In Stage 1, we heard that watching a video by itself isn’t often helpful.
I have seen many videos for PD over the years but never asked to do anything with the content in my classroom. Any form PD needs to be followed by an action plan. How am I going to use what I learned today to make my classroom better tomorrow? What if PD video sites had lists of possible action plans and a space for teachers to post their own follow up videos? Teachers could talk about how it work for them, the pitfalls and struggles of moving from watching PD to making real change in the classroom. This would make a great collection of videos for all teachers to view and learn from in the future. The videos can be organized and cross referenced by subject, grade level and strategy, giving every teacher an anchor for their learning.
Teachers will have to take what they have learned and put it into action into their classroom. It makes teachers accountable to applying their learning.
Site hosting videos could contain action plan templates and allow for peer sharing. After viewing the video, teachers can work on action plan and share how their learning turned into action in their classrooms.