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How might we enrich video with other resources or experiences so that it better supports your practice?

In Stage 1, we heard that watching a video by itself isn’t often helpful.

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Robert Frost Sixth-Grade Academy

Challenge Tasks

We often struggle with PD resulting in action occurring in the classroom. Have PD tracks that people can choose from, for example classroom management or using data to drive instruction. Each track will have so many Challenge Tasks that they have to complete/achieve. The tasks start of easy to give people a sense of success and then get harder like how video game levels get harder. For each track there is a video that explains the core research behind the challenge task and a kid in the video challenges the teacher to the task. If you complete every track available you get a special certificate. If you can prove how track completion increased academic performance of students in your classroom you will be featured in a blog as a star performer and be invited to share a video of you stating the impact and explaining how you implemented the task in your classroom.

Potential Impact

You will have more teachers actually trying activities with students versus teachers listening to info and never taking action.

Possible Implementation

You will earn badges as you reach certain milestones like on a FitBit or Nike the Fuel Band. To complete the tasks you have to submit evidence and reflection of tasks. A person has to review submissions and there has to be a rubric for submission requirements. As you reach certain milestones it can be tweeted or shared on another social media site. If there is a corporate sponsor you could create a point system based upon earning certain levels and be able to earn dollars that can be spent in an online store environment like the Humana Vitality program.

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Over 5 Years Ago

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Kip H Community Guide

Oldham County High School, ECET2; ECET2KY; Hope Street Group

Hi Faith! So wonderful to see you on the RDC and welcome! I love your idea and I agree that many times PD is heard and never actually implemented. Your idea engages educators and pushes them to implement their PD in the classroom. I love the idea of student voice which will keep everyone involved focused on the why. I am curious about a couple of things. Are the PD tracks a set of video clips that the teachers choose from? Where will they be stored for easy access? What do you see happening if teachers get stuck in a certain challenge task? Do you see them working with others who are successful in a possible GHO, twitter chat, etc...? Thank you so much for joining the community and for sharing your idea!

5 Years Ago

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Deborah Chang

Nexus Works

Have you looked into what the Relay Graduate School of Education is doing around their rubrics tied to videos of classroom instruction? This report has a little bit about how they're building a micro-credentialing system.

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