Arlington, VA (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ASCD releases Witsby™, a brand new skilled studying and credentialing platform that includes ASCD’s trusted research-based content material. Designed for digital, the next-generation skilled studying platform options 1000’s of bite-sized studying objects, programs and on-demand content material from ASCD authors and specialists to assist the continuing improvement and progress of lecturers. Witsby is backed by highly effective analytics, multi-layered reporting instruments and authoring capabilities to offer faculty leaders the flexibility to mix their very own skilled improvement belongings with ASCD skilled studying content material.
“We’re excited to offer educators what they’ve been asking for – knowledgeable improvement software that meets the wants of immediately’s instructor. Created with enter from educational leaders, coaches, lecturers and directors, Witsby is the primary on-demand, mobile-optimized platform that empowers district leaders to construct significant studying journeys for lecturers,” mentioned Penny Reinart, ASCD Deputy Govt Director. “Our aim is that Witsby will change into THE resolution for districts to draw, retain and assist lecturers all through their profession.”
Witsby is designed to create tailor-made, personalised skilled studying paths to assist educators keep on observe–and on tempo–to fulfill their evolving wants and objectives.
- A library of 1000’s of studying actions on widespread, related and well timed subjects, together with movies, programs, and articles; plus the flexibility for colleges and districts to combine their very own skilled improvement content material into the platform.
- Highly effective analytics and multi-layered reporting instruments to observe district/faculty utilization, observe lecturers’ wants and pursuits, and measure effectiveness and affect.
- An authoring software that permits directors to construct programs and a playlist constructing software to align studying journeys with objectives.
- A time tracker to supply credit score to lecturers who put money into their very own studying exterior formal studying days.
- A advice engine that helps continued studying.
- Tracked and documented credentialing capabilities.
Witsby will assist faculty leaders deal with among the present and rapid wants, launching with topical content material on important areas together with Fostering Instructor Bandwidth by Jane Kise and Ann Holm, Intentional and Focused Instructing by Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey, and Instructing College students Dwelling in Poverty by William Parrett and Kathleen Budge. Content material will repeatedly be added from among the main minds in training and instruction, together with Baruti Kafele, Carol Ann Tomlinson, Jay McTighe, and plenty of others.
“Once I beforehand served as a principal, I used to be capable of see first-hand the challenges that we confronted with the altering wants of scholars and the restrictions of conventional PD. Witsby was precisely what we would have liked then – and educators want much more immediately,” mentioned Robert Letcher, ASCD’s Managing Director of Digital and Studying Merchandise. “Witsby brings the scientific rigor of research-based coaching to a bite-sized, on-demand format. It’s what we affectionately name ‘PD in your pocket.’”
“Over the approaching 12 months, Witsby will broaden its AI capabilities to convey better personalization to the training, in addition to broaden important content material areas,” added Letcher. “Witsby is constructed to change into the go-to skilled studying useful resource to construct capability for educators to reply to the ever-evolving training panorama.”
Witsby is now accessible for rapid district adoption. Directors fascinated about studying extra about Witsby can go to https://www.ascd.org/witsby.
For 80 years, ASCD has labored aspect by aspect with educators from each stage in all 50 states and greater than 200 nations serving to them join and amplify their voices as educators and leaders. ASCD’s skilled studying companies, authorship and pedagogical experience offers educators with sources and packages to chart their very own studying journey. ASCD’s passionate neighborhood of life-changing educators are fairness and educational ambassadors who rework imaginative and prescient into observe in order that they and their college students can flourish.