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.
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 Platform
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.
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:
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: