How Snapchat and Instagram are Influencing Teacher Training at Washburn

Today’s learners—and tomorrow’s teachers—use video throughout their everyday lives on platforms like Snapchat and Instagram.

Cherry Steffen says video should be used throughout a teacher candidate’s university experience, too.

As the chair of the department of education at Washburn University, she has helped formalize the use of video within the field experience for student teaching.

Eventually, she hopes Washburn students will be “using video from the time they declare an education major through the final student teaching semester.”

Tell us more about your hopes for video coaching and reflection at Washburn long-term.

Our students are in the field from the very first introductory education course and do a great deal of “practice teaching” in courses on campus as well.