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Improve Teacher Practice, Staff Retention, and Student Achievement with Video-Based Professional Learning

Monday, September 11, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

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Presented by Dr. Stephanie Hofer, Assistant Superintendent, Metropolitan School District of Decatur Township (IN); Hannah Karl, Lead Teacher and Project Coach, Metropolitan School District of Decatur Township (IN); and Don Rescigno, Managing Director, Teaching Channel

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This back-to-school season, district and school leaders are faced with serious challenges. Staffing shortages, supporting new teachers and retaining them, improving practice, raising student achievement—it’s a lot.

The team at the Metropolitan School District of Decatur Township has successfully tackled these challenges over the past six years by embracing video-based professional learning and they are excited to share tangible steps on how your district can too. Join us to learn how to use video-based self-reflection, peer feedback via PLCs, exemplar videos, and video coaching support to:

  • Improve practice for teachers and instructional coaches
  • Retain more teachers and coaches
  • Raise student achievement

Viewers can also look forward to learning how these methods can change the districtwide vocabulary, support experienced, high-achieving teachers, and improve culture in their school buildings. The presenters share high-impact practices and explore ways to help school and district leaders prioritize supporting teachers in effective and realistic ways.

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to K-12 teachers, school and district leaders, and education technology leaders.

Stephanie Hofer

About the Presenters

Dr. Stephanie M. Hofer is the Assistant Superintendent of MSD of Decatur Township and is in her 23rd year in public education. Dr. Hofer received her undergraduate degree from Purdue University, attending from 1996-2000. She earned her master’s degree in elementary education from Indiana University in 2004. She earned her K-12 administrative license from the University of Indianapolis in 2007. Furthering her education, Dr. Hofer completed her doctorate in educational leadership from Oakland City University in 2021. Dr. Hofer and her husband, Andrew, have two children, Emma (12) and Drew (9).

Hannah Karl

In education for over a decade, Hannah Karl began as a high school English teacher, facilitating co-taught and cross-curricular courses at Decatur Central High School. During her years in the classroom, she specialized in project-based learning and served as one of her school’s teacher leaders. For the past six years, Hannah has served as an instructional coach, called a lead teacher, for DCHS. In addition to her lead teacher role, she now also serves as an E3+ Project Coach for MSD of Decatur Township. In these roles, Hannah organizes and leads professional development sessions and weekly leadership meetings, coaches teachers, and facilitates the district PLC of lead teachers. Hannah lives in Indianapolis with her husband and two daughters. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, hiking, and listening to a good audiobook.

Don Rescigno

An edtech leader for over two decades, Don Rescigno started his career at K-12 social studies publisher Herff Jones | Nystrom where he rose to Vice President of Marketing and Product Development, helping convert the product line to digital. He then went on to launch Insight ADVANCE in 2016, where he worked as CEO until it merged with Teaching Channel in 2023.

At Teaching Channel, Don leads a team responsible for delivering teachers, instructional coaches, and administrators cutting-edge solutions that use the latest in audio and video technology to provide meaningful feedback and support to teacher growth through video-based observations, peer feedback, exemplar videos, and instructional coaching. His award-winning work in education has been recognized by Google and eSchool News, and his map application, StrataLogica, is still used in schools around the world. A Chicago resident, Don is a husband and a father of three.

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Teaching Channel

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Monday, September 11, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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