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Creating coaching capacity with video

Teachers and coaches at West Hills STEM Academy in Bremerton, Washington have been using IRIS Connect video technology to transform their professional development process.

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A crowdsourced video library of real teaching

Texas Education Service Center, Region 11 wanted to answer the common question from districts about what the new teaching standards “should look like”.

Re-imagining professional development

Re-imagining professional development

Working with 50 schools across Washington State to support teachers with meeting the demands of the new standards in Science and Math, Washington STEM’s STEM-PD project looks to explore how video technology can help.

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Increasing adoption and relevance of PD activities

Teachers and coaches at West Hills STEM Academy are using IRIS Connect to make sure professional development time is focused on aspects that are most relevant to each individual classroom and seeing impact the very next day.

Creating a collaborative professional learning culture

Douglas Education Service District is working to connect teachers across their region to create a more collaborative professional learning culture.

Supporting Student Teachers with video PD

Supporting Student Teachers with video PD

Since September 2014, Education Consultant, Mike Fleetham, has been working with the team at Braunstone Frith to support the learning and development of student teachers.

Supporting a third of Denmark’s student teachers with video PD

VIA University College, Denmark In a unique research project, a third of Denmark’s student teachers were given access to remote support from tutors at VIA University College using IRIS Connect.

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A structured approach to self-reflection for teachers

Unity Academy Blackpool in the UK have provided their teachers with a structured approach to self-reflection, encouraging them to take risks and experiment with new teaching strategies.

Building a positive culture of professional learning

As a participant in an EEF funded project in the UK, staff at Whitecote Primary School ran IRIS Connect film club, a ready-made professional learning programme. It gave them access to video clips, resources and discussion questions focused on dialogic teaching, via IRIS Connect.

Getting started with video professional learning

Ryan Hanley, a year 5 teacher at Treleigh Community Primary School in the UK, volunteered to be one of the first to use IRIS Connect after his school invested in the system.

Developing A Growth Mindset In Students

Braunstone Frith Primary School Zainab Gangat, a recently qualified teacher at Braunstone Frith Primary School in the UK, has used IRIS Connect to develop a growth mindset in students.

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Broadford Primary School

From Special Measures to Outstanding in 2 Years Serving some of the most deprived children in Greater London, Broadford Primary School had no time to waste in raising their standards.

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Remote Coaching With John Bayley

Expert feedback over distance The importance of remote coaching is increasingly recognised as a key tool for teacher professional development.

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Pates Grammar School

Developing professional learning conversations Pates Grammar School, designated in the second cohort of teaching schools, uses IRIS Connect to enhance the effectiveness of their PD.


Supporting Professional Development in Washington State

Video Transforms Teacher Professional Development At Tumwater High School

Supporting professional learning across a department in a Washington State school..

Personalized professional learning

How one teacher in Vancouver has personalized her professional learning using video technology.

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Gregory Heights Elementary School

Utilizing the power of IRIS Connect, Fourth Grade teacher, Kellie Goodman has been able to personalize PD to better meet her needs and grow in confidence.

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Mount Erie Elementary School

Teachers of Mt Erie Elementary, Jennie Beltramini and Kevin O’Toole, are improving the efficiency of Lesson Study and overcoming the challenges of limited time for PD using IRIS Connect.

Increasing coaching capacity with IRIS Connect

Educational Service Center Region 11 in Texas has been using IRIS Connect to dramatically increase the capacity of their instructional coaching program.

Video-enhanced field experiences for Graduate Students in Communication Sciences and Disorders programs

Dr. Mary Ellen Nevins, Director of Auditory Based Intervention is using IRIS Connect to create video-enhanced “field experiences” for Graduate Students.

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Westfields Junior School

Accelerating progress and closing the gap Westfields Junior School are an outstanding school, renowned for inclusion and recent winners of the NAACE Impact Inclusion Award.

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Duffryn High School

Live Coaching on ITV News Teachers at Duffryn High School in South Wales have been using IRIS Connect to improve teaching and learning through live coaching.

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Brislington Enterprise College

Refining a real time coaching model Teachers involved in the Brislington Enterprise College coaching programme were finding it difficult to discuss practice and pedagogy without physical evidence from lesson observations.

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Passmores Academy

Connecting teachers to develop together. Passmores Academy (famous for the fly-on-the-wall documentary Educating Essex) have developed three key areas for supporting their staff using IRIS Connect.

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Bosworth Academy

Rapid improvement through coaching Bosworth Academy’s Science department have been using IRIS Connect for the past twelve months to enhance teaching practice and support their coaching programe.

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Oak Hill Academy

Embedding a sustainable coaching culture After a visit from Ofsted, Oak Hill Academy introduced IRIS Connect to staff in a bid to improve teaching and learning.

Balby Carr Community Academy

Embedding video for supportive CPD Balby Carr Community Academy has a vision to provide the best possible education for all students and the wider community.