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Jim Knight: video, the biggest innovation for teacher professional development since...

Posted by Shawn Edmondson on 8/23/16 10:16 AM

In the first of our five-part interview series with Jim Knight, Jim talks about how video is transforming instructional coaching. He outlines the key reasons why video is such a disruptive technology for teacher professional development and argues that it’s the biggest innovation for PD since the internet.

“The potential of video is awesome...some of the best professional development you’ll ever do.”

- Jim Knight (Click to tweet)



Dr. Jim Knight is a research associate in the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning and director of the Kansas Coaching Project. He has spent the past two decades studying professional learning and instructional coaching and has recently authored the book  Better Conversations: Coaching Ourselves and Each Other to Be More Credible, Caring, and Connected.

In recent years, Jim has researched the use of video for instructional coaching and has authored a book on the subject called Focus on Teaching: Using Video for High Impact Instruction. Jim was interviewed for this series by Dr. Shawn Edmondson, CEO of IRIS Connect Inc.

This is 1 of 5 blog posts that document our conversation with Jim. Check out the next post: "Jim Knight: the 5 components of a trusting coaching relationship"

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