Seeing Teaching Through Video (Learning Forward)

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…

Jim Knight on the Impact Cycle & PEERS Goals

According to Jim Knight, author of The Impact Cycle, “video is the most powerful tool for professional development… except for maybe the computer and the internet.” But why? And how does this structure called the Impact Cycle help to make it so effective? One reason is that video offers teachers a “clear picture of current…

Book Release: Concrete Strategies to Help Schools Accelerate Teacher Growth with Video Coaching

A new book aims to help educators successfully make and implement a plan for using video-based learning as part of the classroom observation and professional development process. “Evidence of Practice: Playbook for Video-Powered Professional Learning” offers 12 strategies for video coaching – including Video Learning Communities (VLCs), Virtual Walk-through, and Online Lesson Study – that…