TEAMS: The Evaluations and Assets Management System

TEAMS is the industry’s most comprehensive Teacher, Principal and Staff evaluation (TPSE) platform. School divisions utilize TEAMS to manage the entire TPSE business process and to offer integrated Professional Development (PD) for Teachers and School Leaders to improve their effectiveness and accountability.

Flexible Framework
TEAMS is designed to be flexible in all aspects of Teacher, Principal, Staff Evaluations (TPSE) and PD. TEAMS offers several evaluation models including Charlotte Danielson, MSDE, VDOE and the CCSSO’ PSEL for school leaders. In addition, TEAMS can accommodate multiple measures for both Professional Practice and Student Growth aspects of Evaluations.

Search Hub
Powered by a superfast search engine, TEAMS allows users to search for content stored in Assets Hub very quickly, using any key words. Robust search features allow users to quickly and easily access resources. Enter a key term or select a library and easily browse or download thousands of your district's resources in just a few clicks. TEAMS also uses the Artificial Intelligence (AI) based search engine in unique ways to auto-correlate observation text to evaluation criteria and enable evaluators to score and complete their observations in record time.

Assets Hub
TEAMS provides districts the opportunity to store their own PD assets or tag and utilize assets from their state or third-party providers. Metadata fields tailored to the district’s criteria helps content specialists easily tag resources and publish them. Integration with Evaluations Hub identifies the best PD resources for professional growth. Districts can also choose to store tagged instructional content in Assets Hub.

Reports Hub
TEAMS offers dashboards that display current status of evaluations for all stakeholders in the process, District Administrators, School Administrators and Teachers (Evaluees). Several reports (that can be easily customized) are available out-of-the-box. A dynamic, easy to use longitudinal reporting system is also included. Users can look at historical trends, perform comparative and what-if analysis on various aspects of evaluations at all levels, including an individual teacher.

Evaluations Hub
TEAMS offers robust, easy to use evaluations tools. It includes formal observations, informal walkthroughs, collection and scoring; student growth measures (SLOs) definition, data collection and scoring; collaboration amongst evaluators, district administrators to schedule and manage observations; artifacts storage, processing and a whole lot more. It allows school districts to manage the entire evaluation process saving significant time for the evaluators while maintaining transparency and enabling a true collaboration between the evaluators and evaluees.

Professional Development
School Districts have recognized the need to offer PD to help educators improve and not just provide them a score on their evaluation. TEAMS provides them the platform to do that and more. It automatically displays PD content mapped to specific evaluation criteria and it allows evaluators to select the most optimal content. Evaluees are able to review the content and provide feedback on the quality and usability of the content in the classroom, enabling the most productive use of PD and feedback to the Evaluators.

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Continuous Improvement

TEAMS includes a Professional Development (PD) recommendation engine that identifies appropriate PD content based on evaluation outcomes. PD content can be assigned by supervisors (evaluators), and teachers and principals can preview the content and commit to completing them. PD content usage is tracked and its users can provide reflections and star ratings. Supervisors have the ability to revisit/re-observe the evaluee to analyze the impact of the PD in their classroom. School districts can offer PD content from their own content libraries or from the TEAMS PD content repository, which links to high quality, standards aligned content from TEAM’S partners. School districts can also include links to other sites for mandated, licensure requirements.

This full life-cycle management of PD content identification, assignment, review, feedback and the ability to readily measure the impact offers the best quality continuous improvement opportunity for teachers and principals. And our testimonials show that the users love it!

Testimonials

When launched in Maryland’s Charles County Public Schools, the implementation of TEAMS was lauded "A Paradigm Shift in the Evaluations Process, one that I have not seen in my 35+ years in US Education"Dr. Jack Smith Superintendent, Maryland’s Interim State Superintendent of Schools.
Insystech is fully committed to customizing TEAMS to ensure that both the model and the process meets the division’s unique requirements. When implemented in Virginia’s Fauquier County Schools, the Insystech team was given kudos for, “Being open minded, flexible to customize the application to meet our exact requirements” Dr. Sandra Mitchell Assistant Superintendent , Fauquier’s Assistant Superintendent of Instruction
“I truly believe this will be the game changer in teacher, principal evaluations, I wish this system was around when I was a Teacher” said,Ms. Amy Hollstein Deputy Superintendent , Deputy Superintendent, Charles County Public Schools, MD
“This application streamlines the evaluation process is a way that has never been utilized before by other companies. It not only saves me time by automatically scoring evaluations throughout the process, but also links the results of the evaluation with professional development feedback on requirements specific to Illinois” said,Dr. Larry BeattieSuperintendent, Superintendent Prairie Du Rocher School District, IL
“I was pleasantly surprised at the ease with which Insystech adapted TEAMS to meet the CCSSO PSEL Standards for School Leaders Evaluation.”Mr. David VolrathExecutive Director, Executive Director, Division of Academic Policy and Innovation, Maryland State Department of Education
Our principals have already saved a lot of time in managing the teachers SLO creation process. And I am certain we will save a lot more time with the scores being computed automatically and presented, rather than them having to manage everything in spreadsheets.Mr. Cliff EichelDirector of Research & Assessment, Charles County Public Schools, MD

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Events

TEAMS launches Version 10.0.1 for School Year 2021-22 with great new features.

September 15, 2019: Insystech and PCG will introduce TEAMS along with the PCG Pepper Program to the State Department of Nevada.

June 11-12, 2019: TEAMS participated in the Discover Conference for Central Illinois in Vandalia with attendance from educators across Central Illinois. This was the first time that Teach Illinois and the TEAMS partnership were presented to the public. Over 2000 attendees were present.

June 5, 2019: TEAMS presented to 100+ Principals the new and revised TEAMS Observation and Assets Platform at the request of the Regional Office of Education Director Annette Hartlieb for ROE 3 in Illinois.

Partners

TEAMS integration with Pepper offers a way for users to utilize a variety of features between the two systems, such as resource recommendations, content libraries, workshops, badges, credentialing based on staff evaluations, and more. SOLUTION OWNERSHIP ASSIGNED TO PUBLIC CONSULTING GROUP (PCG).

TeachIllinois and TEAMS work together to bring you the best PD resource catalog available to the state of IL, which can be utilized by other districts around the country. Paired with the TEAMS resource suggestion features, the two systems are brought together to suggest the most useful resources based on the standards that were observed.

Insystech has partnered with ASCD, the world-renowned organization that specializes in Professional Development (PD) for Teachers and Administrators.  Through this partnership Insystech can offer the extensive PD content available in PDInfocus and PDOnline from ASCD as content libraries in TEAMS Assets Hub.

Through its partnership with IL ASCD, Insystech will bring in the valuable PD content and experts in evaluations, classroom observations and walkthroughs to assist the school districts in successfully engaging with their teachers, school leaders and supporting them to be successful.  These experts are life-long educators with expert knowledge about state and local education agency regulations and extensive experience working with teachers, leaders in IL school districts.

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About TEAMS

TEAMS (The Evaluations and Assets Management System) is comprised of a team of educators, software developers, and school administrators who work around the clock to improve the administrative and instructional processes of schools. With a heavy rapport of clientele in the education software market, TEAMS brings forth the knowledge, skill, and toolset needed to provide schools with the utmost care and support that they deserve.

We truly believe that by offering opportunities for Teachers and their Evaluators to Collaborate and Interact with each other during the evaluation process and by making the whole process “transparent” and “easy to understand”, the Teachers would buy-in to the process more readily. In addition, by providing PD opportunities to teachers in observed evaluation criteria, their confidence will improve and they will deliver their instruction in more effective ways to enable “every child” in their classroom learn the content effectively.