A recipe for the 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.



National Teachers Academy, Tarkington School of Excellence, Dodge Renaissance Academy


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


-A coach or colleague to collaborate with


-Willingness to make practice public and learn from educators regardless of level of experience
-Willingness to set aside time to view videos.
-Willingness to set aside time to provide feedback on colleagues’ videos.

Model 360


Problem Statement & Description

In the words of Kate Walsh, the president of the National Council on Teacher Quality, New teachers “don't know how to teach reading, don't know how to master a classroom, don't know how to use data." The Model 360 protocol provides both novice and veteran educators with structured hands-on training that builds capacity for reflective teaching.

Too often are teachers expected to sit at professional development sessions ranging from two hours to three days and close the achievement gap upon returning to their classrooms. Model 360 provides educators with a video-based forum to impact teachers’ instructional practice and students’ progress.

How To


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


Meet with your team to clarify needs and set expectations for Model 360


Teachers record student mastery of objective before Model 360. Teachers record and upload 1 video of their lesson and notify their group once they do.


Group members provide feedback within 1 to 3 days. Provide glows and grows (Virtual meetings can include but are not limited to email, Google Hangout, posts under uploaded video on Youtube or Teaching Channel.)


Analyze student assessment data based on initial data and current progress towards mastery of objective(s)/standards(s)


Develop action plan based on peer feedback and self reflection. Share action plan developed from feedback provided by three peers and repeat the teaching and learning cycle of video, feedback, and analysis.


Teacher reteaches lesson and records students’ mastery towards objective


Complete journal/blog/questionnaire on experience

Evidence to know we're on the right track

-Teachers upload and document a minimum of 1 ten minute lesson each month and provide feedback on at least 2 lessons in one to three days after videos are uploaded.
- Teachers implement the feedback provided by their colleagues (recording of revisions optional but encouraged) and collect student assessment data that shows growth in achievement when compared with assessment data before implementation of the recipe.
-Teacher and student surveys at the end of the first iteration of the recipe indicate that this process is beneficial to push the practice of teachers and the academic growth of their students based on collaboration.


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