Best Professional Learning Solution for Educators

Recognizes the best educational application or service designed to support PK-12 or higher education institutions and the educational needs/ professional development of teachers and administrative staff. Includes stand-alone or programs packaged with other products and delivered through an online application, streaming video or other means.

Personalized Intelligent PD for Teachers powered by 2gnoMe, 2gno.me - 2gno.me

Everyone needs professional learning. For teachers, it is also a job requirement. While teachers are getting overwhelmed with changing expectations, wasteful PD exacerbates the challenges of teacher retention and declining student outcomes. 

Our solution is simple: figure out who needs what kind of professional learning in the first place - this is the missing piece! Then use data to connect every teacher to relevant high-quality resources from vetted national, state, and local experts.

Driven by the frameworks or standards preferred within a district, teachers take a brief assessment and reflect on the results to become better aware of their own teaching practice. Districts get to clarify skill gaps and connect every teacher to relevant high-quality resources aligned to those areas, wether in-person or only, and personalized to individual strengths and areas of need. Examples of the frameworks for effective teaching (powered by 2gnoMe) include:

The Danielson Framework for Teaching

The National Standards for Quality Online Teaching  

In 2020, Quality Matters (QM), Virtual Learning Leadership Alliance (VLLA), and 2gnoMe, together launched the NSQ Online Teaching Professional Learning Portal powered by 2gnoMe for teachers and education leaders. This powerful new portal is built around the NSQ Online Teaching standards - a framework for schools, districts and state agencies to support online instruction. This professional learning portal "unpacks" the standards for educators and uses a teacher's own reflections to match high-quality and aligned learning resources to individual needs and strengths. This approach puts teachers on a path towards improving their practice as instructors, both in blended and online formats.

The NSQ Online Teaching portal, as well as most of the 2gnoMe-enabled frameworks and standards are available for individual educators free of cost, or implemented at the district or state-wide level for greater coordination and inssight at the administrative level. 

For district and state leaders who work to support teachers, 2gnoMe platform brings together the parts of their professional learning system in support of what they already doing rather than adding one more thing to their overcrowded plate.

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    Brightspace, D2L - D2L

    D2L is helping transform the way the world learns. With over 20 years of experience, this mission has never wavered. Working with customers all over the world, D2L is supporting millions of people learning online and in person. D2L is a learning company first - building technology that paves the way, instead of getting in the way. Our more than 900 global employees are dedicated to making the best learning products to leave the world better than they found it. D2L's Brightspace platform is a cloud-based learning management system built for people who care deeply about helping all learners reach their potential. It is designed in close collaboration with our K-12, Higher Education, and Corporate customers'building innovative and pedagogically rich feature sets to improve engagement, retention, and learning outcomes in learners of all ages and abilities, helping them achieve more than they dreamed possible. Brightspace delivers worry-free technology with 99.99% reliability and world-class security and data privacy. It's an open platform offering standards-based integrations that provide the ultimate in learning flexibility. It's fully accessible, customizable, and looks beautiful on any mobile device-making it easier to reach every learner. Brightspace makes it easy to support exceptional learning experiences in person and online by providing educators and learners with tools they'll love. With Brightspace, you can set up individualized learning paths for learners, keep them on track with automated nudges, and engage them with video, game-based learning, awards, badges, and other powerful features. Brightspace also makes it easier to complete assessments and provide meaningful feedback. Learning data and analytics reports are readily available, providing up-to-date information and insights that help answer questions and inform decisions to take action and improve learning outcomes. D2L is a dedicated partner in the learning journey - genuinely committed to supporting our customers to help them leverage Brightspace to achieve, outperform, and succeed. In a rapidly changing educational landscape, partnering with D2L and taking advantage of our supportive community and broad ecosystem of partners can help our customers navigate change and differentiate their offerings. D2L's team of learning experience experts can address both strategic and tactical needs, including implementation, support, instructional design, courseware development, learning strategy, technical account management and data consulting and this can all be done virtually today and into the future.

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    HMH Online Professional Learning, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

    Now more than ever, educators and families need our support. How can we tackle this together? By supporting them. Take for example what HMH professional learning (PL) looks like for Sheboygan Elementary School. They are implementing an HMH program and tackling a hybrid learning environment. Claire and her third-grade team are on this journey together. The PL is easy to access and uses a flexible approach with personalized support along the way. Prior to the start of the school year, Claire and her team were ready to hit the ground running on day one with a live online Getting Started session. They have access to videos about their program, tips from other teachers, and can join live events relevant to their program and what they are teaching in their teacher account. Teachers can provide support for families and caregivers in the same place. Six weeks later, they’ll dive deeper into the program with follow-up that tackles questions on planning and how to prioritize instruction. Much of the support this team needs right now is personalized, ongoing PL. HMH PL is focused on the topics that matter most: remote teaching and learning, SEL, equity and access, and more. Claire is challenged with providing whole and small group instruction to students who are in-person and those who are at home. Her coach is there to provide strategies to make this happen. In coaching sessions, teachers will focus on how to make the most impact in their classrooms.

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  • ELTeach 3.0 - National Geographic Learning, a part of Cengage

    ELTeach is a mobile-friendly, online program designed to help ministries of education and local education authorities train large numbers of teachers to teach their English curriculum in English. It features two online courses with learning and practice materials: English-for-Teaching and Professional Knowledge for ELT. English-for-Teaching develops practical classroom language and instructional routines. The enhanced 3.0 course provides a flexible learning option with the new print Handbook. This English-for-Teaching Handbook is a print version of the online course and provides Research Briefs that ground the content in global standards. The Handbook is a practical reference tool supports teachers during their ELTeach coursework and throughout their professional careers. Professional Knowledge for ELT is an online course featuring learning materials and practice that present essential methods of English language teaching. Login Credentials: Username: codie_elteach Password: Codie@2020 Online and mobile-friendly Offline access for learning and practice for English-for-Teaching through the English-for-Teaching Handbook Online course contents: o Animated instruction and interactive practice o A clear navigational path of learning for English-for-Teaching: Preview, Learn, Practice, Reflect o An eBook version of the English-for-Teaching Handbook in the English-for-Teaching Online course A shared Gradebook between teachers and their teacher-tr
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