NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, the country’s oldest university-based school of pedagogy, selected HotChalk’s technology-enabled platform for its residency-based teacher education program.

The Embedded Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education (EMAT) program – announced in conjunction with the National Education Week conference in December 2015 – would enable students to earn a graduate degree by combining online coursework with immersive on-site experiences in high-need urban schools.

The first partner school networks are Great Oaks Charter Schools and Brooklyn Prospect Charter School. The schools are in Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, and New York.

Our technology will enable rigorous analytics designed to support, term after term, a continuous cycle of measuring, learning, and adapting to improve educational outcomes for students and teachers alike. In addition, NYU Steinhardt faculty will support and mentor EMAT students, known as resident interns, by using an online video observation and collaboration tool from New Orleans-based startup Torsh, Inc.

HotChalk CEO Edward M. Fields said, “We are proud to support an outstanding institution with such a clear vision and commitment to educational outcomes. This is exactly what the HotChalk platform is designed to do: create a scalable, data-driven environment for learning that can be tailored and adapted over time and in real time to drive success across different geographies and schools.”

At the conference, Joe Ross, chief strategy officer, talked about five things that HotChalk believes:

  • Scaling at 1:15 x100
  • Professors matter
  • Degrees matter
  • Data matters
  • Online success = offline impact

“Now more than ever, teachers matter, and we especially need brand new teachers to be excellent on day one,” Fields said.

District and Charter Administrators: Learn more about the Embedded MAT and residency-based partnerships with NYU Steinhardt and HotChalk.


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