Through its platform, Hourglass Education Technology Solutions, LLC facilitates data-driven decision-making by combining intuitive data insights with a low-barrier user interface. This propels educator and student growth by providing objective educator and student data in a centralized dashboard, along with targeted prompts that direct users to related applications that enable growth-focused activities and workflows. Further, Hourglass Education Technology Solutions, LLC’s applications work together in a continuously cyclical way. One application enables the seamless collection of educator observation data, which allows for a starting point for the rest of the application suite.
“Based on observation data, growth areas are identified, and educators begin a cycle of goal planning and execution, wherein they connect with instructional coaches and other support team members,” Roll adds. Along the way, as goal planning and execution data are collected, an educator’s support team offers helpful interventions, and the application serves up targeted real-time professional learning resources. All of these applications are connected to a powerful dashboard that displays the most salient data points in easy-to-consume widgets so an educator—be they a school leader, an instructional coach, or a teacher—can confidently decide on where to focus his/her time. Additionally, a set of connected communication tools allow users to interact with colleagues, coaches, and leaders as they progress on their individual growth journeys.