Connecting US Teachers Online
By Dr. Marciene Mattleman
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – With US students ranking 14th in reading, 17th in science and 25th in math out of 34 countries, Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), challenged the technology industry to help teachers.
Louise Rogers, CEO of TSL Education, a United Kingdom-based company that has created an online global dialogue among teachers about best lessons and practices with nearly two million members in 197 countries, responded to Weingarten’s call.
In June, Share My Lesson, an online portal was unveiled that U.S. teachers can access free of charge, expected to contain more than 100,000 user-generated materials. The AFT and TSL have pledged $10 million to develop the site.
With the motto, ‘By teachers, for teachers,” more than 200 U.S. teachers helped review and prepare materials which should be ready for use in August for grades K-12 including a wide range of high school activities to ensure interactive learning.