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Effectively support trainee teachers through powerfully simple video technology

Initial Teacher Training providers can:

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. This is also useful for ITT, where multiple people may need to observe lessons or mentor meetings.

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. Having granular feedback, which is rooted in concrete actions in the classroom really helps bridge the gap between research and practice and creates true purposeful integration between ITT and their partner schools.

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. You can build your own mentoring pathway, or use one of our defined pathways, which help to create a consistent mentoring approach across your partnership. The ability to track completion and engagement on a dashboard is also useful for Lead Mentors.

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 and share a sustainable solution to the challenges faced in Initial Teacher Education.

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

ITT Projects

Hampshire SCITT IRIS Connect

Quality Assuring Teacher Training

- The Hampshire SCITT Partnership, UK
Collaboration on the IRIS Connect Platform

A Blended Approach to ITE

- VIA University College, Denmark
Live Remote Coaching

Remote Coaching Trainee Teachers

- The University of Tartu, Estonia
Elegant Teacher with Students

Supporting Student Teachers’ Practical Expertise

- JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Finland
University of Twente in The Netherlands

Enhanced Teacher Training

- University of Twente, The Netherlands

“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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