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How might we use video to create professional learning experiences that inspire?

In Stage 1, you shared teaching isn’t just about skills and content knowledge. Professional learning experiences should also kindle our passion for this work.

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Daniel V

Oldham County High School

Inspiration, Creativity, and Reflection through Video Learning

I want to create inspirational videos with authentic, reflective communication from student interviews about the different stages of the learning process. So instead of just having their responses on paper or just filming the classroom during instruction, I want to combine these to create a videos that link; student engagement, student thoughts, and teacher reflection.

Potential Impact

The impact of these videos would allow the student and the teacher to share their voice. Their would be tremendous growth from both parties due to their reflection, input and practice throughout the year.

Possible Implementation

I envision these videos being housed in an easily accessible and organized fashion. They could be used throughout the KTIP process for new teachers to see real life examples, as PD for school systems that would like to grow in a certain area or for the teachers who want to continue to learn.


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Over 5 Years Ago

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Christopher B Community Guide

Downers Grove North High School

Daniel, thank you for sharing this idea. I have a sense of what you are proposing, but I am not sure I totally follow. Could you elaborate/clarify a bit more what this would be/look like?

Over 5 Years Ago

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Daniel V

Oldham County High School

During the KTIP process new teachers must film their class and reflect on what went on during the video. I would like to say "all" but realistically "most" teachers enjoy learning and getting better at their craft in order to help their students. PD is required for all teachers and the more appropriate/applicable it is for the learner the more they will get out it. These are the three areas of focus that the video idea will address. My vision is to have a series of videos that are inspirational to the viewer and authentic in nature that highlight the different stages of the gradual release of responsibility learning process. These videos will contain classroom views, interactions (peer to peer, teacher to peer), interviews (students and teacher), music, highlights, and analysis breakdown of "why" students and teacher do what they do and say what they say during these different phases. The following are example questions that could be answered during the video: 1) What does effective direct instruction look like? 2) What does effective group work look like? 3) What does effective individual work look like? The following are some examples of skills addressed by videos: 1) Creating the culture 2) Managing transitions 3) Expectations that limit disruptive behavior 4) Students creating resources - note taking 5) Application of Thinking Strategies 6) Questioning Techniques - discovering information for understanding vs being told These videos will not be of an entire class period. They will address the topic with multiple ways to accomplish the goal and questions guiding the development of the idea so that the teacher will have something tangible to work with at the completion of the process.

Over 5 Years Ago

Mindi K-R

Shelby County East Middle School

I like your idea. I think even if you could video just a small clip of a lesson - the part that you want to focus on for improvement, get student interaction, then student reflection and then teacher reflection - how powerful would that be? It would be difficult to manage and probably take some cut and paste of video but having the student interaction/reflection piece would definitely add some depth to the conversation that could occur for teacher PD. Often what we think the students get, isn't what they get at all. Isn't that the same with teacher PD? What the "powers that determine PD" think and what we really get are often 2 different things. To have these to reflect upon would be great. I may have taken your idea in a different direction. If so, might you clarify for me?

Over 5 Years Ago

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Bruce W

Olathe Northwest High School

Daniel, I like adding the student perspective into a teaching video resource. I submitted an idea for having multi-camera-track videos of classroom teaching (see link ) and I think adding your idea of an interview with students sound track (or video interview) would be a great addition to providing a better picture of the impact of our instructional choices as classroom teachers. I would be curious to know what your thoughts are about creating this type of multi-camera-track video system for classroom videos of teaching practices.

Over 5 Years Ago

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Lisa H Community Guide

Palmyra Area School District

Daniel - My favorite part of your idea is the fact that teachers and students grow together with shared voice. Imagine how a focus on everyone as a learner and teacher could change our classroom experiences!

Over 5 Years Ago

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Daniel V

Oldham County High School

Mindi - Yes, video documentation would be so sweet! To have these skills that master teachers do flawlessly documented with student and teacher reflection for the viewing for the purposes of new and developing teachers would be an extremely powerful tool for all parties. Anything worth doing will take some time but the time it takes on the front will be worth the positive change and progress for teacher and student growth on the back side. Ideas are the beginnings of inspiration. However it impacts you or your students is fine. Take it and run with it!

Over 5 Years Ago

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Daniel V

Oldham County High School

Bruce - Now that is some innovative technology right there! That is essentially what I was talking about but with one camera and capturing only skill that is being addressed. It sounds like you are making a major motion picture for an entire class. I don't foresee my videos being much longer then 10-15 minutes, which will include classroom interactions, student interview/reflection, and teacher interview/reflection. I like your idea a lot!

Over 5 Years Ago

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Daniel V

Oldham County High School

Lisa - I agree! The culture can build us or shut us down. Empowering students, teachers, coaches, etc to share their voice happens when the culture has been set that everyone's voice will be valued, heard, and discussed. I want to take this one step further and record the interactions in order share with other educators.

Over 5 Years Ago

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Lisa H Community Guide

Palmyra Area School District

Very well said! I love this so much I might have to steal it!

Over 5 Years Ago

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Daniel V

Oldham County High School

Lisa - Please do!

Over 5 Years Ago

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Rosa I Community Guide

Lawndale Elementary School District

Daniel- two great things about your idea: student engagement/voice and short video. Students leading our learning and teaching is a great focus.

Over 5 Years Ago

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Daniel V

Oldham County High School

Rosa - Thank you and I agree! We are all in this (the learning process) together.

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