June 20, 2012

School Improvement Network Releases the Teacher Effectiveness System to Get 100% of Students College and Career Ready


School Improvement Network's Newly Released Teacher Effectiveness System Helps Improve Teaching Practice, the Most Important Step in Getting Students College and Career Ready


teacher effecivenessSALT LAKE CITY — June 20, 2012 —For even the best teachers, success in the classroom is not a light switch simply waiting to be flipped. Teacher effectiveness is achieved through a process that demands preparation, the dedication of day-to-day-work, and constant self-examination and improvement.

School Improvement Network has spent over two decades researching and developing this process, documenting how the highest performing schools in the United States have helped their students reach college and career readiness. The results of this research have culminated in a set of tools that guides educators through a systematic approach to developing effective teachers. This set of tools, along with the system they support, is called the Teacher Effectiveness System (TES), an integrated system that incorporates every step of the teacher learning cycle to help educators get 100% of students college and career ready.

“We’re a company of firsts,” says Chet Linton, CEO of School Improvement Network. “We were the first to film teachers in the classroom for professional development videos, we were the first to take our PD offerings online, and now we are the first to develop a comprehensive, step-by-step process that encompasses every facet of the teacher learning cycle that makes teachers more effective.”

The Teacher Effectiveness System walks educators through a systematic, six-step process to improve classroom practice, and provides users with tools to successfully complete each step:

  1. Goals and Objectives
  2. Process & Workflow Management
  3. Systemic Professional Development
  4. Observations, & Evaluations
  5. Personalized Professional Learning
  6. Progress and Evidence

The tools educators will utilize to successfully complete these steps have been independently proven effective in classrooms of all types (urban, rural and suburban) throughout the nation to support educators as they have increased student achievement for over 20 years:

The steps and tools in the Teacher Effectiveness System have been repeatedly proven in schools throughout the United States—showing teachers how to make every student college and career ready. TES supports teachers as they make 100% happen.

Start improving classroom practice at your school; request a free, no-obligation demonstration of TES. Call one of School Improvement Network’s professional development advisors at 800-572-1153.