Breaking Barriers: Video Inquiry Bridges Distance for Alaska’s Teachers (Via The Learning Professional)

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In a recent article published in The Learning Professional, authors Dr. Lisa Richardson and Dr. Cathy Coulter describe their innovative use of video technology for teacher collaboration in Alaska.

Lisa is the coordinator of the Reading Specialist Program at the University of Alaska Southeast, and Cathy coordinates the Language and Literacy Program at the University of Alaska Anchorage. They discuss how video inquiry (powered by Edthena’s Video Coaching platform) helps educators in remote locations to share strategies and enhance professional development through mutual observation and feedback, overcoming the vast distances that separate them.

Key takeaways from the article include:

  • Facilitating Remote Collaboration: Video technology allows teachers in isolated regions to engage in collaborative professional development.
  • Continuous Professional Growth: The use of video supports ongoing development by enabling educators to observe each other’s teaching practices and provide constructive feedback.
  • Overcoming Geographic Challenges: This method proves particularly effective in Alaska, where schools are often separated by large distances and geographic barriers.
  • Direct Application: The approach emphasizes practical application, improving real-time instruction and feedback processes.

For further details, the full article can be accessed here (subscription required).

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