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 education, and teach in a variety of settings, such as middle schools, high schools, career-technical schools, and corrections facilities all across the state.

Jane adopted video observation because she believes self-reflection and frequent coaching are important components of the teacher development process for all teachers. She also knew that video saves time for teacher supervisors, who would otherwise need to travel all over the state to observe teachers in person.

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…