Using video for CPD: 10 Ideas

Posted by Charlotte Curl - Last updated on December 13, 2019

How to use video for lesson observation

Video for teachers professional development is something that’s being talked about more and more by education professionals and researchers (it even featured in a recent Guardian article). The merits of video to improve the quality of teaching and learning are increasingly being recognised and are highlighted in a large bank of research.

Something that's important to remember is that using video for CPD goes way beyond simple lesson observation and helps to put the teacher in control of their own CPD. When video is used as an empowerment tool and strict permissioning is in place for sharing practice then it's a fantastic way of developing trust, collaboration and professional discussion.

Beyond Lesson Observation

As well as making lesson observation a more objective, shared experience, video also opens the door to many other CPD activities which, with timetable restraints and the cost of lesson cover, can be difficult to implement.

Video makes coaching, mentoring, communities of practice and many more activities more effective and workable within the constraints of our busy lives.

10 ideas for using video for CPD infographic

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