Shane F

North East Florida Educational Consortium


As a former Reading Coach, I have realized the ...

As a former Reading Coach, I have realized the power in self-reflection. In a course I designed, educators who are ready to complete their reading endorsement must show evidence that they both have a deep understanding of teaching reading and are able to apply what they have learned in an authentic setting. Teachers create a lesson incorporating the components of reading including writing. After their plan has been approved based on a detailed rubric, they video a lesson of their teaching. Facilitators give specific feedback to the teacher and the teacher completes a reflection of their practice. In this professional learning course, educators are required to show three examples of their practice in video form with lessons and reflections. After the videos have been completed satisfactorily, educators are eligible for a Reading Endorsement--the goal of a 300-hour PL journey! Feedback has been positive and has encouraged our team to begin expanding this practice into other opportunities for our educators.

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