In Stage 1, you shared that it can be challenging finding videos that not only fit into your schedule, but also match the subject, grade level, or practice you’re looking for.
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What has a shorter attention span than a goldfish? Apparently, a person! That's why I think 4-5 minute, highly specialized videos are the answer. Here is how it would work: *Exemplary practice is videotaped. For example, if the lesson involved questioning techniques, then the video would be indexed "CCSS, Grade 4, ELA, Informational Text" or something similar. *"Pop up" video lines will appear at the bottom of the screen providing key contextual information, teacher meta-cognition, rationale, etc. In the above example, the line could be "the teacher chose to ask this question because..." *A micro-credentialing star system could be used and include analytics. For example, 100% of 4th grade teachers in California found the video effective/highly effective. *Personalization possibility: Strategically selected reflective questions could be specifically geared--by instructional coaches, principals, etc.--to the individual watching the video.
*A well curated digital library of "small bite" videos that would allow teachers to watch videos at the end of a long, hard day without eschewing family or personal time. *The possibility of personalized learning features, as noted above. *More teacher engagement in professional learning and the profession. *A well curated crowdsourced digital library owned and vetted by teachers across the country. *Inevitably higher student achievement due, in no small part, to more sleep for teachers due to the hours saved searching for videos.
*This could start at small scale at a single school site. *Videos could then be shared. *Micro credentialing will ensure that the cream rises to the top. *The more valuable, high quality the resource, the more buzz. *With a common set of standards, the library has immediate value across the country.