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Jana B

Daviess County Public Schools (KY)

NBCT Common Core, Student Achievement Partners Hope Street Ky Fellow

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Teachers are having a hard time with teaching f...

Teachers are having a hard time with teaching for conceptual understanding within mathematics. Some teachers may not know themselves why certain things are in mathematics, how can they teach it? I had the opportunity to participate in the Erikson Early Math Collaborative. Watching their videos that exemplified best practices on instruction and assessment was a great professional learning experience.

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One of my best professional learning opportunit...

One of my best professional learning opportunities was attending a Common Core Convening hosted by Student Achievement Partners. Student Achievement Partners continues to create innovative, supportive, and timely professional learning experiences that teachers can IMMEDIATELY implement in the classroom. They listen to the needs of teachers and are constantly curating and developing products that are free.

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I would like to share three different occasions...

I would like to share three different occasions of which using videos helped increase my professional learning. The first was having to video myself teaching to submit for National Board certification. One of the best ways to grow in our own professional practice is to watch you and your class interact on film. Critiquing the classroom performance is such a valuable tool. Second was calibrating myself using the Teachscape instrument for the TPGES/Danielson Teacher Effectiveness Framework. Lastly, vetting and scripting for teaching videos that would be shared on Teachingthecore.org website allowed me to appreciate student and teacher academic interactions, justify best practices and observe great teaching at my convenience.

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