Better Learning Outcomes

Maybe you are already considering using videos of teaching in your professional development plans but feel overwhelmed by how to begin, worried about the limited time you and your teachers have to devote to figuring out a new system. Maybe video coaching already plays a role in developing your teachers, but you suspect it could be more effective. Maybe you’re somewhere in between. Wherever you are, this playbook will help you make and implement a plan for how to best use video-powered professional learning with your teachers. If you’re just getting started, our learning program will help you get up and running quickly and successfully, providing insight into techniques that can be used to deepen the learning teachers get from video-based professional learning. It will also expand your thinking about the types of strategies that can be used with a video platform and the opportunities they afford you and your teachers. But first, it’s important to have a clear sense of the goals in mind.

Focus: BETTER STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES The Program will help teachers use Edtech for enhancing student learning. The book 'Evidence Of Practice - Adam Geller, will help you adapt video-powered professional learning and prepare you to be a future-ready teacher.

* Edthena is the award-winning classroom observation platform for using teaching videos as part of professional development. Teachers upload classroom videos to share with colleagues who leave timestamped comments. Edthena also offers specialized collaboration tools to help organizations implement best practices for video-based professional learning.
VIDEO-POWERED PROFESSIONAL LEARNING STRATEGIES Strategy 1 Classroom Tour Strategy; 2 Self-Interview Strategy; 3 Example Analysis Strategy; 4 Pre-Teach Strategy; 5 Video Observation Self-Reflection Partner-Supported Reflection; Strategy 6 Skill Building Sequence Strategy; 7 Video Learning Community Strategy; 8 Virtual Walk-Through Strategy; 9 Video Rounds Strategy; 10 Longer-Range Reflection Strategy; 11 Iterative Investigation Strategy; 12 Online Lesson Study.
”Video can dramatically accelerate professional learning in schools. A primary reason is that video helps educators get a clear picture of reality, which should be an important point of departure for any learning–to move forward, we need to know where we are”. JIM KNIGHT, University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning.

”Educators will appreciate that the authors tackle the issue of trust-building while at the same time providing best practice and practical examples that promote successful implementation. An important tool that belongs in every school’s professional library.” STEPHANIE HIRSH, Executive Director at Learning Forward
Opportunities when observing via video vs. on-site 
Video-based observation of teachingOn-site, live observation of teaching
The teaching can be reviewed again and again, and by multiple viewers, to challenge initial biases or perceptions.
The moment is frozen.
No opportunity to review the teaching to challenge initial biases or perceptions. The moment has passed.
Classroom talk can be transcribed and examined.
The observer gets the details.
Classroom talk is difficult to capture and examine.
The observer gets the gist.
The raw footage of the lesson provides a view on student learning.
Student learning is directly visible.
Observer notes provide a proxy view on visible student learning.
The observer interprets and records indicators of student learning.
The camera can capture everything in its view.
The information recorded does not depend on the observer.
Observer focuses on one or two areas and records details, meaning loss of attention in other areas.
The information recorded is limited.

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