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Inspiring Case Studies
Over 2,500 schools and universities are using IRIS Connect to drive improvement through teacher-led professional learning. Through our platform they collaborate to improve outcomes and tap into the excellence that exists within and beyond their organisation, in a way that saves precious time and money. Explore our case studies and discover the impact that video-enabled PD has for mentors, teachers and their learners.
Decades of research shows that, to help teachers to grow, we must think of professional development as a collective process rather than an event. We must support teachers to collaboratively engage with theory, modeling, feedback and coaching in the context of their own classrooms. However, practical barriers like timetables and distance often get in the way. IRIS Connect removes these barriers, enabling cost-effective, impactful, professional learning at scale. Here’s some of the latest research confirming the effectiveness of our solution:
Guidance Report on Effective Professional Development
Based on a meta-analysis of over 100 educational research papers, the Education Endowment Foundation published comprehensive guidance on effective professional development. This research shows that there are 14 mechanisms (grouped in 4 categories) that make PD effective. Through IRIS Connect you can enable all of these mechanisms in your school, providing an effective PD solution for your teachers.
A Rapid Review of Remote and Blended Teacher Education
During the Covid-19 pandemic, the Department of Teacher Education at the University of Birmingham undertook a rapid evidence assessment to see if effective teacher education could be achieved in remote and blended programmes, including solutions like IRIS Connect.
Substituting In-Person Classroom Observations Through Video
The Best Foot Forward Project led by the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University investigated whether video technology can make the classroom observation process easier to implement, less costly, and more valid and reliable.
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