What’s the best way to showcase great teachers? Why, through reality TV, of course.
Washington D.C.’s public school district has hired a reality television company to produce videos that show off the district’s most effective teachers. There are 80 videos within the “Professional Development Video Library of Great Teaching,” which covers all nine TEACH standards across all grade levels and major subject areas. Through interviews and snippets of classroom time, the district’s strongest educators demonstrate teaching methods in these videos.
The videos were made possible by a $900,000 grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and were developed as part of IMPACT, the district’s employee evaluation tool. These evaluations are meant to help give teachers feedback on their teaching, while the videos provide examples of the most effective teachers in the district.
Take a look at the library’s overview video, embedded below, or head over to the district’s website and check out the video library.