Teaching with Grace Selected as a Finalist in the 2023 EdTech Awards

April 7, 2023

Reach Every Reader’s prototype of an AI-powered virtual classroom, Teaching with Grace, was recently named a finalist in EdTech Digest’s 2023 EdTech Awards in the category ‘Professional Development Learning Solution.’

Teaching with Grace explores how technology can facilitate the development of teaching expertise for inclusive classrooms. This innovative tool provides a consequence-free, data-rich virtual environment for novice and experienced teachers to practice listening to students and responding to specific student learning strengths and needs. Without the constraint of time that comes with teaching in a real classroom, teachers can test out different skills, and practice them multiple times (start over, pause, try again) to gain greater automaticity with constructing effective high quality feedback. Teaching with Grace supports the development of adaptive teaching expertise needed to respond to the wide range of learning differences students bring to their learning. AI enables teachers to receive in-the-moment visualizations of data on student variance and their teaching responses.

Teaching with Grace was also awarded $22,000 from the CUNY initiative, Computing Integrated Teacher Education, to develop a computational thinking task to support teachers in learning state computational thinking standards and developing pedagogy to nurture P-12 student thinking skills.