Teaching Channel is a video showcase—on the Internet and TV—of inspiring and effective teaching practices in America's schools, with a rapidly growing community of registered members who trade ideas and share inspiration. Teaching Channel’s comprehensive and growing library of video content offers educators a wide range of subjects for Grades K–12. The videos also include information on alignment with Common Core State Standards and ancillary material for teachers to use in their own classrooms. With the help of the Tch community, our mission is to revolutionize how teachers learn, connect, and inspire each other to improve the outcomes for all K–12 students across America. A nonprofit organization, Teaching Channel launched publicly in June 2011.
Teaching Channel Teams is a private collaboration platform that transforms professional development with customizable video content as well as social sharing within safe networks and collaborative communities where teachers and teacher leaders can connect, share best practices, and interact with instructional video in a new way.
Teaching Channel supports educators in the continuous improvement of their practice by breaking the isolation barrier and promoting collaboration through the use of online social tools. Through these tools, thought leaders are organically identified and collaboration becomes an integral part of a teacher’s experience.
With Teaching Channel Teams, teachers, schools, districts and education organizations, can also host their own video collection of best practices within the platform. This content is available only to members of that district or agency's network. Additional online tools include private groups, the ability to annotate video, and resource sharing. In this way, Teams becomes the central platform for professional learning communities that reach across schools, districts, and states.
Working closely with LDC and LDC teacher leaders, Teaching Channel created a unique online professional development opportunity for teachers to learn deeply about the LDC approach. In 2013 Teaching Channel built a custom 10-week curriculum. Teachers from states across the country worked with each other and received continuous support from a personal coach as they wrote their first LDC Module. Teachers created their first module, filmed themselves leading a mini-task, and evaluated student work—all online.
To learn how Teaching Channel can support your LDC implementation, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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