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Sibme Notes: Instructional Coaching feedback using video

Instructional Coaching Feedback Using Video — Sibme Notes from Webinar 4

Part 4 of our 9-part webinar series was October 19th. During the webinar Dr. Tonya Goree from Francone Elementary School discussed the ways in which she structures feedback after a video-enhanced observation. Instructional Coaching feedback can be greatly enhanced with video if the video is structured to highlight certain areas, fostering rich conversations around video. Also, using data to quantify improvement has been critical to Dr. Goree’s massive gains in student achievement over the past two years. 

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Here’s an overview of the key takeaways from Webinar 4:

Instructional Coaching Feedback = Gains in Student Achievement

The webinar begins with a review of Dr. Tonya Goree’s campus achievement data for the past two years. Over the past two years, Dr. Goree has instituted a systematic process for guiding all teachers on her campus through a three-step cycle of coaching using video to improve instruction in every classroom. The results have been dramatic for her campus:

  • Math and Science scores have improved over 30%
  • Reading scores have improved over 25%
  • Writing scores have improved almost 35%

Dr. Goree attributes this dramatic success to maximizing instructional effectiveness in every classroom, which she says is largely due to the process of using video to coach teachers. This process results in teachers’ willingness to try new things and change their professional practice in a way that no other professional development ever has.

More time in the classroom = More improvement

Coaches need to spend more than a couple of times in the classroom to see any measurable change in teacher practice. The only way Dr. Goree’s campus has been able to accomplish this is through the use of video to capture more instruction. Using the time-stamped feedback feature in Sibme means that coaches can efficiently provide feedback on targeted moments of instruction, which helps teachers focus on key elements of instruction and avoid other distractions. Dr. Goree insists that coaches provide feedback within 48 hours of recording video of the classroom. Dr. Goree believes that feedback becomes meaningless unless a teacher gets it quickly.

Productivity Tools for Instructional Coaches

Dr. Goree and her fellow coaches use the Coaching Tracker to help keep up with timely feedback. This productivity tool, available only in Sibme, allows coaches to keep notes of their observations, identify which videos need feedback for each teacher, and see when they get replies from coachees. Many webinar participants found this to be a high-impact productivity tool for instructional coaches to stay organized.

Context for the Conversation

Dr. Goree uses the framework tags to create keep feedback focused on specific instructional goals, as connected to their campus instructional rubric, rather than trying to catch every single thing in a video. Additionally, custom marker tags make it possible to help coaches and teachers identify bright-spots, ask questions, and share ideas with one another. The custom marker tags make it easy to search comments and only see what you want to see in the comment feed. Also, the framework tags and custom marker tags are tracked for frequency in the analytics dashboard, which gives Dr. Goree an opportunity to see trends at the teacher and campus level, which drives decision making for campus instructional goals.

This is part 4 in a 9-part series. Get access to all 9 videos in once place by clicking on the button below!

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