Pearson, Teaching Channel Partner for Online PD
Pearson has partnered with Teaching Channel to create an online professional development community for teachers who use Pearson's myPerspectives English language arts (ELA) curriculum.
myPerspectives is a blended print and digital integrated curriculum for
grades 6-12 that the company launched in February. With this
partnership, myPerspectives teachers across the country will have the
opportunity to collaborate in an online professional community through
the Teaching Channel, a collaborative, online, video-based professional
learning platform, allowing them "to watch teacher-created videos, take
notes and share resources in real time as they learn techniques to
improve their own classroom practices," according to a news release.
the myPerspectives Teaching Channel, teachers can access on-demand
professional development, including modeling videos of myPerspectives
lessons. Teachers can also participate in video-enabled professional
learning communities called Teaching Channel Teams to share best
practices and teaching resources, and to collaborate through videos.
The platform also offers a professional development video library
containing hundreds of teacher-created videos that model
classroom-based strategies for teaching other ELA, social studies, math
and science lessons.
"The myPerspectives partnership with
Teaching Channel enables us to leverage a social media platform that
will empower teachers by encouraging innovation and promoting best
practices," said Leigh Ann Garcia, vice president of product management
and marketing, K-12 literacy for Pearson, in a prepared statement.
Teachers can sign up for free on the Teaching Channel site. Further information about the partnership between Pearson myPerspectives and Teaching Channel can be found on Pearson's site.
Joshua Bolkan is contributing editor for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe. He can be reached at [email protected].