|Grade-Level Supports||Instructional Coach|
|K-3 Specialist||Melanie Kunz (All Campuses)|
Victoria Jenkins (All Campuses)
Alana Johnson (Draper)
Breanna Murdock (Draper & Independence)
|9-12 Support||Scott Pettit (SAHS)|
Alana Johnson - APPEL Program Director
Capture your learning!
Thanks to the STEM Action Center Professional Learning Grant we have developed a robust program of teacher collaboration. We utilize Swivl robots and Canvas collaboration to share teaching and provide peer coaching. Teachers record their instruction and receive feedback from a colleague. This opportunity for reflection grows teacher capacity and collaboration across our schools.
108 Educators are improving their practice through this program in 2020-21.
2021-2022 Professional Learning Grant Contacts:
Bluffdale - Jenni Hathaway
Draper - Aimee Rohling
Independence - Janalie Youngblood
SAHS - Kelly Jones
"Using the Swivls has been a very easy and much improved method of recording teaching in the classroom. The app has a quick walk-through which gives a quick concise idea of what it is capable of. Set-up took no longer than a minute and I was ready to roll. I love being able to start the recording by pressing the button on the device around your neck. It is a very unobtrusive way to start a recording without the students' attention going to the recording device. This gives you a very natural start and finish to your videos that get right to the teaching moment. Definitely worth giving it a try!" - JH Music Teacher
"Recording your teaching is never a comfortable experience. Especially when we are asked to share that teaching with a coworker. Thankfully, I have been able to share my recordings with teachers and coaches that I trust. The feedback that I receive from them is so valuable. They see things that I might have missed and they give praise with things that I might take for granted in my classroom. I have also implemented ideas from watching their teaching as well. Participating in the incentive program has helped me realize that what goes on in my classroom (the good, the bad, and the ugly) is normal. It helps me take some of the pressure I put on myself." - 3rd Grade Teacher
"The Swivl worked really well in my classroom. It lends itself to an easy/user-friendly setup and it only took me a few minutes to figure it out. The Swivl app and website made it easy to watch my lesson again in order to reflect on my teaching. My only tip would be to put it in a place where it won’t be as noticeable for the students—the “robot” was a little distracting for some." - JH ELA Teacher