The goal of our integration and channel partnerships is to create a "one-stop-shop" for our customers to make it easier for them to get to all their vendor applications through a common portal. Our partnership with PowerSchool has opened the door for every PowerSchool customer to more conveniently access the great EI courses and content, then have the completion data populate in their PowerSchool Professional Learning tracking system. In addition, for many customers the PowerSchool partnership streamlined the decision and buying process enabling them to couple EI’s great online PD content, with PowerSchool who already provides them with so many other high quality SaaS applications.
Through a joint partnership with renowned trauma expert, Heather T. Forbes , we created the Trauma-Informed Online Academy, a popular series of courses and videos designed exclusively for schools. This content has been used in countless school systems to help them implement trauma-informed practices and dive deeper into the Classroom 180 Framework. According to Heather Forbes, "One and done workshops just aren’t enough to create real change in our schools. That’s why I’ve put so much time and energy into working with Educational Impact to develop more than 70 hours of online videos and courses for school wide trauma-informed training."
Many of the consultants at Tigris Solutions are former members of the Danielson Group, and experts on the Framework for Teaching. When school systems wanted blended solutions, EI partnered with Stef Hite and the great folks from Tigris to deliver a combination of face-to-face and online professional development that leveraged the incredible knowledge of the Tigris staff. With hundreds of EI videos showing the Framework components in action in real classrooms, teachers were able to better understand how to go from theory to practice.
Our friends at Teaching Learning Solutions have extensive experience in creating and implementing teacher and school leadership evaluation systems. Their observer calibration, results analysis, and coaching often requires the use of high quality professionally filmed classroom examples. EI and Teaching Learning Solutions have successfully worked together with numerous large school systems to deliver observer calibration that use EI’s full length classroom videos.
The impressive team at SFS have formed a regional powerhouse to support the teacher evaluation needs of clients both inside of their home state of Indiana, and throughout the United States. Our seamless integration allows SFS customers that use their teacher evaluation system to prescribe EI’s professional development courses and content based on the teacher’s evaluation results. SFS customers make extensive use of our engaging PD courses that aligned to both the Indiana Rise and Danielson Framework.
Heather T. Forbes, LCSW shares her first hand experience partnering with EI.