One of the biggest things that most companies fail to do with professional learning programs is to document the progress of the individuals taking part in the program. Edified is one platform that has solved this issue in a variety of ways, first, by creating content courses that are smaller, bite sized chunks, which allow teachers and staff to start and complete a task in a short period of time. Second, Edified has set up a system where participants immediately apply what they have learned by producing a digital artifact, which is quickly evaluated and provides feedback to the participant. Lastly, Edified provides a system that has multiple paths for participants to follow, allowing them to have a choice in the professional learning process and documenting these paths with digital badges which makes the process even easier for schools and districts to document.
Technology in the classroom has the ability to improve and transform the way teachers teach. Despite having a world of information at our fingertips, as we add more technology, we also add more complexity for our teachers to navigate. Edified has given teaching staff the ability to hone their skills with multiple technologies on a single website at their own pace. I can create individualized learning paths for each teacher based on the technology in their classroom while tracking and reporting on their progress and successes. I am very pleased that my teachers have access to the focused professional development they need with Edified. Perhaps the best part is that they have unlimited access to an enormous catalog of training material at a fraction of the cost of one-time in-person training that used to keep them away from the classroom. I’m grateful that my district invested in the technology and our investment in Edified has ensured that my teachers are empowered to use it all effectively.
"Edified offers users a multitude of tutorials, guides and tips for using the new SMART Boards. Teachers of any content area can learn from the online curriculum to advance their use of the many features available with the new SMART Boards. As the site technology coordinator, I have appreciated the varied topics that support teachers with different levels of technology experience. Teachers can return to Edified to learn something new or review a tool anytime, at their own pace. Edified is a very helpful learning option!"
Edified has proven to be the ideal platform for our growing professional development needs. The district now has the ability to integrate these varied courses into individual learning paths for each teacher or staff member depending on their role and the technologies in their classroom. Also critical to our decision was Edified’s ability to easily track teacher hours invested in professional development and the badges and certificates earned by completing courses. Edified automatically sends us reports to help us ensure that everyone is on track. Support from Edified has been excellent. We are planning a rollout of an additional 1000 SMART interactive displays and we are committed to Edified through 2027 as an important part of ensuring the success of this deployment.