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Butler County ESC Partners With Graham Local Schools To Provide Educator Success App
Posted By:  Adam Marcum
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Butler County ESC Partners With Graham Local Schools To Provide Educator Success App

The Butler County Educational Service Center (BCESC) is pleased to announce its partnership with Graham Local Schools and the Ohio Small & Rural Collaborative (OSRC) to provide a mobile resource that supports the growth of teachers and students alike.

First launched in March, the Educator Success App creates a mobile learning environment for educators to access relevant resources 24/7 that will support their continued professional development. In addition to making professional development more accessible, it allows districts to custom-tailor content to meet their needs and determine which articles, videos and activities are most relevant for their staff. Users have the ability to collaborate with mentors and peers both inside and outside their district networks.

“As a superintendent I am always looking for a way to personalize the professional learning that occurs for staff,” said Graham Local Superintendent and OSRC Executive Director Kirk Koennecke. “Our Butler County ESC partners provide an innovative app tool that truly provides Graham with a menu of tailored learning for our staff to access, track and store their experiences over time. This approach to progressive professional development access and responsive tools for all educators will also benefit OSRC members looking for effective resources.”

BCESC piloted the app with Cincinnati, OH area educators during the 2017-18 school year and found that many educators thrive in a digital environment. Each activity within the app is associated with a level, and users can see the points they have earned through a system of digital badging. Schools can set goals for their teachers around the number of points needed for each school year. This gamified approach to learning adds an element of fun and meets the needs of the new generation of educators.

“Giving teachers training resources is one of Butler County ESC’s passions, so we developed the Educator Success App to support professional learning on the go. Realizing teachers across the United States are busy both inside and outside the classroom, we developed a mobile solution designed to improve their practice and student achievement,” said Chris Brown, BCESC Superintendent.

BCESC provides app content and access to curated learning resources through its partnership with Knovation, an award-winning educational technology company in Cincinnati. “Knovation is proud to partner with BCESC to help teachers implement reliable, standards-aligned online resources in their everyday instruction,” said Knovation CEO Randy Wilhelm.

The Educator Success App is appropriate for all education settings, from public school districts to private and parochial schools, and is available on iOS and Android as well as web-based devices. To learn more, watch our video or visit bit.ly/EducatorSuccess!



 

 

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