Even If The Lesson Is Ugly, Classroom Videos Are Beautiful Opportunities For Teacher Reflection

Not every lesson is a masterpiece. But Courtney Groskin, a learning technology coach, doesn’t think they need to be.

Courtney supports teachers in the St. Vrain Valley School District in Colorado. She says she sees the beauty in a majority of the videos she watches of her teachers. Not because they are all exemplars of perfect classroom instruction but because her teachers use video to reflect on their practice and refine their teaching.

We recently talked with Courtney about her experiences using video to accelerate her teacher’s professional development.

Can you provide an example of how video-reflection has positively benefited the teachers you work with?

Resources for Teachers & Instructional Coaches – June 2019

It’s about time to slide into summer, and these articles can help you prevent the PD summer slide. Sometimes, fewer coaching touchpoints can be effective More coaching isn’t necessarily a good thing, according to researchers Matthew Kraft and David Blazar. Surprisingly, we find little evidence that coaching “dosage”—that is, the number of times teachers and…

Playbook for Video-Powered Professional Learning (Language Magazine)

 Language Magazine included Evidence of Practice book in its June “Resources” section. Video observation and feedback can accelerate teacher growth when used as part of a comprehensive professional development plan. Evidence of Practice: Playbook for Video-Powered Professional Learning helps educators across all disciplines create and implement a plan to reap the benefits of video…

Resources for Teachers & Instructional Coaches – May 2019

Here’s a few of the articles we’ve been sharing this month focused on teacher professional development and professional learning. From a teacher: The benefits of reflecting on your own practice with video A teacher from Australia details what she learned from watching video of her classroom teaching. Unlike Edthena’s more private model of sharing, she…