Using 360-Degree Video Footage to Support the Preparation and Development of Teachers
Abstract: A major challenge facing teacher educators is that of preparing and developing teachers who apply what is learned in teacher-preparation coursework to experiences in classroom teaching. This session shares one promising approach in the use of 360-degree video footage of classroom teaching episodes with prospective teachers. Short video snippets will be shared that highlight the benefits of 360-degree panning to unpack the complexities of teaching. These videos are currently being used in a methods for teaching secondary mathematics course. Prospective teacher work samples will be shared and include rubric rankings, written explanations, and reflection papers based on viewing and using the 360-degree video footage of classroom teaching episodes. In this session participants will articulate challenges associated with teacher preparation and development, consider ways to meet these challenges, and discuss actionable technology-based strategies and resources that can be used across contexts such as teacher preparation and professional development.