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EDTRAININGCENTER and observe4success announce landmark partnership.July 31, 2015

Check out the article about EDTRAININGCENTER and observe4success in this month’s edition of Tech & Learning*

Our information is on Page 62 under “What’s New” in Online Software.

EDTRAININGCENTER has integrated its extensive professional development library into the innovative, customizable mobile observation and walkthrough tool provided by observe4success.

Using observe4success, principals or observers can make and record real-time observations of teachers noting areas of strength as well as those that need improvement. Now, with the EDTRAININGCENTER library available as well, the observer can immediately enroll the teacher into targeted online professional development courses.

This creates “just in time” professional development assignation that is targeted to that teacher’s specific needs. Rather than let a standard framework or an algorithm decide “what’s best” for a teacher, the administrator is free to build the observation form to meet his/her school’s framework and select the professional development he/she feels is best. This preserves the human element that is critical to teacher support and development and eliminates the, “one size fits all” approach

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June 23, 2015

Charter Gras 2015 - Sponsored by EDTRAININGCENTER and observe4success

Attending the National Charter Schools Conference in New Orleans?
Well, then You’re Invited to Charter Gras 2015!

Charter Gras 2015, hosted by EDTRAININGCENTER and observe4success, to celebrate the National Charter Schools Conference 2015 in Nawlins!

Spirits on Bourbon - Charter Gras 2015

Spirits on Bourbon has a fantastic authentic New Orleans courtyard.

The “deets” for this event:

Where: Spirits on Bourbon, 615 Bourbon Street
When: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 6:30 – 9:30 PM
What: A true Nawlins celebration with drinks, complimentary Jambalaya, Gumbo, and savory Beignets

To get your beads and food and drink tickets, visit EDTRAININGCENTER (Booth 647) or our fabulous partner, observe4success (Booth 1001).

For more information about our partnership, check out the press release (below).

Hope to see you there!

– The EDTRAININGCENTER Team

June 16, 2015

For Immediate Release

EDTRAININGCENTER and observe4success Announce Partnership to Provide Personalized PD

Leading online training and development group joins forces with award winning teacher observation and feedback platform to improve teacher professional development

PETERSBURG FL & Tampa FL – June 16, 2015 EDTRAININGCENTER, leading provider of online training and professional development to the K-12 industry has teamed up with observe4success, an award winning classroom observation and walkthrough platform, to create a new kind of observation, feedback, and professional development program for administrators, coaches, mentors, and teachers.

Through this partnership, educators and administrators have the ability to customize their classroom observations and generate personalized PD recommendations in one, cloud-based, easy to use platform. Observers are able to immediately recommend or assign a teacher appropriate professional development courses upon completing the observation.

“We couldn’t be happier about our partnership with EDTRAININGCENTER. Their focus on truly personalizing the PD experience for educators fits so well with our mission to be the most flexible, customizable observation platform available. The ability to offer this solution to our customers is really exciting,” said observe4success Vice President, Abby Sterensis. “Moving forward, end-users will still have access to our easy to navigate UI, now with the option to access EDTRAININGCENTER’s extensive library of online, topic specific professional development courses.”

Founded in 2002, EDTRAININGCENTER is the nation’s leading provider of online training and professional development to the K-12 industry. The group uses backward curriculum design and best practices in online learning. They believe the trackable, flexible, and targeted learning modules are the best fit for an educator’s busy schedule. Their mission is to leverage technology to bring districts and their learners the most affordable, accessible, and relevant resources possible.

“Streamlining the process of administrators, coaches, mentors, and peers observing classroom behaviors, identifying areas in need of improvement, and having the ability to immediately recommend or assign high quality, appropriate professional development modules means less time spent figuring out the technology and more time spent learning and growing. Our combined solution is powerful, meaningful, and most importantly still affordable,” stated Rachel Fisher, CEO at Ed Training Center.

To learn more about observe4success or to schedule a demonstration please visit:

http://observe4success.com/

For more about EDTRAINING CENTER please visit:

http://edtrainingcenter.com/

About observe4success

observe4success offers a practical, easy-to-use, web based teacher observation platform for administrators, peer observers, coaches, and mentors. With the foundational belief that no two schools’ needs are the same, observe4success affords users the ability to customize forms through a simple user-interface and generate individualized graphic reports to display their data in meaningful ways. The prompt and honest feedback opens lines of communication and creates a common language to discuss teaching strengths and areas in need of improvement resulting in improved teacher performance. Compatible with all web-enabled devices, the tool is used to observe, encourage, enhance, and sustain effective instructional practice and positive school culture.

About EDTRAININGCENTER

EDTRAININGCENTER is the leading provider of online training and professional development to the K-12 industry. Our trainings and educational resources provide educators and other school-based employees with the skills they need to help students and schools succeed.

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