In Stage 1, we heard that watching a video by itself isn’t often helpful.
what video PD typically lacks is follow up. Create an online community via a wikispace or Twitter group to be a follow up group that holds one another accountable for implementing what they learned in the PD. We often attend PD both virtually and live and are excited to try new things but there is rarely a follow up piece with the presenter or group attending. This can really change and spread an idea to impact the students. People could then videotape themselves using the idea presented and share with others too. Teachers could use similar reflections to the ones used by National Boards! All PD needs this follow up piece in my opinion to really get to the desks of the students. Teachers learn many great things over the years but how many make it in to the classroom??
Teachers would have to implement what was learned. Maybe require some type of video follow up before they receive credit? Videos could be a database for anyone in education.
Create a space online where links to videos are shared. Create a blog where teachers can share experiences. Each video could have its own group so that only those attending each video pd can chat about their specific pd