Series: Focus on Collaboration

Analyzing Video in a Grade Level Meeting

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In this video, a team of preschool teachers looks at video documentation of a performance task in which children are asked to make equal groups from a set of cookies. The team looks for evidence of student thinking and uses a discussion protocol to share observations and wonderings with the presenting teacher.

In the first round of comments, teachers describe what they see the child do and interpret what that reveals about the child’s understanding. In the second round, teachers share questions about the work.

Why is this important?

Recording video in the classroom is a powerful way to document student work to share with colleagues. Both the presenting teacher and her team of colleagues benefit from the opportunity to look closely at student work together.