The TeachersPro® Platform is a solution that allows a teacher to follow a customized learning pathway to develop teaching skills, to share the evidence of their practice with colleagues and to get badges as well as professional certifications.

The contribution of teachers on student learning and its results are widely recognized.

However, current resources to improve teaching skills are far from providing adequate results. According to TALIS* (Teaching and Learning International Survey) conducted in 2009 and 2013 in 23 countries by the OECD, said:

“An average of three-quarters of teachers of all TALIS countries reported that increasing the quality of their work received no recognition. A similar proportion reported that they would not receive any recognition if they were more innovative in their teaching. In addition, only about half of teachers in TALIS countries reported that their director used effective methods to determine the teaching performance. This says little in favour of the efforts of a number of countries to promote schools that encourage a constant optimization. ”

Therefore, in the Escalae Institute we aim to offer all professionals dedicated to teaching (teachers, professors, trainers) a platform to develop their skills and competencies in planning, delivery, evaluation and management, from cutting-edge challenges as: problem-based learning, project work, evaluation of skills, attention to diversity, etc.

TeachersPro is able to offer customized pathways based on the profile of each teacher, adapting to his/her needs and interests.

In addition, teachers can share evidence of their practices with colleagues and obtain recognition (badges and reputation) in an international community on teaching practice.

Finally, all the work done on the platform may be certified by an academic university accreditation and / or an international certification of professional skills.

TALIS Report (Teaching and Learning International Survey), 2013. OECD

  • There is much theoretical training but little practical classroom training
  • There is vast amount of information for teaching but few criteria for adaptation to real practice
  • There is a continuous presentation of good practices but little capacity for collaboration and generalization of such practices in classrooms.
  • There are a great number of teachers standardized assessments but little effective feedback on teaching practice and motivation for change.

5 basic features for teaching development

achievementAdaptative
Customize your continuous learning path from your competency profile, your interests and the type of teaching (kindergarten, primary, secondary, high school, university and training).

exam_passMotivational
See growing your reputation status in the community. Get academic and professional recognition by a pool of universities and certification bodies.

ball_tennisGamified
Choose form dozens of cutting-edge challenges to develop on the most innovative methodologies, to achieve badges on 16 competencies and more than 100 teaching abilities.

certificate2Competency-driven
Experience our unique training model for transferring pedagogical theory to real practice, through real cases, simulations, tools and tips for teaching development in the classroom.

classmateCollaborative and social
Share practice with colleagues worldwide, according to common interests. Constantly review evidence of teaching practice in different contexts, in order to develop your professional criteria. Enjoy the network support through discussions and appropriate recommendations with your own contacts.

Other features

allow_allMulti platform
MacOS, Windows, Android.

computingMulti-device
PCs, laptops, tablets, smartphones.

forumMulti language
Spanish and English. New languages each year.

TRANSFERRING: It guarantees transferring of pedagogical learning to professional practice.

CONTENTS: Over 1000 hours of high-quality didactic content (case studies, examples, activities, lectures) and thousands of real teaching practices by our own users, organized by professional competencies and teaching abilities.

NETWORKING: Membership to an international community of teachers who share their practice and learn from each other through networking with common interests, evidence observations and conversations.

EMPLOYABILITY: Academic and professional recognition that improves the professional curriculum as a teacher.

DISTINCTION: Being part of the movement for quality in education through development of teacher professional excellence.

The TeachersPro® Platform is a solution that allows a teacher to follow a customized learning pathway to develop teaching skills, to share the evidence of their practice with colleagues and to get badges as well as professional certifications.

The effectiveness of a teacher has more impact on student learning than any other factor under the control of school systems, including class size, school size and quality of school programs.

The difference between the performance of a student assigned to a teacher on first quartile (in their teaching performance) averaged 10 percentage points more than when a teacher assigned was on last quartile, on standardized tests.

In a study of high school, it was found that: to have a class with effective teachers had a 14 times greater impact on students results than having a class with five students less.

Based on the following studies:

Steven G. Rivkin, Eric A. Hanushek, and John F. Kain, “Teachers, Schools, and Academic Achievement,” Econometrica, Vol. 73, No. 2 (March 2005), p. 417–458.

Robert Gordon, Thomas J. Kane, and Douglas O. Staiger, “Identifying Effective Teachers Using Performance on the Job,” Hamilton Project Discussion Paper, (March 2006), The Brookings Institution.

C. Clotfelter, H. Ladd, and J. Vigdor, “How and Why Do Teacher Credentials Matter for Student Achievement?” (2007b), National Center for the Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research; Clotfelter et al. (2007a).

Digital badges or “badges” support online learning environments to motivate and recognize achievement in professional learning communities.
Source: “Open Badges for Life Long Learning”. Mozilla Foundation.

The gamified applications engage and they are increasingly implanted in the educational and training sector.
Source: Gamification.org. “Moving Forward Learning Games”. MIT Education Arcade.

The ultimate in training is just-in-time or adaptive learning as well as the principles of interaction, usability and relevance.

Source: Lynda.com (tutorials, 4M members), Coursera (university courses, million participants), Khan Academy (academic lessons videos, 10M users).
Professionals of service sectors such as education, seeking to obtain credentials beyond formal studies, that give them more employability.
Source: S. Ewert and Kominski, R. (2012) “Mea-suring Alternative Educational Credentials”.