Supporting ITT

Effectively support trainee teachers through powerfully simple video technology

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Initial Teacher Training providers can:

remote observation

Observe lessons remotely

Intensive placements in schools leave little flexibility to respond to student teachers’ needs. With IRIS Connect, your trainee can pre-record their practice using video and share it with their mentor at the click of a button, enabling evidence-based lesson observations independent of time and location.

remote feedback

Provide contextualised feedback

Watch recorded videos together with your trainee and provide contextualised feedback in person. Alternatively, you can easily overcome the challenges of time and distance using time-stamped comments to annotate the video or discuss feedback via Rooms, our integrated video conferencing tool. All in one place.

mentor training

Deliver effective mentor training

Create and deliver a mentoring curriculum online by sharing teaching strategies and bitesize theory snapshots using our integrated Groups feature. Effectively quality assure lead mentors and formatively assess mentors, any time, anywhere.

Find out how IRIS Connect can help you overcome the challenges within Initial Teacher Training:

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Webinar recording: How video technology can support Initial Teacher Training

Find out how ITT institutions can meet the requirements of the new Core Content Framework and use IRIS Connect’s video technology to overcome the challenges that it presents. In this webinar Andy Newell, Managing Director of IRIS Connect and Haili Hughes, Head of Education give some insights into the platform’s features (incl. our all new Practice Exchange) and share a sustainable solution to the challenges faced in Initial Teacher Education.


ITT Projects:

Cutting-edge video learning tools that support trainee teachers – Teach First, UK

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ITT Finland

Using video to support trainees to achieve Qualified Teacher Status – Hampshire SCITT, UK

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Supporting a third of the country’s trainee teachers with video PD – VIA University, Denmark

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ITT Finland

Supporting student teachers’ practical expertise – JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Finland

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ITT Netherlands

Enhancing teacher training by increasing the percentage of real practice filmed – University of Twente, The Netherlands

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Remote coaching trainee teachers live with video – University of Tartu, Estonia

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“The most significant gain is not only saving 20-40 traveling days per teacher educator but more importantly, it is the feedback received from the student teachers. Those who have used IRIS Connect have reported that the recordings and reflections are significant tools for supporting their professional development.”

– Teacher Educator, School of Professional Teacher Education at JAMK University of Applied Sciences

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Find out how IRIS Connect can help you overcome the current challenges within Initial Teacher Training