Generate revenue and improve PD
By offering IRIS Connect to schools at an exclusive, discounted rate, Educational Service Agencies (ESAs) can generate revenue while improving professional learning.
Our video professional learning platform makes facilitating effective PD easier and scalable. Including enabling teachers to self-reflect, observe models, and receive remote coaching as they progress toward their professional learning goals.
ESAs across the country are using IRIS Connect to improve how they deliver and support their PD programs.
5 ways ESAs improve PD with IRIS Connect
1. Cost-effective, remote coaching
Coach teachers throughout large service areas without the expense of travel. Remote observation, feedback and coaching becomes ongoing and part of teachers’ daily lives.
2. Support program implementation
Without follow-up, programs often fail to achieve impact. Support implementation with the remote observation and feedback that ensures program outcomes.
3. Flipped classrooms? Why not flip PD?
- Record videos of seminars, workshops and presentations, available to watch anytime.
- Annotate with time-linked notes for detail and insight.
- Engage in online discussions.
- Enable teachers to watch workshops on-demand and collaborate with colleagues.
4. Develop a video library of standards-aligned teaching
Videos bring standards to life by providing authentic, local examples that teachers can see in practice. Using time-linked annotations, help teachers gain a deeper understanding of the standards by explicating the things you can’t see in video.
We help ESAs create and curate these videos into an invaluable resource. Generate revenue by offering schools access to these video libraries.
5. Make expertise more available
Enable educators throughout your region to collaborate with experts, who can remotely observe and provide individualized feedback. Connecting remotely saves time and money, giving teachers more access to the expertise that improves their teaching.
Additionally, access the free PD programmes and resources available to all in the IRIS Connect platform, including film club.
“IRIS Connect is changing the way we do PD by allowing us to provide more frequent follow up and feedback to our teachers.
It also allows teachers who are isolated to collaborate with other teachers who provide instruction in content areas.”
Analicia Nicholson, Director of Instructional Services
Douglas ESD, Roseburg, Oregon
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“IRIS Connect is cost effective for our districts and provides an economical solution for the job-embedded follow up to our PD that is essential for our success.”
Teela Watson, Dir. of Instructional Services, ESC Region 11, Austin, Texas