Malvern, PA (PRWEB) August 24, 2015
Frontline Technologies launched Teachwise Inspire today, a new platform designed to address the need for educators to have easy and affordable access to a wealth of reliable classroom resources and individualized professional development. Teachwise Inspire is the first low-cost subscription service for educators that provides members with unlimited access to tens of thousands of downloadable resources with Common Core alignment and detailed teacher reviews, and a robust library of professional development courses.
“Teachers are currently spending an average of $500 of their own money on classroom supplies every year, and additional time outside the classroom looking for quality learning content, often coming up short,” said Mike Windsor, Client Services Manager of eCommerce at Frontline Technologies, and former classroom teacher and principal. “We developed Teachwise Inspire to be the single source for the resources that educators need, allowing them to focus on doing what they love: teaching.”
Teachwise Inspire was developed in close partnership with educators, to answer teachers’ frustration over the difficulty of finding relevant instructional and professional development resources and the amount of time spent searching for them. The platform brings together a variety of teacher-reviewed, teacher-approved resources educators need, including:
- Full-semester lesson plans;
- Simple worksheets;
- An art gallery; and
- Engaging professional development videos on topics ranging from pedagogy to classroom structure
Instructional content is curated in partnership with Lesson Planet, and goes through the company’s rigorous, credentialed-teacher review process to earn Lesson Planet’s industry-standard Seal of Approval before it is included in the platform. Teachwise Inspire members have the ability to rate and review each piece of content on the site as well.
In addition to supporting the needs of full-time educators, Teachwise Inspire is an incredible resource for substitute teachers, who are often tasked with putting together grade-appropriate lesson plans with short notice.
Teachwise Inspire is available at a low monthly cost of $7.99 for basic membership, which includes access to the resources detailed above, and for a limited time is available for a seven-day free trial.
To sign up for the free trial, educators can visit inspire.teachwise.com.
About Teachwise and Teachwise Inspire
Teachwise Inspire provides access to unlimited, on-demand classroom resources and professional development. It’s the first subscription service for educators that provides access to tens of thousands of downloadable resources with common core alignment and detailed teacher reviews, personal development courses and an art gallery. The instructional content is curated in partnership with Lesson Planet and vetted by their rigorous review process. Developed by Frontline Technologies, a leading provider of K-12 human resources solutions, Teachwise Inspire was created after feedback from educators on the need for affordable access to reliable resources. It builds on the success of Teachwise.com, a platform for teachers to buy and sell original classroom resources. For more information please visit: inspire.teachwise.com.
About Frontline Technologies
Frontline Technologies provides web-based tools for K-12 education, empowering over 6,000 school districts and millions of educators nationwide to advance student growth. With AppliTrack, the leading K-12 system for recruiting, screening and employee file management, districts can recruit and hire the right fit for their district. With Aesop, the leading automated substitute placement and absence management system, districts can track teacher absences and ensure the right person is in the classroom, whether it’s the full-time teacher or a substitute. And with VeriTime, a time and attendance management system, districts can improve accuracy and reduce labor costs by electronically capturing and calculating employee time. Frontline also provides innovative tools for K-12 educators, including Jobulator, an automatic job-notification service for substitute teachers; K12JobSpot, the nation’s leading educational job board; and Teachwise, an online marketplace for educators to buy and sell learning materials.
About Lesson Planet
Founded by educators in 1999, Lesson Planet has been at the forefront of Open Educational Resource (OER) curation, review and search technology in support of K-12 teachers for more than 15 years. The company boasts over a dozen credentialed-teacher curriculum experts on staff who curate and align-to-standards top quality lesson plans, units, videos, apps, activities, templates, printables and worksheets for teachers. Each resource is rated and reviewed by hand using rigorous rubrics based on current research and best practices. Lesson Planet's award-winning search and curriculum management tools help Member educators find resources by grade, subject, Common Core standards and more, and to organize, manage and store them on the site. Schools and districts can offer teachers access to a virtual curriculum department through Lesson Planet's cost-effective and easy-to-administer School Edition solution.