Enable meaningful collaboration in a school-led system.
Tackle the challenges that come with a more autonomous, school-led system. Tap into the knowledge and expertise in the wider community and make your network more productive and efficient.
“IRIS Connect is a solution to the challenge of the geography of TKAT. Two of our schools have created Groups in IRIS Connect to allow peer-coaching between teachers who are 80 miles apart.”
Rachel Tizard, Director of Learning, TKAT
Improve the quality of school to school support
Share resources and model videos of teaching and learning over distance at the click of a button. Connect teachers across schools for peer collaboration and coaching and make more of your SLE’s time through remote observation and coaching.
Cut the cost of collaboration
Make it easier to collaborate across your Academy Trust, Teaching School Alliance or informal network. Connect subject experts to share over distance, enable lesson study across schools and provide coaching support… all without the cost of travel or need for lesson cover.
Contribute to research and disseminate findings
Engage with educational research projects that are taking place between schools, universities and other organisations. Use IRIS Connect as a secure tool for video observation and analysis of teaching and learning. Disseminate findings within the research group and the wider community using Groups.
Forge connections between schools and universities, improve quality assurance and give more frequent, lower cost opportunities for modeling, observation and mentoring.
Make expertise accessible
Go beyond one-day workshops and make your expertise and knowledge available at scale via IRIS Connect. Create online professional learning programmes and resources that teachers and schools can access at their convenience. Choose to make these available to select people or to the whole community, for free or at a cost.
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