FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

 

Please consult our commonly asked questions and answers. if you don't see the information you are looking for, please contact us.

How does it all work?

A dedicated district portal is created by a ‘portal admin’, which gets embedded directly into your district website with one link (although it’s all stored on a secure server taking up no space or bandwith for you). You assign an administrator who monitors learning progress through a control management system. Only those you authorize to use the site have access. Educators take engagements whenever and wherever without any cost to the school or teacher.

What is an engagement?

Engagements are to an LES as 'courses' are to an LMS (Learning  Management System). Our focus is on making your personal and professional learning enjoyable. We know you have little time and we wish to make every second count. Our learning is also focused on helping you better make contact with your audience, thus our engagement is for you, our client, and for your client.

What is an LES?

A learning engagement system (LES) is similar to an LMS but more evolved in terms of the congruence between software and content. The software has many features that make multimedia and multimodal presentations available from outside consultants or within the school district.

Is TC PD really less expensive?

Yes. The goal is to save schools money while developing a new revenue stream to use to improve the quality of education. We encourage districts to build their library gradually over time at a fraction of the price of traditional PD.

How do districts earn money?

The average school administrator is solicited multiple times a week by a vendor looking to sell a product or service. Saving these admins time, we provide a simple packet that solicitors can use to sponsor courses. When you turn a solicitor into a sponsor, you earn revenue. Click here for district sponsor package.

What do administrators appreciate most about this model?

Feedback includes appreciation of the cost savings, the inclusion of teacher mental health, resources for parents, revenue generation, convenience, mandated training made interesting, the branded portals, and the ease of monitoring progress of learners.

Is the learning sustainable?

People do not learn with one exposure to new information, nor do they implement strategies without working through their own resistance. Our trainings are grounded in the paradoxical theory of change: nothing can be different until we first understand what it is. Our learning is geared toward intellectual and experiential learning, which is why we offer a combination of online learning, webinars, and coaching.

Does personal growth really matter?

Our research shows that over 97% of teachers agree with the idea that personal stress impacts work in the classroom. Understanding the rise in teacher stress and the decline in teacher longevity suggests that resiliency is key in sustaining good educators.

 

 

Is learning available for administrators and teachers?

All faculty will find engagements suited for them, ranging from legal fluency to ethical issues. All faculty will benefit from this platform because everybody needs support in some form with their personal and professional lives.

Keep your eye out for PriincipalCoach coming soon!

What is a hybrid model?

The most effective learning comes from a combination of online and real time training. This is why engagement creators (content experts) are available to learners through email, coaching, and webinars.

How do schools become the hub of community wellness?

Families are thrilled to have free resources provided by their school. Experts in parenting, relationships, health and other topics provide a simple and convenient method to receive help. Schools will become the hub of wellness for their community, helping bring families and educators together to serve the best interest of the child.

How easy is the site to use?

Educators and parents can take engagements on their computers, tablets, and phone no matter where they are. Engagements are brief, respectful of limited time and energy. Navigating the site is simple, with just three clicks to take a course.

What about learning communities?

The goal is to archive and share information so that educators can access and cross train with colleagues. Our social networking platform and shared content makes collaboration with those inside and outside your school simple.

Can I earn money by creating an engagement?

Yes. If you have expertise in a particular area, have a strong presentation style, and have the support of your district, you can create an engagement that gets approved for the general marketplace.

How do you work with sponsors?

We offer two options to businesses, organizations, and associations that work inside and out of education. The first option is to sponsor an engagement, portal, or training that reaches your target audience. You may also create a dedicated portal for your organization, which can be used to train staff or add a value for your education client.

How do school boards feel about sponsorship?

Schools have been increasing their creativity to secure outside funding for operations. With changes on the educational landscape, schools recognize that financial self-sufficiency is critical for a districts survival. Some districts have sought endowments to name stadiums and others post advertising in their gyms and on their outside signs. With TC, we insulate the students from advertisers, so there is no risk of polluting the school environment. And all our sponsors must adhere to our strict mission and vision of health and wellness.

Does the sponsorship model have any proof of concept?

There is a growing trend toward independent revenue streams for public school districts, who have to compete with privately owned Charter Schools and evaporating state/ federal funding. As a result, districts have turned to help from the for-profit sector, which is an 80 billion dollar industry (education business). Here are some articles on the topic:

https://apnews.com/206064d6a56d43a7a7948956f9f51686/your-stadium-here-public-schools-cash-naming-rights

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/02/opinion/sunday/mother-nature-is-brought-to-you-by.html?ref=todayspaper&_r=1

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/17/education/texas-schools-turn-to-ads-in-search-of-needed-money.html

http://www.educationworld.com/a_admin/admin/admin083.shtml