Boxlight Corporation (Nasdaq: BOXL), a leading provider of interactive technology, digital signage, and software solutions, today announces that Boxlight-EOS Professional Development Services has been approved as a Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) by the New York State Education Department (NYSED).
Professional teaching and leader certificates must be registered every five years with NYSED, which requires 100 hours of CTLE. As an approved Sponsor, New York educators can now receive CTLE credit for attending any of Boxlight-EOS’ on-line, on-site and hybrid professional development courses.
Boxlight-EOS met or exceeded applicable requirements as defined in the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education to earn State Education Department (SED) approval. Requirements include that CTLE activities increase educators’ content knowledge and skills needed to provide rigorous, developmentally appropriate instructional strategies; meet the diverse needs of students; create supportable and equitable learning environments; and engage with parents, families, and the community as active partners in children’s education, among other criteria.
Boxlight-EOS instructors also had to be “specially qualified authorities in activities directed at developing and enhancing a teacher’s performance.” Boxlight-EOS must regularly review and evaluate instructor effectiveness in delivering professional development courses and training.
“We are excited to expand the PD opportunities we can provide to New York State educators as a CTLE sponsor,” said Dr. Alex Leis, CEO of Boxlight-EOS. “From increasing efficiency and skills using Microsoft 365 and Google for Education, to best practices for incorporating educational technology in the classroom, our PD opportunities have never been more relevant to the needs of educators heading back to the classroom.”
“Our mission here at Boxlight is to provide our educators with a rich knowledge of our Education Technology Solutions that will pertain to their school districts goals,” stated Michele Gill Conte, Boxlight VP Sales Northeast. “We strongly believe in Professional Development to enhance educator experience in the classroom, which is included with many of our ed tech solutions. We have taken it further to ensure that our educators are getting CTLE credits for the professional development services we offer.”
For more information on CTLE requirements, visit NYSED.gov.
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