How ALLMemphis Uses Video Observation To Improve Multisensory Literacy Instruction

The craft of teaching literacy has become increasingly complex. The Orton-Gillingham Approach is one method that has delivered consistent results through a multisensory and structured way to teach literacy.

Due to the prescriptive nature of the program, instructors hoping to abide by this approach must use a script and implement specific actions sequentially when teaching literacy. This is exactly why ALLMemphis, an organization aimed at combating the literacy crisis in Memphis, Tenn., utilizes video coaching to implement the Orton-Gillingham Approach for their literacy coaches and teachers they mentor.

“Orton-Gillingham and the ALLMemphis approach is incredibly scripted, so it requires an exact alignment with the training that we provide to make sure that the metrics that we’ve outlined are followed,” says Clifford Stockton, Senior Program Specialist of Engagement at ALLMemphis.

Resources for Teachers & Instructional Coaches – July 2019

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Utilizing Video as a Professional Learning Tool (Instructional Coaching Corner)

 Greg Deutmeyer, an instructional coach at Epworth Elementary School in Epworth, Iowa, and Jenny Hillebrand, instructional coach at Dyersville Elementary in Dyersville, Iowa, recently interviewed Adam Geller, Edthena founder & CEO, about his book “Evidence of Practice: Playbook for Video-Powered Professional Learning.” They are the hosts of the Instructional Coaching Corner podcast. You can…