Classroom Catches up to Technology with the NEW Online Teacher Toolkit
Partnership with education
leaders to help teachers focus on student
Washington, D.C. – As teachers head back to school, there is a new online teacher toolkit with 21st century technology and up-to-date tools to help focus efforts on improving student achievement and saving teachers time with monitoring student educational progress.
Teachers are faced with increased pressures to implement the provisions of IDEA and No Child Left Behind. The National Education Association (NEA) has partnered with Progress Education Corporation to create the NEA Teacher ToolKit to help teachers keep up with these demands.
"Teachers need wide-ranging and user-friendly tools to help them focus their energies on students," said NEA President Reg Weaver. "The NEA Teacher ToolKit allows educators to more efficiently manage student records and lesson plans, thus giving them more time to make public schools great for every child by helping each student to reach their potential."
Tom Jandris, founder and CEO of Progress Education, said, "It's about time teachers had Web-based, electronic tools designed by teachers for teachers. Too many technology tools have been developed for administrative compliance or convenience without addressing the classroom teacher's need for real help."
The first comprehensive online resource of its kind, the NEA Teacher ToolKit offers educators:
Some of the tools in the NEA Teacher ToolKit are available at no cost, while
advanced tools are available for a modest subscription fee. Visit the NEA Teacher ToolKit at http://www.neateachertoolkit.com
- Advanced tracking of student attendance and behavior.
- An easy, eight-step process for creating individualized education plans (IEP) for special-needs students
- Access to student learning standards for every state
- A year-long plan book and searchable lesson plans
- Over 200,000 assessment items for creating tests linked to state standards
- A customizable, electronic grade book
- Reports that show student progress toward meeting state standards
- A library of online resources
- Up to 12 hours of online professional development
- Access to the ToolKit anywhere a teacher can connect to the Internet
The National Education Association is the nation’s largest professional employee organization, representing 2.7 million elementary and secondary teachers, higher education faculty, education support professionals, school administrators, retired educators, and students preparing to become teachers.
Contact: National Education Association
Rick Geier, NEA Marketing & Promotion
Progress Education Corporation provides planning, consulting, professional development, and performance management products and services to teachers, school administrators, school districts and state departments of education to accelerate student achievement.
Contact: Progress Education Corporation
Kathy Fritch, Chief Business Development Officer
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