Prioritizing Professional Development, During and After the Pandemic (eSchool News Podcast)

In this conversation with eSchool News’ Kevin Hogan for the podcast Innovations in Education, Diane Lauer talks about how COVID couldn’t stop teacher training. In fact, her work as Assistant Superintendent of Priority Programs and Academic Support at St. Vrain Valley Schools in Colorado became that much more important as professional development stayed a pandemic…

Issuing Micro-Credentials to Your Teachers Can Reward Competency

Micro-credentials are an emerging method for helping teachers document their professional learning. They offer districts an innovative way to document teachers’ skills while allowing the teachers to share their progress with others via a digital badge. Organizations that want to issue micro-credentials to their teachers can accomplish that process via their Edthena partnership. Edthena brings…

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…