Online Workshop on video-based professional development for teachers

04/04/2022

The Future Classroom Lab in collaboration with IRIS Connect is organising an online workshop on 10 May at 17:00 CEST where teachers can explore and discover the power of video-based professional developments and learn about new tools that can support and have a positive impact on their practice.

Continuous professional development is essential for teachers to be able to improve their practice and teaching, learn and adapt their lessons, and continue to successfully support the development and academic achievement of their students. The Future Classroom Lab in collaboration with IRIS Connect is organising an online workshop where teachers can explore and discover the power of video-based professional developments and learn about new tools that can support and have a positive impact on their practice. Participants will deepen their understanding of the theory behind instructional coaching and learn how to underpin a successful, ongoing coaching relationship, allowing them to access opportunities to reflect upon their own coaching practices and make incremental improvements. The workshop will engage them with evidence-informed pedagogy through bit-sized theory snapshots and offer real video examples of practice from different contexts.
During the workshop teachers will have access to and utilise IRIS Connect's platform, which is designed to encourage collaboration, refine teaching techniques and remote instructions. Having a video-based observation is expected to remove some of the logistical barriers to observing teaching practice whilst offering additional benefits to improve teacher outcomes such as: 

  • Improving instructional (peer) coaching through tailored coaching approaches, prioritising and personalising the required development support - key to developing effective teachers and educational leaders
  • Facilitating collaborative learning via self and peer reflection and remote feedback, allowing teachers insight into other school environments, in addition to the ones they carry out their practice in
  • Creation of online programs and libraries of recordings of authentic practice for ongoing training purposes, including using time-stamped annotations for modelling.
  • Fostering closer collaboration between ITE providers and partner schools for better bridging the gap between theory and practice

Practical information:

When: 10 May  at 17:00 CEST
Duration: 2 hours (17:00 – 19:00 CEST)
Target audience: 30-40 K12 teachers 

To allow maximum opportunities for engagement the participation to the online workshop is limited to only a small number of participants. Please make sure to register in advance if you want to take part in it as a policy of first-come-first-served will be used. 

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