Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Integration of Initiatives through Edwin Teaching and Learning

About a month ago I attended one of the Edwin Teaching and Learning roadshows in Tauton. This week I met with two integral parts of the Thinkgate team to learn more about the ins and outs of what Edwin Teaching and Learning has to offer. What I quickly realized is that Edwin Teaching and Learning has integrated many initiatives acting as a platform to house DDMs, access curriculum (including MCUs), create summative and formative assessments and generate data reports and graphs all in one place. This week my focus is to provide you with some insight and resources I have discovered through my meetings and professional development on Edwin Teaching and Learning.

The first resource is none other than ESE's Edwin Teaching and Learning website. This page will provide you with an extensive overview of the Edwin Teaching and Learning product, including SIF compliance, introductory videos, presentations and the commitment form for those districts interested in utilizing this FREE tool (Edwin Teaching and Learning will be free of cost for the 2014-2015 school year. At this time ESE is uncertain of or if there will be a cost associated with this resource in the future).

For those districts who have already committed to Edwin, there are a few additional resources out there to assist you in bringing this tool to life. 

Edwin Teaching and Learning offers free one hour webinars. You can register for these, free of charge on the ESE website. Upcoming webinars include:

Assessment Results for Teachers-Images and Addendums 12/11 at 12:00pm, 3:00pm, and 4:00pm

Edwin Teaching & Learning Executive Overview - Wednesday, January 23 Noon - 1PM 
Assessment and Reporting - Wednesday, January 30 Noon - 1PM

Curriculum, Instruction and Resources - Wednesday, February 6 Noon - 1PM 

The newest resource I would like to highlight is Thinkgate TV. Thinkgate (the company partnered with ESE providing the instructional improvement system) has developed Thinkgate TV as a way to reach a broader audience in training/assisting professionals of all levels using the Edwin Teaching and Learning platform. Here you will find dozens of tutorial videos that support utilizing Edwin Teaching and Learning through every step of the process. This is a new resource so stay tuned for additional videos to be posted as Thinkgate TV grows. 

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