Focus On Teaching: The Benefits of Implementing Inquiry-Based PD

Presenting teachers with choices during professional development can increase engagement and provide an archetype that they can use in the classroom. Exposing teachers to inquiry-based PD experiences provides a strategy that could be used to drive student learning. Giving teachers the opportunity to brainstorm key questions encourages inquiry and establishes autonomy and ownership of the…

Better, Faster, Stronger: New Upload Acceleration Helps You Spend Less Time Recording Higher-Quality Classroom Video for Teacher Professional Development

At Edthena we invest meaningful amounts of time and energy into ensuring the video record and upload experience for all users is reliable, easy, and streamlined. Now we’re going to start saying “and it’s about the fastest you’re going to find anywhere.” This spring, our users have been enjoying faster and more reliable video uploads…

Remote Teacher Observation During COVID-19 Coronavirus

We get it. Unplanned changes that aren’t in your budget are an overwhelming strain as an education organization. Teachers suddenly asked to teach online need professional development and feedback to adjust to a new mode of teaching. Teachers still need to be observed in order to become certified, even if you can’t make the trip…

Focus On Teaching: Whole Class Texts vs Choice Texts

There is a debate among educators as to whether whole-class texts or choice texts should be the main focus for reading with class periods. Educators who closely follow the “reading workshop” model believe that selecting one text for the entire class will be counterproductive due to the fact that the students did not choose that…