Like the football team, teachers and coaches use classroom video to improve

Using video as a way to reflect on how you come off to others is not an entirely new concept. Many comedians use video to see how their joke lands with a crowd, while politicians will watch video of themselves to see how groups of people respond to their speech. In the education world, not only do teachers use video for self-reflection, but coaches can use video too.

Delrose Adkinson spent 11 years as a classroom teacher before becoming an Instructional Technology Coach (ITC) in Newport News Public Schools in Virginia. Now in her second year, she sees video as a valuable tool for not only the teachers and the coaches in her district.

Teachers Increase Memory, Produce Clarity, and Remove Bias with Video Reflection (Learning Forward)

Video use for professional development is much more than a simple substitution for face-to-face coaching, according to district leaders in St. Vrain Valley Schools. Assistant Superintendent Diane Lauer says it’s a “disruptive innovation that accelerates professional growth.” Diane and her colleague David Baker, Professional Development Coordinator, presented at the Learning Forward Annual Conference in Dallas…