Harness the power of video to promote reflective practice and teacher growth Video is the only feedback method that allows educators to view their teaching through their own eyes, yet many K-12 professionals have yet to reap the benefits of this powerful technology. This practical and comprehensive guide takes advantage of new methods and tools to capture teaching and learning and a broad base of current research to impact teacher thinking and actions. Written for instructional coaches, administrators, supervisors, and individual teachers, it includes  • guidance on how to get started and how to engage in nonjudgmental and descriptive analysis  • scaffolding to counter anxiety and resistance, and to cultivate a growth mindset.  • chapters on specific contexts including developmental, evaluative, and problems of practice.  • guidance for observation in specific grade bands and for specific student populations.  • templates and links to videos for video analysis tasks, step-by-step process outlines, real-world vignettes and application questions. Drawing on broad evidence of the impact of video on teaching, this is the guide for maximizing this powerful form of professional learning.

What Are the Technical Aspects of Creating Video Recordings of Teaching?

What Are the Technical Aspects of Creating Video Recordings of Teaching?

Technology is the campfire around which we tell our stories.

—Laurie Anderson

Chapter Objectives

  • To review best practices in capturing, editing, storing, and sharing video of teaching
  • To share sample consent and permission forms that respect and protect teachers and students

Once the decision to utilize video in teacher learning has been made, technology requirements are usually the next aspect of implementation that facilitators consider. Simply put—how will the video material get produced? Concerns usually arise when teachers hear they are to video record themselves, and facilitators may wonder how they will obtain video materials that will fit with the teacher-learning tasks they are designing. When starting ...

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