How Snapchat and Instagram are Influencing Teacher Training at Washburn

Today’s learners—and tomorrow’s teachers—use video throughout their everyday lives on platforms like Snapchat and Instagram. Cherry Steffen says video should be used throughout a teacher candidate’s university experience, too. As the chair of the department of education at Washburn University, she has helped formalize the use of video within the field experience for student teaching.…

Quickly Turn Comments into Clear Professional Goals with New Edthena Commitments

The daily routine for a teacher is hectic: Coordinate homeroom. Execute lessons. Monitor lunch. Grade papers. Call parents. Plan for tomorrow. And somewhere within this busy schedule, teachers are also participating in professional learning to continually increase their effectiveness. With Edthena for video-powered PD, this means the teacher is recording a classroom video, discussing with…

Cultivating Community Among Alternative Route Teachers at Bowling Green State University

The saying goes, “Reading, writing, arithmetic.” But what about when the teachers you’re training teach subjects like business and administrative services, construction technologies, or family and consumer sciences? The alternative route teachers Jane Briggs works with through Bowling Green State University’s Workforce Education and Development program teach subjects like these. They are also new to…