In Stage 1, we heard that watching a video by itself isn’t often helpful.
Professional learning videos need a component that provides the opportunity for us to apply the skills collaborate with others. Too often PL videos are one and done, but true professional learning is a growth opportunity that needs revision. Taking a video and breaking it up into segments would help. Each segment should focus on one particular skill through modeling, and at the end challenge us to apply the skill in our classroom. There should be a forum where we can upload videos of ourselves utilizing the skill or written reflections sharing how we tweaked the strategy to make it our own and challenges/questions that arose. Other educators would give feedback to uploaded experiences. Educators all over would gather a collection of new ideas and we would create a strong community. Networking and collaboration are essential pieces in professional learning and should not be skimped on with videos.