IDEAS

Record, replay, reflect

By Learning Forward
August 2020
Vol. 41, No. 4
One of the challenges leaders face is how to help teachers examine their classroom practice. The use of video technology as a tool for teacher self-reflection, peer collaboration, and coaching has been gaining in popularity for just this purpose. Video can bring teachers together to look in on classroom moments and study interactions. This approach makes classroom interactions more visible and supports teachers in deepening their understanding of teaching and learning (Knight, 2014). In addition to technological and logistical resources, tools to support successful video coaching ensure the conversations it sparks are focused and productive. Discussion protocols are a well-established way to focus on problems of practice and student work (McDonald et al., 2007), and they are useful when combined with video. In this article,

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Authors

Jody Bintz and Nicole I.Z. Wickler

Jody Bintz (jbintz@bscs.org) is associate director for strategic partnerships & professional learning at BSCS Science Learning and Nicole I.Z. Wickler (nizwickler@ cpp.edu) is research director at the Center for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California. 

References

Knight, J. (2014). Focus on teaching: Using video for high-impact instruction. Corwin.

Learning Forward. (2011). Standards for Professional Learning. Author.

McDonald, J.P., Mohr, N., Dichter, A., & McDonald, E.C. (2007). The power of protocols: An educator’s guide to better practice (2nd ed.). Teachers College Press.

Taylor, J.A., Roth, K.J., Wilson, C.D., Stuhlsatz, M.A., & Tipton, E. (2017). The effect of an analysis-of-practice, videocase-based, teacher professional development program on elementary students’ science achievement. Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 10, 241-271.

Wickler, N.I.Z., Roth, K.J., Eddy, R.M., & Beardsley, P. (2018). Scaling an effective analysis-of-practice pd program in an urban district: Developing elementary science teacher leaders. American Educational Research Association International Conference, New York, NY. 


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