Teach for America: Professional Development Assessment


TFA Professional Development Assessment
miniDV Widescreen. Color.
Total Running Time: 1 minute 44 seconds.

In the spring of 2009, Teach For America launched a massive video-based assessment of its own professional development methodologies. By implementing the Real-Time, “fly-on-the-wall” stylistic approach of the widely heralded Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMMS — in which 7MC also participated), TFA hopes to measure the strength of its training programs. The first video-based assessment in the company’s history — during which hundreds of teachers are being videotaped — this project could have a long-lasting impact on TFA teacher training.