Solution: Submitting Classroom Videos of Choice For Evaluation
When we started using ADVANCEfeedback five years ago, there was a bit of hesitation when it came to the video. You’re asking teachers to put themselves in a vulnerable position by recording their practice.
We started out slowly with video coaching and began learning the ins and outs of the program by asking teachers to submit 10-minute clips of themselves teaching, along with a bit of self-reflection about the clip. Before we knew it, some of our teachers, and even entire schools, really dove in and started recording and sharing a lot of videos. Soon we were really seeing the value in helping teachers improve their practice through video by way of ADVANCEfeedback.
"ADVANCEfeedback kept us connected when our world felt so disconnected."
When the pandemic struck, utilizing ADVANCEfeedback for teacher evaluations was an obvious short- and long-term solution for us. We met with the teachers union and told them we had this platform that had been delivering great value for us and would allow us to maintain some sense of normalcy at a time when it felt like everything was so chaotic.