educators to produce gains in student achievement. Teachscape’s partners, including Charlotte Danielson, ETS, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Stanford University, and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, have helped to shape its vision, its products, and its strategies. To learn more about Teachscape and its complete collection of professional development offerings, go to http://www.teachscape.com.