Video Collaborative Supports Professional Development

April 5, 2010

Sharon Derry and colleagues support the practice and development of teachers in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) with the Video Mosaic Collaboratory. VMC is an interactive digital environment supporting video-based teacher professional development and related research. It contains indexed video cases and accompanying data on students’ mathematical reasoning. This important and extensive collection is based on NSF-supported research spanning two decades. A distributed, interdisciplinary team of mathematics teacher educators and learning scientists are designing and sharing adaptable teacher professional development interventions. This research aims to produce successful interventions and to generate knowledge and strong hypotheses about factors influencing intervention success.