Quickly Turn Comments into Clear Professional Goals with New Edthena Commitments

The daily routine for a teacher is hectic: Coordinate homeroom. Execute lessons. Monitor lunch. Grade papers. Call parents. Plan for tomorrow.

And somewhere within this busy schedule, teachers are also participating in professional learning to continually increase their effectiveness.

With Edthena for video-powered PD, this means the teacher is recording a classroom video, discussing with others for feedback, and (hopefully) determining a next step for what to change or what to try next. Our own desire is to help teachers take these next steps from good idea to in-classroom action.

To help teachers keep track of all the professional development to-dos coming from their coaching conversations, we’ve developed a new tool called Commitments.

Cultivating Community Among Alternative Route Teachers at Bowling Green State University

The saying goes, “Reading, writing, arithmetic.” But what about when the teachers you’re training teach subjects like business and administrative services, construction technologies, or family and consumer sciences? The alternative route teachers Jane Briggs works with through Bowling Green State University’s Workforce Education and Development program teach subjects like these. They are also new to…

How This Teacher Uses Video To Conduct Action Research

JoEllen Dunn – a seventh grade science teacher at Long Branch Middle School in Long Branch, New Jersey – is using video to turn reflection into research. JoEllen and her peers at Long Branch use Edthena to conduct action research. They select relevant skills and strategies they want to improve on over the course of…

Network for Transforming Educator Preparation: Video Analysis Became a Cornerstone of the Radford University Experience

The process of transforming education preparation is multifaceted and complex. A multi-year working group called Network for Transforming Educator Preparation (NTEP) within Council of Chief State School Officers aimed to support state departments of education to develop new policy on what this challenge of transformation might mean in their context. Radford University faculty were invited presenters to a national…