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…

Use these Powerful Video Focusing Techniques to Accelerate Teacher Learning, Encourage Deep Reflection, and Facilitate Rich Discussions

Discussions of video coaching often are centered around hardware and software: the best camera, the best app, the best video coaching platform. Less often mentioned are the tools we use in our approach to viewing and responding to these videos of instructional practice. The tools educators can use to guide viewing of instructional practice videos…

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…

“Video is Here and Now” – A Conversation About Video Coaching With the Colorado Education Association

Colorado contains more than 75 percent of the land area of the United States above 10,000 feet. It’s fitting, then, that the Colorado Education Association (CEA) has sky-high ambitions for the state’s public education system. CEA, state affiliate of the National Education Association, supports more than 36,000 educators across the state. Offering best-of-class professional development…