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AACTE and Edthena to Offer $500,000 in Grants for Teacher Preparation Video Observations

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AACTE is collaborating with Edthena to provide $500,000 in grant funding to teacher education programs for Spring 2021.

AACTE member institutions may apply by December 7, 2020, to receive up to $25,000 for implementing video observation technology to support their teacher candidates during COVID-19 and beyond. Through this partnership, up to twenty AACTE members will receive grants for the upcoming Spring 2021 academic term.

A leader in video observation and collaboration technology, Edthena is widely used by schools, districts, and teacher education programs across the country. The technology platform enables teacher candidates to upload videos of their practice and faculty to provide feedback at specific moments in time. An approved edTPA platform provider, Edthena’s video technology can be utilized in methods courses, field observations, edTPA skill building, and group learning, making it possible to capture data for candidate growth and program improvement.

AACTE members can utilize Edthena to advance video technology in preparing future educators at their institutions by:

  • Practicing pedagogical skills within a methods class
  • Virtually observing master teachers during field experience
  • Regularly supervising candidates during student teaching

Apply now for a grant to implement the Edthena video observation platform within your program. Complete the short application by December 7, 2020. Grant recipients will be announced on December 14, 2020.

To learn more about the AACTE Video Observation Technology Implementation Grant Program, visit www.aacte.org/video-observation.

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Jerrica Thurman

Director of Marketing & Communications, AACTE