Unlocking the instructional black box
All teachers want to be great. They want to be great not for greatness’ sake, but because when they are at their instructional best, learning becomes contagious and students excel.
Here at Torsh, we help teachers pursue greatness by “unlocking the instructional black box” in ways that demystify the art of highly effective instruction. Our powerful tools and services help educators deepen their understanding of what is happening in the classroom while simultaneously enabling them to track how these trends impact student learning.
And we do all of this in a scalable, cost effective way that increases returns on professional development investments while reducing total teacher development costs — a win/win situation for everyone involved.
Greatness doesn’t happen overnight, it takes time. We are committed to helping teachers, administrators and students achieve it, one step at a time, one day at a time, one video at a time.
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Our employees often have interesting things to say; watch them say it here
Jim Shelton, Ass’t Deputy Secretary of Education for Innovation and Improvement, has had a storied career in education. On September 10, 2012 he convened a panel of educators and entrepreneurs to discuss “Transforming Education Through Technology” via a Google+ Hangout. Our CEO was asked to discuss the gaps in products and services that truly meet the needs of teachers and those who support them.
Industry news, information and trends; or plain ole’ research papers
As teacher evaluations and a culture of accountability become more entrenched in our schools, the use of video as an observational tool will become more prevalent. Not only is video observation a more cost effective method of capturing teacher interactions, it also helps teachers improve by facilitating self reflection and efficient feedback loops with peers and mentors. Here is an overview of some scholarly articles that support the use of videos.
We’ll keep you posted on all the going ons, including a few of our own
The summer is here and our teachers and coaches are taking some well deserved time off. We fully expect there to be a number of fun summer conferences, events, outings and other goings on during the summer, and we will keep you posted on these. If you hear of anything or you would like us to help you promote some of your events, do drop us an email on the Contact Us page and we’ll help you promote.