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Jana B

Daviess County Public Schools (KY)

I would like to share three different occasions of which using videos helped increase my professional learning. The first was having to video myself teaching to submit for National Board certification. One of the best ways to grow in our own professional practice is to watch you and your class interact on film. Critiquing the classroom performance is such a valuable tool. Second was calibrating myself using the Teachscape instrument for the TPGES/Danielson Teacher Effectiveness Framework. Lastly, vetting and scripting for teaching videos that would be shared on Teachingthecore.org website allowed me to appreciate student and teacher academic interactions, justify best practices and observe great teaching at my convenience.


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3 Years Ago

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Kip H Community Guide

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

Hi Jana! So excited to see you on the RDC! Thank you so much for sharing these 3 different examples of PL with videos. There has been a lot of conversation about reflection and the benefits of video to grow professionally on the RDC. I would love to hear more about your experience with Teachscape. What was the process like when you used it to calibrate your teaching?

3 Years Ago

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Jana B

Daviess County Public Schools (KY)

Calibrating in Teachscape was intense. It trained me, as a peer observer, to become much more aware of ALL interactions that happen in the classroom. This training helped me to increase my skills of capturing exact student/teacher conversation as evidence. My only concern is the expense of this continued calibration and it causing extreme extra expenses on school districts already faced with extreme federal and state budget cuts.

3 Years Ago

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Aaron G

Huffaker Elementary School

Hi Jane! Glad you mentioned Teachthecore. One of the key differentiators with these collections of vids is that they are unedited… just 50 minutes of solid instruction.

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