3 ways to prioritize teacher PD as schools reopen

High-quality PD is still crucial to instructors success, and now is not the time to downsize, especially provided the ongoing challenges teachers are facing this school year. Producing time and space for expert learning will help teachers charge their batteries.

Below are 3 methods to help efficiently and efficiently focus on instructor PD for the rest of this year and beyond.

As schools make plans to reopen, it would be easy for school and district leaders to put teacher PD on the backburner. There are, after all, a great deal of contending top priorities– from handling first-days-of-school schedules to browsing brand-new cleaning protocols to constructing culture and neighborhood.

Simplify feedback to teachers by means of video observations

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Adam Geller, Founder, EdthenaAdam Geller is the founder of Edthena, a video analysis and online cooperation platform for teachers, and author of “Evidence of Practice: Playbook for Video-Powered Professional Learning.” He began his profession in education as a science teacher in St. Louis, Missouri. Because 2011, Adam has supervised the evolution of Edthena from a paper-based prototype into a research-informed and patented platform used by schools, districts, instructor training programs, and expert development suppliers.

A year back, the majority of teachers would have told you they had never tape-recorded their mentor. And now the opposite holds true: most instructors have actually seen their teaching on video. Given that the experience has actually been stabilized, there is a chance to finally make video observation an integrated part of the observation and feedback procedure.

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