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Classroom observations have progressed substantially in the last 10 years. The movement to use video technology to make observations more frequent and connect them to teacher collaboration networks is extremely positive. But while schools have found value, many are still struggling with maintaining momentum of their programs.
At the same time, a teacher’s own observation skills have never been more important to lifting student achievement. You know good student engagement and motivation when you see it in class, but this important predictor of success can’t be easily measured and turned into actionable data. Doing it well is harder than ever as class sizes grow and individualized instruction has become more important.
What if video technology could dramatically improve how teachers see and hear each individual student?
We believe it can. Our new Multi-Camera (see Pro+) and Multi-Microphone (see C-Series Robot) video technologies enable teachers to individualize classroom observations. They can then easily review, share and discuss these video observations, where you can see and hear each student as though you were in class, sitting next to them. This has the potential to change everything.
It could shift reflection into something that deepens teachers’ understanding of their students. It could open up the classroom to collective insights by teams of teachers, improving the depth of insight with each student. Connecting these deeper insights to teacher collaboration for lesson planning would improve the efficiency and impact on overall student achievement of this activity.