Learning Forward mentions Edthena as a powerful, yet under-utilized, method of professional development tool to support teachers.
“I loved how St. Vrain Valley School District in Colorado, which uses Edthena’s video platform, describes video as “an accelerant for professional growth.” The educators from St. Vrain explained how the growth curve of human adaptability lags behind our access to technology. Added to this, antiquated district mindsets and adaptability can further hinder our ability and willingness to test and use emerging technology. The fact is, many new teachers arrive at their first district accustomed to using video in their pre-service programs – only to quickly pick up on the fear of using it in their new setting! A good place to start testing the use of video in many cases is with less experienced teachers who are looking for – indeed often expecting – added supports.”