Frontline Tech Launches Low-Cost Collection of Learning, Professional Development Resources
A new digital platform with Common Core-aligned
resources and professional development material has
been launched by Frontline
Technologies. The company said its Teachwise
is a low-cost alternative that will provide educators with access to
of downloadable resources along with teacher reviews and a library of
professional development courses.
Frontline Technologies developed the platform in
with Lesson Planet,
which has been curating open educational resources for 15
years. Each piece of content on Teachwise Inspire undergoes Lesson
credentialed-teacher review process and is given its seal of approval
is included on the platform. Likewise, teachers who use the content on
platform also have the opportunity to rate and review the content as
The basic package of resources is available for $7.99
and for a limited time teachers can review them during a seven-day free trial.
"Teachers are currently spending an average of $500
own money on classroom supplies every year, and additional time outside
classroom looking for quality learning content," said Frontline
Client Services Manager Mike Windsor. "We developed Teachwise Inspire to
single source for the resources that teachers need."
Resources that are available include full-semester
plans, simple worksheets, an art gallery and professional development
that cover a wide range of topics relevant to teachers. Teachwise
includes resources for substitute teachers who are often asked to
lesson plans on short notice.
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.