Teachscape XL Adds Curriculum Mapping

Teachscape has expanded its Teachscape XL teacher professional development platform. The latest update to the Web-based suite now adds curriculum mapping and includes four suites covering a range of professional development topics.

Teachscape XL is a Web-based professional development platform that takes a dynamic approach to teacher training, offering components like text, video, graphics, interactive elements, and other resources in a searchable library, allowing educators and instructional leaders to use the elements in their original format or in a mix and match form to create resources suited to their individual needs.

The new release, as teachscape described it in recently released information, now adds curriculum mapping "to the core concepts and critical skills found in standards, varied student assessments that provide timely data for teachers, Classroom Walkthroughs for measuring instructional practices against modern research, and a host of online learning modules for driving classroom instructional practice."

It also now includes four main components, or suites, covering core concepts, assessment, instructional strategies, and various other concepts. These components include:

  • Assessment Suite, which covers a range of assessment topics, including "the importing of state test data, a benchmark assessment system with page scanning of results, a standards-based grade book, and rubrics for evaluating students on work products or tasks";
  • Classroom Walkthrough Suite, which addresses instructional strategies in real-world scenarios;
  • Curriculum Suite, which covers core concepts and skills for mastering standards and also includes pacing guides for various courses and grade levels and other components; and
  • Professional Learning Suite, which includes more than 100 online professional learning modules.

The latest version of Teachscape XL is available now. Further information can be found here.

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