Research identifies six critical features that need to be in place in order to increase teacher effectiveness. The Hoot Education Solution includes all six of the features:
The Hoot Platform
The Hoot Education Solution™ allows a teacher to participate in a personalized learning experience, mentored by an expert coach, and supported by a team of other teachers who work together as a professional learning community.
Our solution replaces in-person coaching, ineffective one-size-fits-all workshops, and eliminates the large costs associated with travel and down time for these activities.
The Hoot Education Solution allows for regularly scheduled face-to-face video observations and conferences in which the coach and teacher problem-solve around children's behavioral and learning problems. Through these interactions, teachers learn to:
Becoming a highly effective teacher is a lifelong process that requires much more than a teaching certificate. It requires on-going, job-embedded professional development and support over the long haul.
6 Critical Features
The Hoot Education™ methodology and solution was developed and tested in an iterative process through federally funded, scientific randomized control trials conducted at SMU’s Institute for Evidence-Based Education (IEBE). This iterative R&D process grounds Hoot Education on a solid research, providing a significant advantage in the educational professional development space. Hoot Education, Inc. will, with SMU’s IEBE, commercialize the Virtual Coach methodology and content.