School Improvement Network and Swivl Partner to Make Professional Learning More Accessible to Educators with Robotic Accessory

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Swivl Robotics Allows Educators to Capture Teaching and Lessons for Administrator Feedback and Educator Collaboration

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We are very pleased to begin this partnership and continue driving our cause of helping 100 percent of educators become as effective as possible so that 100 percent of students will graduate college and career ready.

School Improvement Network, the leader in educator effectiveness resources, and Swivl, edtech video pioneer, today announced a new partnership to bring educators a new level of professional learning by enabling them to capture and share their own lessons and teaching with colleagues and administrators for feedback and collaboration. Educators will have this enhanced capability through the Swivl robot accessory, now available through School Improvement Network.

“We are very pleased to begin this partnership and continue driving our cause of helping 100 percent of educators become as effective as possible so that 100 percent of students will graduate college and career ready,” said Chet D. Linton, CEO and president of School Improvement Network. “With our tools and resources, educators can find examples of teaching best practices and resources to help them implement those practices in their own classroom. With the Swivl robot, those same educators can capture their own teaching for review, critique, reflection, and collaboration with peers and coaches, creating an even more holistic system to foster continual growth and maximum effectiveness.”

The Swivl robotic accessory uses an app- and cloud-connected hosting appliance to turn a mobile device into a lecture and presentation capture tool. The robotic accessory in the classroom records the teacher, including motion sensors to follow them as they instruct, and their presentation materials. The accessory then quickly prepares the video for sharing and later review. With Swivl, educators can create, manage and share content with their peers and administrators for both collaboration and feedback.

“We are extremely pleased to be working with School Improvement Network to make Swivl available to more educators,” said Brian Lamb, co-founder of Swivl. “Together with School Improvement Network’s resources and tools, Swivl will become part of a meaningful solution that is helping students and educators succeed in classrooms around the world.”

For more information about Swivl or the School Improvement Network-Swivl partnership, visit http://www.swivl.com/partner-sinet/.

About School Improvement Network

Founded in 1991 by teachers, School Improvement Network has spent decades researching and documenting the best practices in education. From this research, School Improvement Network has developed Edivation, a personalized professional learning solution for educators. Research shows that districts and schools that use the tools in Edivation produce better teachers and, as a result, experience dramatic increases in student achievement, driving up student proficiency by an average of 18 percent in a single year when compared to neighboring schools. School Improvement Network works with thousands of schools and districts in every state and around the world and has visited over 3,500 classrooms to document best practices in action. Learn more at http://www.schoolimprovement.com.

School Improvement Network and its logos are trademarks of School Improvement Network. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

About Swivl

Founded in 2011 by Brian Lamb and Vladimir Tetelbaum, Swivl set out to make video a more useful and accessible tool in education using robotics. The company has deployed its knowledge capture and sharing platform to over 5,000 primary, secondary and higher education institutions worldwide. With a steadfast commitment to transforming education within and beyond the classroom, Swivl now endeavors to connect every classroom and office in the world with video to facilitate learning, skill sharing and collaboration.

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