New 21st Century Secondary Pearson ELA Program Partners with Teaching Channel

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myPerspectives English Language Arts offers Teaching Channel Professional Development Resources to Enhance Instruction

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Today, Pearson announced a new partnership with Teaching Channel to make teaching across classrooms an empowering shared learning experience.

This partnership pairs Pearson’s brand new grades 6-12 literacy program, myPerspectives English Language Arts with teachingchannel.org, and will allow myPerspectives teachers across the country to collaborate in a thriving online professional community.

The Teaching Channel platform provides unique functionality that allows teachers to watch teacher-created videos, take notes, and share resources in real time as they learn techniques to improve their own classroom practices. Teachers have unlimited access to professional development resources including:

●    Teaching Channel Teams, a video-enabled Professional Learning Community, that allows myPerspectives teachers across the country to connect as they share best practices and collaborate through videos, resources, and more.
●    Teacher and student-facing modeling videos that illustrate how to go from theory to practice in an actual classroom using myPerspectives.
●    A professional development video library that includes hundreds of real-life videos that focus on ELA, Social Studies, Math, Science, and Social Studies. Videos are developed by real classroom teachers and provide modeling and suggestions that other teachers can implement in their own classrooms.

“Pearson is committed to helping teachers by creating an online community that allows myPerspectives teachers to collaborate with other users,” said Leigh Ann Garcia, Vice President of Product Management and Marketing, K-12 Literacy. “The myPerspectives partnership with Teaching Channel enables us to leverage a social media platform that will empower teachers by encouraging innovation and promoting best practices. With all the pressure and expectations on teachers today, they need a life-line to other teachers, and Pearson and Teaching Channel provides this.”

”Teaching Channel’s collaborative online video based professional development platform, Teams, delivers on our mission to create an environment where teachers can watch, share and learn new techniques to help every student grow," said George Lichter, CEO of Teaching Channel. "We are delighted to be providing Teams along with our best-in-class video library, as part of our myPerspectives partnership. Our teacher community is all about getting better together through the use of video and tools, and our relationship with Pearson helps reach even more teachers."

About myPerspectives
myPerspectives is a unique blended print and digital ELA curriculum that puts students at the center of learning as they share ideas and collaborate on projects. Students read classic and contemporary literary and informational texts including media, and engage in activities that inspire thoughtful conversation, writing, discussion, and debate in order to prepare for success in college and career.

About Pearson
Pearson is the world’s learning company, with expertise in educational courseware and assessment, and a range of teaching and learning services powered by technology. Our mission is to help people make progress through access to better learning. We believe that learning opens up opportunities, creating fulfilling careers and better lives. For more information about Pearson, visit http://www.pearson.com.

About Teaching Channel
Teaching Channel’s mission is to create an environment where teachers can watch, share, and learn new techniques to help every student grow. We believe teachers should have opportunities to learn from each other… whenever they want; and teachers tell us that video has become essential to helping them see a broad range of approaches for working with students and for fostering self-reflection.

Teaching Channel Teams is a private, video-enabled, professional learning platform. At the center of Teams is Teaching Channel’s award-winning, best-in-class, video library. This library can be added to with district-created videos and teacher-created videos that can easily be shared for coaching and reflection. With Teams, teachers and instructional leaders can collaborate in a secure environment, advancing teacher effectiveness and lifting student achievement.

For more information: http://www.pearsonschool.com/myPerspectives and http://www.teachingchannel.org

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