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10 tips for video coaching for districtwide school improvement

I became superintendent at Jackson Public Schools in Mississippi in 2018 at a time when the district was underperforming and facing state takeover. With a solid strategic plan, we were able to improve the culture and instructional practices of our district, improve two letter grades on the state accountability system and maintain local control of our district. The use of exemplar videos and video-based coaching played an indispensable role in our school improvement. Here are 10 tips to get the most out of video coaching that we learned along the way.

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Teaching Channel's EMPOWER Platform Wins Tech & Learning's Best of 2023 Award

Teaching Channel's EMPOWER Platform is a professional learning product that brings together resources and tools that teachers, instructional coaches, and school and district leaders need. Judges said: “This solution can be of great value to save time and improve teacher success and evaluation. The ability to have a library of resources and examples help with a district's mission to give high quality instruction.”

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We turned an underperforming district around with video coaching

In the 2017-18 school year, Jackson Public Schools was facing a takeover by the state following some pretty striking studies and reviews that revealed several major issues, chief among them poor student achievement. As part of the effort to improve student outcomes and maintain local control, the district engaged community members and stakeholders to begin laying out a path to address issues such as district culture, staffing, and instructional practices.

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How video coaching helps us support teacher growth and retention

At the Van Winkle Early Childhood Center within Jackson Public School District in Mississippi, we enroll students for one year to prepare them for kindergarten. Family engagement is critical to a student’s success throughout their academic career, so we also help prepare families to support their children every step of the way.

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The Teaching Channel Platform is Named a Cool Tool

Teaching Channel, a leading provider of online professional learning for educators, has launched the new Teaching Channel EMPOWER Platform, a single resource for the professional development needs of K-12 teachers and higher education instructors.

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Teaching Channel Debuts a New Coaching and Professional Learning Platform

EAGAN, Minn.Sept. 28, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ – Teaching Channel, a leading provider of online professional learning for educators, has launched the new Teaching Channel Platform(Open Link in new tab), a single resource for the professional development needs of K-12 and higher education teachers.

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6 keys to effective video coaching in a Title I district

As a Title I district, Jackson Public Schools has faced many of the same challenges as most districts educating students living in an urban environment. Our scholars come from all walks of life. Some of our scholars live in stable homes, and some do not. 

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How to improve student achievement through instructional coaching with video

Like many districts, we strive to improve student achievement every day at the Metropolitan School District of Decatur Township. That may be through our multi-tier system of support or through our extended-day program or after-school clubs offering enrichment and remediation for students who need it.

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Video Coaching as a Tool to Retain New Teachers

I’m the assistant superintendent at Metropolitan School District (MSD) of Decatur Township in Indiana. Despite the challenges created by the pandemic, including an ongoing teacher shortage in many areas, we have kept highly qualified teachers in front of our students. 

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How we improve instruction with video for coaching

In 2017, in an effort to empower our teacher leadership and improve camaraderie and collaboration, the Decatur Township Metropolitan School District in Indiana started using video for coaching. Along the way, we found video of teachers in the classroom to be a powerful tool for encouraging teacher self-reflection, which led to tremendous growth. Here’s how we’ve made it work.

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Teaching Channel, Learners Edge, Insight ADVANCE, Join Forces to Provide Single Source for Educator Growth

(EAGAN, Minn.) March 22, 2023 – Teaching Channel, a leading provider of online teacher education, today announced that it has joined forces with Learners Edge and Insight ADVANCE, to form the new Teaching Channel, becoming educators’ single source for graduate-level courses, professional development, video coaching, and classroom resources.

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Teaching Channel: Customizing Learning Pathways for Teachers

Numerous principals, assistant principals, superintendents, assistant superintendents, deans, assistant deans, district leaders, chief academic officers, and professional development coordinators have invested in Teaching Channel’s video library to recruit and retain high performing teachers, and ultimately, boost student achievement.  

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