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Pittsburgh Perry Hs

The teacher leadership team at my school has been trying to figure out a way to have instructional rounds, but with hectic schedules and the everyday operations in a school, there was no way to do it. During lunch duty one day, I turned to another teacher and said, "Why don't we just video tape it?" I can't believe we didn't think of it earlier. But the next day, she went in with an iPad, recorded the lesson, and the next day we were able to watch it. We used our district's evidence collection tool, and we just analyzed evidence and which domain the evidence would fall in to.

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Christopher B Community Guide

Downers Grove North High School

Derek, that is a great experience for you and your team. Kudos to you for getting them to buy-in; often I find teachers are hesitant to do something like that.

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Kip H Community Guide

Oldham County High School, ECET2; ECET2KY; Hope Street Group

Hi Derek! Excited for you to join the RDC! Did most of the peer observations in your school go to video after this experience?

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Lisa H Community Guide

Palmyra Area School District

Derek - Thanks for joining us! Can you describe the experience of instructional rounds with video in your school?

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Pittsburgh Perry Hs

So we have only done it one time, but it went pretty well. Teachers were apprehensive to be recorded, but that is part of the culture we are trying to shift here. I think that we will move to recorded instructional rounds next school year. It just doesn't disrupt the classroom as much if it is just an iPad or whatever as opposed to 3-4 strange adults.

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