A Toolkit for Video in the Classroom How Classroom-Based, Teacher-Controlled Video Can Improve the Observation Process

October 7, 2015

The Best Foot Forward Project's newly released toolkit is featured in the following Usable Knowledge blog post.

After a three-year project that showed the promise and challenges of video observation as a tool for teachers’ professional growth, the Center for Education Policy Research (CEPR) at Harvard has released a comprehensive toolkit to help educators get a successful start with video observations in their own communities.

The toolkit offers practical guidance that grew out of CEPR’s Best Foot Forward project, which set out to discover if it was possible to improve the classroom observation process by letting teachers record videos of their lessons and submit their best efforts to administrators for evaluation. Best Foot Forward project researchers, led by Professor Thomas Kane, collected data in four states and surveyed hundreds of teachers and administrators and thousands of students on the use of video in the classroom.


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