At the Greenville Independent school district, we adopted video for instructional coaching because we didn’t have enough coaches to visit all the classrooms where they were needed. In the first year of implementation, however, we found video observations to be a powerful tool not just for instructional coaching but for encouraging teacher self-reflection and improving school culture as well. Here’s how it has worked for us.
From Coach Multiplier to Self-Reflector
We adopted ENGAGE Feedback as our video-observation platform due to a shortage of coaches. With this video platform, our coaches were able to virtually visit classrooms on their own schedules or even observe separate lessons that happened at the same time—without having to physically be in two places at once.
– Sharon Boothe, Superintendent of Greenville Independent School District in Texas, for Education Week.