Using Video for Instructional Coaching to Evaluation
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Leadership at MSD Decatur Township gave teachers ownership over the instructional coaching and evaluation processes by utilizing video and the Teaching Channel Platform.
Obstacle: Coaching and Evaluating Remotely During the Pandemic
Solution: Submitting Classroom Videos of Choice For Evaluation
When we started using the Teaching Channel Platform five years ago, there was a bit of hesitation when it came to the video. You’re asking teachers to put themselves in a vulnerable position by recording their practice.
We started out slowly with video coaching and began learning the ins and outs of the program by asking teachers to submit 10-minute clips of themselves teaching, along with a bit of self-reflection about the clip. Before we knew it, some of our teachers, and even entire schools, really dove in and started recording and sharing a lot of videos. Soon we were really seeing the value in helping teachers improve their practice through video by way of the Teaching Channel Platform.
“The platform kept us connected when our world felt so disconnected.”
Impact: Video Empowers Teachers to Take Ownership of the Evaluation Process
*Watch this webinar recording to see Dr. Stephanie Hofer talk about her district’s five-year journey with video.
When the pandemic struck, utilizing the platform for teacher evaluations was an obvious short- and long-term solution for us. We met with the teachers union and told them we had this platform that had been delivering great value for us and would allow us to maintain some sense of normalcy at a time when it felt like everything was so chaotic.
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