SAN FRANCISCO (January 18, 2017) – Edthena is partnering with the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and its Network for Transforming Educator Preparation (NTEP) to deliver a free, best practice webinar on the transformational power of video coaching as part of the professional learning process. The webinar, “How Video Coaching Supports Continuous Teacher Improvement Across the Training Continuum,” will take place on Tuesday, January 31st at 2 pm ET/11 am PT.
To register for the webinar, visit https://ccsso.webex.com/ccsso/onstage/g.php?MTID=eaa16eb0a2f51357dfda3c4f9a94a6480.
Facilitated by Adam Geller, CEO of Edthena, and Ryan Saunders, program associate for CCSSO’s Education Workforce, the webinar will explore how two teacher education programs and one school district have implemented video coaching and video reflection successfully as part of their teacher training process. Each of the following presenters will provide context about their use of video and share concrete examples of how video technology has advanced their work to transform teacher professional learning:
·Radford University: Dean Kenna Colley will explore how video reflection is now integrated throughout the program experience and has created new opportunities for collaboration among faculty, field supervisors, and teacher candidates.
·University of Washington: Program Director Megan Kelley Peterson will share how video coaching enables equalized support for in-service teachers across the state who participate in an alternative licensure program.
·St. Vrain Valley School District: Assistant Superintendent Diane Lauer will reflect on how video coaching is making professional learning a personalized experience for the district’s teachers.
“Video coaching is a powerful practice that can help all educators, as well as aspiring educators, improve their practice through meaningful professional learning,” said Geller. “The webinar will provide best practices in using video from leading educational organizations and help catalyze innovation for CCSSO members and other educational leaders.”
CCSSO’s NTEP is focused on transforming licensure policies and systems; transforming program approval policies systems, and standards; transforming data systems to support continuous improvement of educator preparation; and engaging stakeholders to develop and implement this new system of educator preparation.
To engage educators in a continuous cycle of improvement and support educator preparation, schools, districts, and teacher education programs in more than 30 states have turned to Edthena. They are using the Edthena platform to make video observation an integral part of teacher induction, teacher mentoring, professional learning communities (PLCs), and peer observation.
To learn more about Edthena, visit www.edthena.com.
Edthenais the leading classroom observation platform for using teaching videos as part of professional development. Teachers upload classroom videos to share with colleagues who leave time stamped comments. Edthena also offers specialized collaboration tools to help organizations implement best practices for video-based professional learning. Edthena is the recipient of numerous awards from organizations such as SIIA, District Administration, and Tech & Learning. For more information, visit www.edthena.com. For more news about Edthena, visit blog.edthena.com.