Colorado Union Steps Up Teacher Development (Politico)

The Colorado arm of the National Education Association is partnering with professional development platform Edthena to deliver teacher-to-teacher professional support to its members. The union’s partnership with Edthena will expand its professional development offerings by using video to connect teachers hoping to improve their skills, while fulfilling the training requirements imposed by their districts. “Using Edthena, teachers can record their classroom instruction and receive feedback from other educators who they respect and trust,” the union said. “Video coaching also allows teachers to become an active part of the evaluation process.”

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Colorado partners with video platform for interactive professional development (edscoop)

Teachers in Colorado no longer have to settle for the cursory feedback that follows administrators’ traditional two-minute, “drive-by” classroom observations. The state’s arm of the National Education Association has partnered with video coaching platform Edthena to give teachers interactive, professional development that brings peer-to-peer feedback to the center of the professional learning process, said Casey…