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…

Resources for Teachers & Instructional Coaches – June 2019

It’s about time to slide into summer, and these articles can help you prevent the PD summer slide. Sometimes, fewer coaching touchpoints can be effective More coaching isn’t necessarily a good thing, according to researchers Matthew Kraft and David Blazar. Surprisingly, we find little evidence that coaching “dosage”—that is, the number of times teachers and…

Playbook for Video-Powered Professional Learning (Language Magazine)

 Language Magazine included Evidence of Practice book in its June “Resources” section. Video observation and feedback can accelerate teacher growth when used as part of a comprehensive professional development plan. Evidence of Practice: Playbook for Video-Powered Professional Learning helps educators across all disciplines create and implement a plan to reap the benefits of video…