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Recent reports have detailed the specific mechanisms of truly impactful professional development, such as instructional coaching, ongoing feedback, and reflection (EEF, 2021; Darling-Hammond, 2017). Many of these mechanisms underpin the very basis of IRIS Connect.
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Firstly you will need to check with your organisation’s policies on the use of personal devices. If they are not approved, you can either use one of the IRIS Connect kits if they have purchased them (Discovery Kit or Starter Kit) or use a shared school device.
Secondly, you must always make sure you have installed and use the IRIS Connect Record app. Our app is designed to securely capture, encrypt and upload recordings directly to your account, then automatically remove the file once uploaded. This means data is never stored or viewed locally which can be a security risk. The app is also designed to manage the uploading of large files over the internet and offers a range of features such as pairing for capturing 2 views and anonymisation mode if you need to avoid capturing personal data when recording.
Once uploaded, you’ll be able to use all of IRIS Connect’s features for effective video-enabled professional development.
You have the option to share videos from your personal library with others, but you can revoke access at any time, and the person who you share your videos with is not able to share the videos with anyone else.
During a live, in-ear coaching session, a teacher is viewed remotely, using IRIS Connect’s Go Live feature by a coach who communicates privately with the teacher via a discrete earpiece. The coach and the teacher decide the best way to talk to each other and consider things such as what will be said, when and for how long.
Its power lies in how immediate it is. A teacher can receive quality feedback and developmental suggestions while they are teaching. This means that they can try out new ideas or adjust a particular strategy in front of their coach and get more help and feedback in the moment. What’s more, the whole session can be recorded and annotated with written comments for a face to face debrief later on.
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