TEACHINGpoint course materials have been designed to be flexible and economical. This is a site for teachers, administrators, schools and districts. It is not intended for use by students (except for the purchase of student books when necessary). Note: eBook review copies are available upon request to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Feature Description Comparison page may be helpful in your purchasing decision Also, check the purchase requirements for educators
Sample of printed notebook pictured at right – course cover and contents will vary depending upon the subject ordered. Full text samples are available upon request.
Version options: 1) eBook only which contains downloadable files, and 2) Printed Teacher Manual (CD has been replaced by downloadable files)
Course Length: Please check each course description in the online catalog for length of each course (semester, full-year, two-years IB).
Pricing: For pricing check the bottom of individual course pages.
Licensing: Teacher Manuals are for single classroom use only (in your classroom with your students only) with permission to use electronic files on 3 devices. Duplication for an entire school, school system or commercial purposes is strictly forbidden without written permission from the publisher. To share with another teacher, administrator or other school system employee, you must purchase additional licenses. Copying any or part of the product, materials and placing on the internet or sharing via electronic transmission, in any form (even a personal/classroom website) is strictly forbidden and is a violation of the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act).
The Teacher’s printed edition includes:
- Introduction and Use of Materials
- Syllabus and Daily Pacing Guide and Comprehensive Daily Lesson Plans
- Daily Class Note Reference Copies (typically editable PowerPoints
- Teacher Version of Student Activity Book or Lab Manual with Answers
- Assessments with Answers
- Assessments without answers
- Student Book without answers
eBook version of Teacher Manual, delivered while you wait for arrival of the printed edition, includes these downloadable files:
- Class Notes to display for your students (with very few exceptions, course materials include editable PowerPoint versions of the Class Notes, if not, then a PDF version)
- All assessments are provided in editable text files
- Student Activity Book or Lab Manual to print the number of copies you designate for your students (only). Average page count is 200-500 pages (specific counts are listed on the website course pages).
When you have placed your order, email email@example.com to request a password request form for the protected electronic files.
This 1) helps us verify that the educator asking for the password is the one who ordered the material; 2) verifies that you have received the material in good condition; 3) that, if you have purchased a subscription edition that you agree to the license renewal requirement (classroom sets have no expiration or renewal requirement); 4) enroll you for mentoring teacher access that comes with your purchase; and 5) insures that we have a reliable email address at which we can notify you of updates, enrichments and other matters of interest to users.
The subscription versions (eBook and printed teacher edition subscription) are due for renewal at the end of the term, which is either a school year or a two-year term (for IB titles) from delivery. After the end of the subscription term, due to copyright and intellectual property rights, neither the electronic or printed materials may be used until either a subscription renewal or a minimum 25 printed student books (an upgrade to a class set with pertpetual license where no renewal is necessary) are purchased.
eBook or printed editions may be ordered separately in any number with accompanying teacher manual order. The printed editions can be bound in one of two ways as either consumables or non-consumables based on your preference (click here for details).
You may upgrade to a class set version by ordering 25 or more pre-printed student books and receive $100 USD credit (not including any shipping charges) toward that purchase based on your previous purchase of a teacher edition subscription version through the end of the current subscription period. The advantage: Class sets comes with a perpetual license which does not require renewal (except for new books or updated editions) and reduces printing.
Subscriptions do not require the purchase of pre-printed student activity books (you print yourself from downloadable files) and therefore can be purchased at a lower price. On the flip side, classroom sets deliver all your student books pre-printed and do not require subscription renewal. The subscription editions allow printing from the electronic files of the student materials including the activity book and, like many software and database subscriptions, are as a result annually renewable. When purchasing the subscription edition license you agree to the period of use (1 year for non-IB materials, 2-years for IB materials). If you will be using the materials in succeeding school years, you will agree to renew the materials until you discontinue use or upgrade to a class set. With renewal, depending upon which version you purchase, you will receive a continued access to the files and renewed mentoring teacher email access.
FUNDING FOR PURCHASE
TEACHINGpoint instructional support course material and Mentoring Teacher Program qualify for funding, beyond departmental budgets in most countries as professional development or instructional support materials. In the U.S., for instance, there are many sources for funding Teaching Point Instructional Support Materials and Mentoring Teacher Program in schools including but not limited to: ESSA Title I, 5 to 10% of which can be used for professional development, for which Teaching Point materials qualify; and Title IIa, Improving Teacher Quality State Grants, which is 100% for professional development of teachers or Title 5 Innovative Programs (speak to your School District Federal Funds Director); Carl Perkins Foundation, Tech Prep Consortia, Comprehensive School Reform Grants, Achievement Zone, Gates Foundation, RTI Funds, Workforce Development Grants, State and Federal Grant Funds, Milton Foundation, and Race to the Top, Professional Development funds; New Teacher funds; School Improvement funds; Comprehensive School Reform funding; local, state, regional or national educational foundations.