ERIC Number: EJ876346
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Reference Count: 10
Viewer Discussion Is Advised: Video Clubs Focus Teacher Discussion on Student Learning
van Es, Elizabeth A.
Journal of Staff Development, v31 n1 p54-58 Feb 2010
A video club is a group of teachers who meet on a regular basis to view and discuss video segments from their classrooms. In a video club, the group establishes the goals, then tapes and selects the video segments for viewing. A video club is a fairly simple way to use technology for teacher learning. Video captures classroom interactions that teachers may not have noticed when they were teaching and allows them to revisit noteworthy events that they were unable to examine initially. In this article, the author describes a video club she facilitated and uses that example to highlight three considerations for setting up a video club. The three considerations that are required to start a video club are: (1) establishing the group and defining the goals; (2) videotaping and selecting clips; and (3) facilitating the meetings.
Descriptors: Video Technology, Clubs, Technology Uses in Education, Professional Development, Classroom Observation Techniques, Program Design, Program Implementation, Selection, Coaching (Performance), Goal Orientation, Reflective Teaching, Elementary School Mathematics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Grade 5
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