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Evidence of Practice: Playbook for Video-Powered Professional Learning

by Adam Geller

With the right plan, video observation and video coaching can be a high-impact lever for accelerating teacher growth. This playbook draws from researcher and practitioner advice to offer 12 video-based strategies that readers can implement in their own context for facilitating professional development:

– Classroom Tour
– Self-interview
– Example Analysis
– Pre-teach
– Self-Reflection
– Partner-Supported Reflection
– Skill Building Sequence
– Video Learning Community
– Virtual Walk-through
– Video Rounds
– Longer-Range Reflection
– Iterative Investigation
– Online Lesson Study

Plus, read about putting video evidence at the center of professional learning, focusing techniques for analyzing video, and guidance about recording and sharing video, and a framework for facilitation of video-based discussion. Afterword by Jim Knight.

Praise for Evidence of Practice:

“Educators will appreciate that the authors tackle the issue of trust building while at the same time providing best practice and practical examples that promote successful implementation. An important tool that belongs in every school’s professional library.”

Stephanie Hirsh, Executive Director at Learning Forward

“This book fills a sorely needed gap in professional practice literature when it comes to best practices for video coaching, and it answers the important questions any educator might have when using video to improve teaching in the classroom. A nice balance between theory, practice and application.”

Cary Goldweber, Executive Producer of Digital Products at ASCD

“Evidence of Practice clearly shows how video in observation and coaching can further strengthen our teaching practice. It belongs on the shelf of all administrators, coaches, and leadership teamsâ??no matter your current level of expertise in the use of video for professional development.”

Elena Aguilar, Author of Art of Coaching and Art of Coaching Teams

“We gain so much from being able to see on video what works and what doesn’t in classrooms. It’s absolutely critical to have a video component in any professional development we do, and this book provides a concrete set of strategies for video coaching that any school or district can act on.”

Jaime Casap, Chief Education Evangelist, Google

“The authors expertly identify and explain a set of concrete strategies to support the use of video to study and improve teaching practice. This is a resource that teachers, teacher educators, and district administrators should consider as they begin or expand their use of video analysis to support teachers’ professional preparation and ongoing development.”

Deborah Loewenberg Ball, William H. Payne Collegiate Professor and Director of TeachingWorks at University of Michigan

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