July 25, 2016 Article from Education World provides the reflections from a panel of more than a dozen Principals from around the country. They list their top 6 Goals for the upcoming school year.
Principals Set Goals for New School Year
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Best Foot Forward Project, 2015: A Toolkit for Fast-Forwarding Classroom Observations Using Video by the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University
The Best Foot Forward project is a study grounded in a simple hypothesis: Video technology can help improve classroom observations. In 2012, the study team at CEPR piloted video observations in two states and one teacher certification program. From 2013–15, the team conducted a randomized controlled trial in four states. Half of teachers were randomly assigned to do video observations in lieu of their required in-person observations. Administrators were trained to watch video lessons and give online and in-person feedback using video clips. Teachers also received content-specific feedback from a virtual peer coach. The study team collected survey and focus group data from students, teachers, and administrators as well as observation and student achievement data to determine whether the video observation process made an impact on teacher practice and student learning.
The Best Forward Toolkit addresses 4 Main Areas of Video Observations in the Classroom:
- Leveraging Video for Learning
- Cultivating Trust in Video Observations
- Turnkey Technology: Setting Up Schools for Effective Implementation
- Measuring Readiness and Assessing Success
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Click HERE for the Harvard Research Brief.