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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Picture this: A concentrated team of Teacher Feature Producers capture critical classroom moments that focus on valuable teaching moments and solutions to problems. The Bigger Picture: These moments begin with a problem of practice followed by the teachers' brainstorming and solution-planning. Once possible solutions are identified, the teacher implements the solution and student progress is captured on film at various intervals. Watch the magic: The final moments include the teacher's reflection and short student interviews demonstrating the impact of the solution, thus reminding teachers of why they chose this profession. More Pictures: Multiple teachers are identified by the Teacher Feature Producers OR by self-submission. A "channel" is created via internet to which all teachers in the district/CMO/organization/community have access and can comment and collaborate to solidify solutions.
Teachers are reminded of the worthiness of their profession. By seeing a teacher work through a problem while aiming for student success, peer educators will not only learn new skills but also share in the critical moments where student success happens (Think: INSPIRATION). Students also benefit by receiving instruction that hones in on valuable skills.
A team of 5-6 Teacher Feature Producers (TFPs) is identified through an application process. All TFPs have access to recording equipment. A portal is created where teachers in the organization can submit problems of practice OR teachers are nominated by TFPs. Once selected, teachers will schedule time with a TFP to brainstorm solutions and set filming dates/times. The TFP edits the footage not to eliminate content but to keep the videos around 10 minutes and ensure that critical footage is featured. Once the video is uploaded to the Teacher Feature Network, peer educators can comment on the videos and collaborate in a space connected to the videos to further develop the solution so that practices can be emulated.