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Jason DeRoner

Important Updates to Getting Help!

Today we unveiled several important platform updates that improve the way you seek and receive help from TeachBoost. Here's what you'll notice:

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Topics: Product

Introducing the TeachBoost Report Builder

TeachBoost Insights provide simple yet powerful ways for instructional leaders to use the data within TeachBoost to save time and better support your staff. These insights directly align to the workflow or rubric used in your school or district. Features like the Teacher Competency Matrix allow you to quickly understand performance in a heat map like fashion. The Target Progress Insight demonstrates work that's been completed, and those observations left to do.

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Topics: Product, TeachBoost

Introducing the TeachBoost Library

TeachBoost has always focused on providing the simplest tools for streamlining the observation and feedback process and bolstering instructional leadership. Today, we're releasing a brand new feature to help fully integrate your professional development resources into the process. That feature is the "Library," and it's intended to be exactly be exactly what it sounds like: a library of professional development resources tied to your framework and highly relevant to your school.

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Topics: Product, TeachBoost, edtech

New on TeachBoost: Share Teacher Observation Summary Data

We've just added a new feature that provides even greater transparency with your teachers! Enabling this setting will allow your staff access to their personal data summaries. Encourage deeper engagement in the teacher evaluation process, as this resource is the perfect way to stay on top of professional progress and development. Teachers can follow along as they are observed throughout the year—no surprises come final reviews, all the information is present and tangible!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Product

Need Help with TeachBoost? Here's How to Get It!

It's our number one priority to ensure that all schools that use TeachBoost have the necessary help at their disposal when needed. Questions come up—and we understand the need for quick answers to get you on your way. That's why we have several different methods to get help when you need it, as described below.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, TeachBoost

2013-14 NYCDOE Requirements on TeachBoost

It's been a wild summer for New York City's nearly 1800 public schools. TeachBoost has been hard at work to ensure we can help you manage the change to the city's teacher evaluation system. We've summarized all of the changes you'll notice this year.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, TeachBoost

TeachBoost Teacher Observation Updates

The teacher observation process is one of the core pieces of TeachBoost, and through your feedback we've been able to update some of the workflow to make it very clear where each observation is in the process of ultimately delivering it to the teacher. These changes allow you to control each part of the process, from notifying your principal (or other stakeholders) to releasing the observation and notifying the teacher.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Product, TeachBoost

Action Steps for Goals, Peer Observation!

Today marks the release of a dozen or so feature improvements, updates, and general bug fixes to TeachBoost, most of which are outlined below. Notable updates include a brand new goals page, the ability for teachers to complete forms, and fine tune control over how teachers interact with each form template.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Product, TeachBoost

New Letter Editor Gives Full Control Over Feedback

For many schools, the final product of a teacher observation is a memo or letter to the teacher that contains feedback on the lesson. TeachBoost has always automated the generation of this letter from the comments that you provided during the observation; but as some of you noted this summer, sometimes it needs a final few tweaks to match the quality that teachers are expecting.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Product, TeachBoost

Collaborative Professional Goals

 

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Product, TeachBoost

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