Chicago, Illinois - December 18, 2023; Screencastify, the leading end-to-end video creation platform, today announced its partnership with Modern Classrooms Project, a nonprofit organization that empowers educators to build classrooms that respond to every student’s needs. Screencastify’s video creation tools will enable MCP educators with fresh resources to improve teaching outcomes and fuel the future of K-12 learning.
The partnership provides all educators who are enrolled in Modern Classrooms Project’s Virtual Mentorship Program with unlimited premium access to Screencastify, helping more teachers open new possibilities by creating dynamic, differentiated instruction and student-centered learning.
Screencastify, an original video creation tool via internet browser, has become an end-to-end platform that makes recording, editing, sharing, assessing, and viewing video simple and accessible, so anyone can become a more effective communicator. Nearly 13 million users worldwide have used Screencastify to make nearly 500 million videos since 2016.
“Screencastify has always had a singular goal of empowering teachers and students of all kinds to improve learning through the power of video,” said Vishal Shah, CEO of Screencastify. “This next evolution of our partnership with Modern Classrooms Project ensures that teachers and mentors within their program will have full access to our entire suite of creative tools to create the best video possible for students. We’re excited to continue to build on our partnership with Modern Classrooms Project and do our part in building the modern classroom — and helping shape the classroom of the future.”
Modern Classrooms Project is a nonprofit organization that leads a movement of educators in implementing video to drive blended instruction in a self-paced, mastery-based instructional model that leverages technology to foster human connection, authentic learning, and social-emotional growth. Modern Classrooms Project has trained and certified over 700 Expert Mentors and Distinguished Educators who implement its instructional model effectively in classrooms all around the world.
“Anyone who has spent time in the classroom knows that the task at hand perpetually feels unconquerable. But one place to start is in equipping educators with new methods that fundamentally restructure how they use space and time in the classrooms,” said Kareem Farah, CEO and co-founder of Modern Classrooms Project. According to a 2021 survey, Modern Classrooms Project has helped 85% of teachers enjoy teaching more and feel more optimistic about their future in education, and has made 72% more likely to continue teaching as a career. “With our partnership with Screencastify, the Modern Classrooms Project is investing in supporting teachers and unleashing their capacity."
The partnership puts simple yet powerful video creation tools into the hands of leading K-12 educators who will implement the classroom of the future.
“Screencastify is very intuitive. So, going into the Modern Classrooms Project mentoring program having already used Screencastify, it just made the assignments flow seamlessly,” said Cecelia Gillam, teacher at St. Charles Parish School Board and MCP expert mentor.
In 2021, Screencastify used $25,000 to recognize and sponsor 50 educators to learn the nonprofit organization’s innovative and research-backed instructional model. Each educator chosen was given the opportunity to learn how to use instructional videos to carry on Modern Classrooms Project’s mission to improve learning outcomes for every student and give them more control over their own education.
“Screencastify does a really great job of giving students the flexibility to pause and rewind the video and make notes … and give them a sense of control of their own pace of learning,” said Monte Woodard, Science Teacher at The Field School in Washington, D.C. and MCP expert mentor.
Screencastify has remained laser focused on helping empower K-12 educators with the right tools to implement blended and hybrid classroom environments that are necessary today. Screencastify is used by educators in more than 70% of U.S. school districts.
Established in 2016, Screencastify is the leading end-to-end video creation platform that makes recording, editing, sharing, assessing, and viewing video more simple for everyone. Tens of millions of people in more than 190 countries use Screencastify to record and edit on-demand video. Used in education, business, and for personal creation, Screencastify provides an accessible way for anyone to create video that saves time, expands their reach, and brings a new level of clarity to their communication. For more information please visit https://www.screencastify.com/
About Modern Classrooms Project
The Modern Classrooms Project (MCP) is a nonprofit organization founded and led by former K-12 educators. MCP empowers educators to meet every learner's needs through blended, self-paced, mastery-based instruction, and has supported over 65,000 educators worldwide. Only 19% of educators in traditional classrooms report having time for one-on-one and small-group instruction while 86% of Modern Classrooms educators are able to work closely with each of their students during class, because of the way they use technology in their classrooms.