Megan Stuhlman, a Research Scientist at the Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL), is collaborating with the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools during the New England New Teacher Seminar (NENTS) today.
The goal of this workshop is to support early career teachers through using focused, intentional review of video recordings to advance their own practice as well as support the professional development of their peers. This three-day workshop will serve as the foundation for continued sharing of video recorded lessons among small cohorts of new teachers.
During the workshop, Stuhlman will be introducing these young teachers to the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS), an observational assessment developed and tested by researchers at CASTL to measure effective teaching. The CLASS will be used as a rubric for conceptualizing practice, framing requests for feedback, and providing feedback on recorded lessons.
Teachers will develop a vocabulary for discussing their observations and reflections that is key to meaningful professional growth opportunities. There will be a total of seven parts of this workshop and cohorts of teachers will be mixed by departments.
Stuhlman has been supporting teachers through multiple projects at CASTL for the last 15 years, and has been a coach using video recordings.