Resources for Teachers & Instructional Coaches – August 2019

Colored pencils, dry erase markers, tissues… here are a few more things to add to your back-to-school (reading) list if you’re someone who supports teacher professional learning. When struggling as a teacher, it’s tempting to hide in your room. However, helpful solutions may be right down the hall. Don’t feel alone, there are many common…

How ALLMemphis Uses Video Observation To Improve Multisensory Literacy Instruction

The craft of teaching literacy has become increasingly complex. The Orton-Gillingham Approach is one method that has delivered consistent results through a multisensory and structured way to teach literacy. Due to the prescriptive nature of the program, instructors hoping to abide by this approach must use a script and implement specific actions sequentially when teaching…

Resources for Teachers & Instructional Coaches – July 2019

The school year is on the horizon. Here are a few articles to get you excited for the new academic year! Microcredentials can help teachers to show off skills and expertise Microcredentials allow teachers to work to prove mastery of single competencies and then share their knowledge with their colleagues. The teacher-training microcredential trend allows educators to specialize…

Utilizing Video as a Professional Learning Tool (Instructional Coaching Corner)

 Greg Deutmeyer, an instructional coach at Epworth Elementary School in Epworth, Iowa, and Jenny Hillebrand, instructional coach at Dyersville Elementary in Dyersville, Iowa, recently interviewed Adam Geller, Edthena founder & CEO, about his book “Evidence of Practice: Playbook for Video-Powered Professional Learning.” They are the hosts of the Instructional Coaching Corner podcast. You can…