|Headquarters||Oakland, California, United States|
|Key people||Patricia Wasley|
|Alexa rank||43,464 (April 2015[update])|
Launched in 2011, Teaching Channel is a multi-platform service delivering professional development videos for teachers over the Internet and on television. In addition to showcasing inspiring teachers in videos, Teaching Channel also hosts a community for educators to share ideas, best practices and enhance their knowledge.
The stated mission of Teaching Channel is to revolutionize how teachers learn, connect, and inspire each other to improve the outcomes for all students in America. To accomplish this, Teaching Channel has established three goals:
- Build teacher-driven professional learning
- Deepen and improve opportunities for teacher learning
- Elevate and celebrate teachers in our society
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation provided a $3.5 million grant to help fund the educational service. To connect and show support for the education community, Teaching Channel held a weeklong giveaway during Teacher Appreciation Week (May 7–11).
Topics and subjects covered
Videos on the site are categorized in several ways: by grade level, by subject area, including Math, English Language Arts (ELA), Science and History, and by topic. The topic list includes: planning, class culture, behavior, engagement, differentiation, assessment, collaboration, common core, new teachers, and celebrating teachers.
Teaching Channel also partners with other innovative companies to deliver videos on new topics. They teamed up with Common Sense Media  to develop a series of 9 videos covering digital literacy and the ELA Common Core Standards.
Teaching Channel's videos are used by many teachers, schools and school districts around the country to enhance professional development.
Teaching Channel Presents
Teaching Channel Presents is the title of the weekly broadcast show that airs on public television stations across the country. Each hour-long episode features some of the videos from Teaching Channel’s website.
Online community size and makeup
The online community for Teaching Channel is a forum for teachers where they can reach out to other educators to get guidance on teaching methods, strategies, lesson plans and curriculum. Currently there are over 700,000 members of the community, made up of teachers, administrators, coaches, and educational support personnel.
In early 2013, Teaching Channel launched a new Q&A section that allows teachers to ask questions and get advice from other educators.
Notes and references
- "Teaching Channel Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-03-14.
- "About Us Teaching Channel". Teaching Channel.
- Teaching Channel Goals
- Grant from The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
- National Education Association Supports Teacher Appreciation Week
- Common Sense Media
- Videos of Top Teachers Explaining Their Craft, The Lede Blog, NYTimes.com
- Teaching Channel Community
- TEACHING MATTERS newsletter, U.S. Department of Education