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Frontline Technologies Acquires Teachscape, Inc.

In a year where many more tech mergers could come, Frontline Technologies has been proactive in acquiring Teachscape, Inc. Frontline will be acquiring company assets and the customer base from Teachscape, Inc. Frontline Technologies is one of biggest leaders in K-12 EdTech and now it looks to combine a professional development solutions side creating a complete company geared towards the future of EdTech and how it’s used in the classroom.

“Teachscape is a professional development solutions provider for K-12 and higher education, adding expertise in observation training and assessment, evaluation management, comprehensive learning systems and video based learning tools to enhance Frontline's expanding professional growth and human resources solutions portfolio,” according to a recent press release.

"We are excited about the opportunities to further support educators across the country that come with joining Frontline Technologies' presence in the professional growth area,” said Andrew Morrison, CEO of Teachscape.

Some of the areas of focus under professional development will include professional growth management, evaluation, custom learning modules and the ability to assess impact to student outcomes.

The merge only means good things for educators who are looking for a little more help when it comes to integrating technology in the classroom and becoming a better teacher overall. It also wouldn’t be too farfetched to think that more of these mergers will be coming in 2016, which will allow students and teachers the ultimate access to the tools they need.

“Frontline Technologies remains rubric agnostic with solid partnerships including Stronge and Associates, an educational consulting company that focuses on teacher and leader effectiveness,” according to the release.

“However, the ability to offer multiple framework options, including Charlotte Danielson's Framework for Teaching, is a distinct advantage for Frontline Technologies customers. Input from Teachscape's sophisticated client base assists in the focus on design and implementation of best practice professional growth processes.”

It will be interesting to see how the merger works but it appears as if consumers will be the beneficiaries of the merge.

Update: Frontline will also be acquiring EDTRAININGCENTER and its extensive online training and content resource offerings for professional growth.

"The acquisition of EDTRAININGCENTER gives Frontline more than 350 hours of EDTRAININGCENTER’s vetted professional learning content, allowing customers to find relevant professional growth resources in one centralized place," according to an email from Frontline representatives. 

"We are very excited about the positive impact that these acquisitions will have on our ability to comprehensively serve customers in the professional growth space and beyond,"

This gives Frontline much more clout in the professional development market and is also good news for educators looking for a fully comprehensive professional development option.

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Article by Navindra Persaud, Education World Contributor






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