Today, we are excited to announce the launch of The Graide Network blog! Our blog is intended to be a resource for teachers, schools, universities, education students, parents and anyone interested in the service we offer as well as the rapidly expanding role of technology in education. What is The Graide Network?
The Graide Network is a gift for the entire educational community. We provide busy teachers with an extra hand for grading and providing thorough feedback for their students in the form of college-level education students, eager for the experience. For teachers, the resource we offer gives them more time to focus on the most important aspects of their job that only they can do: plan innovative lessons, implement differentiated instruction, and interact with their students. For education students, this tool allows them the unique opportunity to engage with and critique actual student work in preparation for student teaching in a classroom environment.
Our Proven Formula
This past spring, we ran our first pilot program. We connected teachers from Arizona, Colorado, New York and Virginia with teaching assistants from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Education and the University of Michigan School of Education. Of the teachers who used The Graide Network, 100% gave our “Graiders” perfect scores on depth of feedback, said would refer us to a colleague, and either already reused our service or expressed interest in doing so when school resumes in the fall. On the other side, the Graiders in our pilot praised the valuable, hands-on experience that will directly impact their future careers. These motivated aspiring teachers loved seeing what students can do and helping them learn.
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