Ready to transform PD in your school or district?

We need your help to try out and refine ideas for redesigning PD. Check out one of the cookbooks below to find an idea you love and join a PD Innovation Team to put these ideas into practice.

#RDChallenge

Cookbook

Want relevant & engaging ways to discover new ideas and instructional practices?

In Stage 1, Ana, Derek, Katie, Rene, Rob, and many other educators shared that tailored, realistic video - from classrooms and other professions - makes more of an impact than current video offerings. In Stage 2, Ashley, Efundunke, Faith, Fred, Heather, Katie, Kristin, and Marisa shared their ideas for personalizing PD video and bringing inspiration to educators. Check out how they're bringing these ideas to life to transform PD.


8 recipes
How To

1. Do one of the following:
-Record yourself completing some sort of task or activity. Make breaks in the video at appropriate points where...

6. Looking for branch point ideas. Here are some based on crowd-sourced data:
Planning (this could involve the teacher doing planning and...

Materials Needed

-Smartphone or video camera
-Educators and students to serve as subjects and users
-Permission forms to be taped (or opt-out forms)
-YouTube account
-Knowledge of using YouTube to upload and do a basic edit of videos
-Branch point list...

How To

1. Invite a small test group of colleagues to join a Curio Challenge Facebook group.

8. Enable new followers to become autonomous.

Materials Needed

Computer with Internet Access Facebook account

How To

1. Recruit teachers of “mainstreamed” learners to film a short segment of classroom instruction. Recruit potential participants by engaging...

4. Reflect with colleagues on the impact on student engagement and quantity and quality of responses when support strategies for...

Materials Needed

- A video camera or smartphone
- Something (or someone) to hold the camera and film the lesson.
- Video editing option (Microsoft Movie Maker, iMovie, YouTube Video Editor)

How To

1. Decide what practice you want to share, and why. What aspect of your teaching would help others if they better understood it? This might...

6. Share your work! Consider ways to enhance your videos’ usefulness. This might include adding pop-up prompts asking viewers to reflect on...

Materials Needed

- Video recorder, like a smartphone
- Tripod (optional)
- YouTube Account (Free)
- A computer

How To

1. Recruit community members. Advertise your intent.to potential participants, be they in the same school or in different states. Explain...

4. Refine the process, as needed. Look for trends among the most productive discussions, and consider how changes in the process might...

Materials Needed

-Computer (or smart phone)
-Facebook account (free), though you may try this recipe with other social media networks, like Pinterest.

How To

1. Spread the word to educators (face to face, e-mail, Twitter, SnapChat, Instagram, LinkedIn)

8. Complete journal/blog/questionnaire on experience

Materials Needed

-YouTube account (private), Teaching Channel account, etc.
-Recording device (Tch Recorder app to upload video to Teaching Channel account)
-Computer/smartphone
-Videos uploaded (10 minute max.)
- Google Hangout/ Skype/Tango/Email

How To

1. Film a lesson segment no longer than 15 minutes that targets “mainstream” learners. This may be the version of the lesson outlined in a...

9. Reflect with colleagues on the impact on student engagement and quantity and quality of responses when support strategies for...

Materials Needed

-A camera
-A student, adult, or tripod to hold the camera and film the lesson.

How To

1. This recipe is currently being tested. Check back later for step-by-step support.

Materials Needed

- Computer with Internet Access
- GAFE account
- Videos that challenge teachers to think about their instructional practices. A variety of videos were chosen for the mock-up. These videos found on YouTube may change.
- KY Framework for Teaching...

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Cookbook

Want to take PLCs to the next level?

In Stage 1, Aaron, Asim, Katie, and many other educators shared the importance of collaborating with colleagues to reflect on and apply lessons from PD Video. In Stage 2, Elaine, Jessica, and Rachel shared ideas to use video to improve collaboration with colleagues. Check out how they're bringing these ideas to life to transform collaborative PD.


6 recipes
How To

1. Teacher identifies a problem of practice elicits support from an instructional coach or specialist. Banks first presented the opportunity...

5. Refine the process, as needed. The teacher implements refined solution and records a second reflection detailing the refinements and...

Materials Needed

- Video recording equipment
- Video editing software (e.g. Windows Movie Maker, iMovie, YouTube Video Editor)
- Digital repository to house videos and lesson plans (i.e. Dropbox or Google folders)

How To

1. The teacher identifies an area of instructional focus based on goals for student learning and specific data about student achievement.

5. The teacher individually watches and processes another teacher demonstrate the instructional strategy.

Materials Needed

- Bank of videos that illustrate an instructional practice and connect it to specific gains in student achievement Recording device(s)
- Computer
- Internet Access
- Software/application to create interactive video (like Zaption)

How To

1. Create an account at ImproveClass and download the free recording app. About as straightforward as Facebook, ImproveClass helps teachers...

6. Review the feedback on your video, respond, and try out suggestions! A “respond” feature on ImproveClass allows for ongoing discussion...

Materials Needed

- Smartphone or computer to record and upload video
- ImproveClass account and app
- Permission forms for anyone shown in videos (provided by ImproveClass)

How To

1. Teacher identifies area of instructional focus based on goals for student learning and specific data about student achievement for a 3-5...

6. The team members may choose to repeat the cycle, join a new learning team with a new focus, etc.

Materials Needed

- Bank of videos that illustrate an instructional practice and connect it to specific gains in student achievement
- Question templates for each instructional practice highlighted and achievement data analysis
- Question templates for student...

How To

1. Establish the community’s goals and privacy considerations

7. Scale state/nationwide and reform professional learning as teachers learning from other teachers via video analysis, live stream or real...

Materials Needed

- Observation/Feedback protocols
- Basic video equipment (camera, mic, etc.)
- Online space to share/house videos:
YouTube private channel
Shared/private G+ community
Google apps - Google hangouts for livestream visits

How To

1. Read the commenting guidelines (under "Conditions")

4. If interested, you can comment on other comments, starting a conversation

Materials Needed

computer, internet access, recording device

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Cookbook

Want great feedback in a safe and supportive space?

In Stage 1, Kate, Kristin, Robert, Shelia, and many other educators shared the power of viewing video of our practice and getting actionable feedback. In Stage 2, Chris, Kate, and Shelia shared ideas to ensure teachers have access to supportive, meaningful feedback to strengthen practice and improve student learning. Check out how they're bringing these ideas to life with educators across the country.


6 recipes
How To

1. Before the lesson, the observed teacher meets with a coach, mentor or respected colleague to set development goals and agree on a focus...

6. The coach/mentor solicits teacher feedback on the effectiveness of the process, setting goals for future observations.

Materials Needed

- Laptop
- Adequate wi-fi for the Google - Hangout
- Smart device equipped with camera
- Two cell phones or walkie-talkies with earpiece
- Google account for Hangout

How To

1. Form a Teacher Space group. Recruit participants from within your school or professional networks. Keeping a group to three to five...

5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for the other group members, until everyone gets feedback. Then begin a new cycle.

Materials Needed

Each participant needs:
- A video recording device, like a Smartphone.
- A computer with Internet connection. Also, a YouTube account (free).
- Access to Google Hangouts, or other online meeting platform

How To

1. Agree on a focus and norms for feedback. Realtime feedback is best focused on one specific goal, such as using appropriate wait time when...

4. Debrief the observation. The coach and teacher should meet, in-person or virtually, as soon as possible after the observation so that...

Materials Needed

-Two cell phones, one connected to a headset or earpiece.
-One wifi-enabled video recording device, like an iPad, with FaceTime installed. If a non-Apple device is used, Google Hangouts will work.
-A computer /tablet that can use the same...

How To

1. Teacher identifies a problem of practice in his or her classroom

11. A survey is administered to featured teachers to ensure that they feel valued and measure their willingness to return to the platform

Materials Needed

-Teacher with a problem surrounding student learning (e.g. students are struggling with deeply comprehending nonfiction texts)
-Minimum of one teacher and one coach/specialist willing to collaborate on video
-Network of peers and or coaches to...

How To

1. Create a short (4-10 min) video for a segment of your class.

7. Complete the teacher “Respond Test Cycle 1 Survey”

Materials Needed

GoogleDrive Students Video Camera Devices with Internet access for students

How To

1. Decide what you want to know about your teaching.

10. Receive 3 answers to your own question.

Materials Needed

smart phone
ImproveClass app
ImproveClass account (provided to Innovation Team members)
internet access
group of students to video
lesson on which you want feedback

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