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Supporting the Professional Growth of Novice Teachers

By: MaryBeth Crissman Date: May 24, 2016

No one expects a college athlete to perform with the same skill, knowledge, and insight as a professional athlete who has been in the big leagues for a few years. Real-world experience is an invaluable step in learning a craft, and it’s not something that can simply be taught. One has to fully experience the […]

5 Ways to Improve Principal Preparation of Tomorrow

By: MaryBeth Crissman Date: May 03, 2016

Teacher training and preparedness is often the focus of most conversations about school quality. When schools are performing well, it is the teachers that are praised for their dedication and effectiveness. And when a school is doing poorly, it is the teachers that bear the brunt of the blame.  In reality, a school’s successes or […]

What Makes a High-Performing Teacher Professional Learning System?

By: MaryBeth Crissman Date: March 24, 2016

A recent study released by Learning First has revealed some compelling trends that are common amongst high-performing teacher professional learning systems across the globe. Shanghai, Singapore, Hong Kong, and British Columbia were revealed to be high-performing education systems with their students performing at levels of 1 to 3 years beyond that of their global counterparts. […]

Taking the Discomfort Out of District Growth

By: MaryBeth Crissman Date: January 29, 2016

One of the things that Truenorthlogic does best is accommodate for growth. Our professional development and evaluation solutions allow schools and districts to grow and develop their teacher and administrator body without sacrificing usability or quality. Because our solutions aren’t one size fits all, districts like Brevard Public Schools in Florida have been able to […]

What Matters Most

By: MaryBeth Crissman Date: January 19, 2016

“Technology does come into play for Professional Development. Teachers and staff expect a certain experience online. They expect it to be personalized, and they expect it to be highly engaging. And we need to provide that for them.” “As a former teacher, I know how important it is to get meaningful Professional Development, and Truenorthlogic […]

Every Student Succeeds Act: What this means for teacher evaluations

By: Caroline Wynne Date: December 11, 2015

Yesterday, President Obama signed an overhaul of No Child Left Behind called the Every Student Succeeds Act. This comes after the House of Representatives and Senate voted to pass the overhaul. The original No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) emphasized standardized testing and consequences for states and schools that performed poorly. The law was widely […]

Truenorthlogic receives national awards

By: Hugh Fournier Date: December 07, 2015

And the winner is…Truenorthlogic! At Truenorthlogic, we work hard every day to build solutions to support K-12 educators’ professional growth. It’s rewarding when our solutions receive recognition for their effectiveness. We’re proud to announce that Truenorthlogic has recently received recognition from several prestigious national outlets. Here’s a quick re-cap of our latest awards: Truenorthlogic’s solutions […]

Reaching New Heights at National User Group

By: Caroline Wynne Date: November 10, 2015

“Believe you can and you’re half way there.” – Theodore Roosevelt Our school district clients are dealing with educator effectiveness and professional growth initiatives that can sometimes cause them to feel like they’re climbing a mountain. The goal of the Truenorthlogic 2015 National User Group Meeting was to help them feel like they’re not alone […]

True Partnership to Create a Professional Growth System

By: Caroline Wynne Date: October 27, 2015

How Pasco County Schools and Truenorthlogic successfully work together Background Pasco County Schools is located just north of Tampa and serves Pasco County, including New Port Richey and Land O’ Lakes, Florida. Its 89 schools employ over 5,000 classroom teachers, serving over 71,000 students across the county. As stated in its Strategic Plan, the District’s […]

Will teacher evaluations tied to student test scores falter?

By: Caroline Wynne Date: October 08, 2015

The Obama administration announced in 2011 it would award waivers under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) to states that agreed to adopt certain education initiatives, such as tying teacher evaluations to student test scores. In exchange, states would get flexibility from some of the core tenets of the law, such as the requirement […]