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…

New policies incorporate video reflection for teacher certification

Recently, Edthena visited the 2013 American Association for Colleges of Teacher Education Conference (AACTE) in Orlando, Fla. Integrating video into the teacher certification process was the hot topic this year as a result of edTPA, a multi-measure assessment of a teacher’s readiness to enter the classroom. Aligned with national standards and supported by 24 states…