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February 16, 2023

Coffee N’ Chat with Kim Dennis of Clarksville-Montgomery

Every couple of months our team spotlights an inspiring partner in our newly released Coffee N’ Chat webinar series. These 30-minute segments dive into how our partners are specifically and effectively utilizing our video coaching platform, Teaching Channel. This gives our guests the chance to demonstrate their unique use cases, actionable strategies, and success stories. We hope you find these tactics inspiring and identify ways to incorporate them into your own professional learning plans.  This segment features our partners at Clarksville-Montgomery Schools. We sat down with Kim Dennis, the New Teacher Induction Facilitator at Clarksville-Montgomery Schools in Tennessee. Clarksville is made up of 43 schools and has about 2,500 certified teachers who are teaching over 39,000 students. Kim’s role is to ensure teachers in their first three years are fully supported. As you’ll see in the segment below, Kim shares how they implement Teaching Channel within their coaching programs across the district. She speaks to how the Teaching Channel Teams features, such as video calibration and video annotation, gives their new teachers and mentors the opportunity to grow and reflect on best teaching techniques. Kim also goes over how they use the reporting tools within the admin dashboard to gather concrete evidence on how they can support their mentors as they help their mentees grow in their teaching professions.
Here are the key takeaways discussed: How Clarksville Montgomery School District uses Teaching Channel Incorporating video feedback into coaching How to use Teams within a mentor program We hope you found the work Kim and Clarksville-Montgomery are doing to be inspiring. If you’re interested in learning how our video coaching platform, Teaching Channel, can help the educators at your school, district or university thrive, you can reach out to our team here.

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