Swivl for Professional Learning

Swivl for Professional Learning

0.25 USBE Credits
Videoing instruction is a powerful way for educators to reflect on practices and share for collaboration. The Swivl works in conjunction with an iPad or other mobile device to record video and audio from both educators and learners.

DESCRIPTION

To earn this 0.25 USBE Credit microcredential you will submit one evidence item to demonstrate how you use Swivl video to reflect on your practice and collaborate with others. Click the Earn This Microcredential button for more information.

FEES

You will be charged $20 by the badge provider. You'll be charged at the point you submit your badge for final review.

CLARIFICATIONS

While Swivl can be used by administrators for evaluation purposes, this microcredential focuses on the use of this tool for educators to reflect on practice and collaborate.

IMPORTANT TERMS

Swivl: This device pairs with a mobile device to record audio and video as an instructor presenter moves around the classroom.

Marker: These devices record presenter and learner audio. The presenter’s marker is also a transceiver that pairs with the Swivl so the video follows the presenter’s movements.

BACKGROUND SCENARIO

Scenario 1: Mrs. Smith is in her eighth year as a teacher. She is comfortable and confident in her practice, but feels like her instructional skills have plateaued for the past year or two. She decides to use her department’s Swivl and an iPad to record a lesson to see what her instruction looks like from the students’ perspective.

At first, it is uncomfortable for Mrs. Smith to see and hear herself on video. However, she soon moves past this as she watches the lesson. She notes definite strengths in her instruction, like her pacing and ability to make adjustments to her lesson plan based on feedback from students. However, she also identifies a number of areas she wants to work on. For example, she notices that most of the questions she poses fall into the DOK 1 range; she resolves to plan questions ahead of time to build in more complexity. She also realizes in watching herself that she primarily teaches to the left side of the room: she unconsciously angles her body in that direction while delivering instruction, and tends to call on more students from that side of the classroom. This is another area she plans to deliberately address.

Scenario 2: The 4th grade team at Pheasant Creek Elementary is a strongly collaborative group. They work together to design assessments and analyze data. They also plan lessons as a team, but they’ve always wished they could watch each other teach the lessons they create. There’s no money in the budget for substitutes so they can visit each other’s classrooms during the school day—plus, none of them want to plan for a sub.

Instead, they opt to use their school’s Swivl and an iPad to share their instruction. They stagger their delivery of a mathematics lesson they planned together, so that they can each use the Swivl to record it. Afterwards, they meet together watch the recording.

Initially, they feel a little self-conscious as their own videos come up, but this passes quickly. They are delighted to see how Mr. Jenkins introduces the lesson in a way that piques students’ curiosity. In Mrs. Pedersen’s lesson she uses a number of effective formative assessment strategies to gauge students’ understanding. Ms. Quincy wraps up her version of the lesson with a series of self-evaluation prompts that build student metacognition. They each decide to adopt their teammate’s effective instructional techniques into their own practice.

However, in discussing their different approaches to the lesson, they notice a missed element in their planning. At one point, there is an opportunity to connect the lesson’s content to a concept they covered the previous week. They make sure to build that into the next day’s instruction.

EVIDENCE OPTIONS

Video: Submit a 5-10 minute video of your instruction recorded with a Swivl. This should be video that you have shared and reviewed with at least one other colleague. Any video including students should follow your district/charter guidelines.

Testimonial: Submit a written or video-recorded testimonial from a colleague, in which he or she describes the way you use Swivl video to reflect on your own practice and receive feedback from him or her. Your colleague’s testimonial should demonstrate that you use the Swivl effectively and consistently to strengthen your practice.

Candidates are required to make 1 evidence submission(s).

Review Criteria

Evidence demonstrates the candidate uses Swivl to reflect on his or her own practice.Evidence demonstrates the candidate shares Swivl video with colleagues for feedback.

REFLECTION PROMPTS

  1. Describe how viewing Swivl video of your instruction has helped you to strengthen your practice. Give a specific example of a change you have made in your instruction as a result of watching yourself on video.

  2. Explain how feedback from a colleague who has viewed a Swivl video of your instruction has helped you to strengthen your practice.

  3. Describe how viewing other educators’ Swivl videos has supported your instructional practice.

Review Criteria

Reflection demonstrates the candidate uses Swivl video of his or her own instruction to reflect on practice for professional growth.Reflection demonstrates the candidate uses feedback from educators who have viewed his or her Swivl video for professional growth.Reflection demonstrates the candidate views other educators’ Swivl videos to strengthen professional practice.

RESOURCES

Swivl Training Videos
https://youtu.be/UaHSIzq0jfI
This series of videos created by Andrew Steinman shows every aspect of using the Swivl, from opening the case for the first time, to downloading and installing the app, to using a tripod.

Swivl Webinars
https://www.swivl.com/webinars/
This section of the Swivl website has both pre-recorded and live webinars showing everything from the basics of how to use the Swivl hardware and app, to how to use Swivl to build a school culture of collaboration and transparency.

Swivl Website: How to Swivl
https://www.swivl.com/how-to-use/
This section of the Swivl Website includes a number of tutorials showing how to use the device. Scenarios include a basic setup, as well as more advanced multi-camera and multi-microphone configurations.

BADGE EARNERS

Marjorie Allred
Marjorie Allred
Stephanie Allred
Stephanie Allred
Justin Andersen
Justin Andersen
Jodi Andre
Jodi Andre
Aja Arbuckle
Aja Arbuckle
Chandler Austin
Chandler Austin
Krista Baer
Krista Baer
Michelle Barnes
Michelle Barnes
Samuel Bartholomew
Samuel Bartholomew
Karly Bates
Karly Bates
Anand Bernard
Anand Bernard
Karyn Bernier
Karyn Bernier
Susan Bingham
Susan Bingham
Whitney Booth
Whitney Booth
Burgundi Bradfield
Burgundi Bradfield
Carole Brown
Carole Brown
Rebecca Burbank
Rebecca Burbank
Marlynn Byers
Marlynn Byers
Joni Camacho
Joni Camacho
Roxey Catenzaro
Roxey Catenzaro
Pamela Chiba
Pamela Chiba
Justin Christopherson
Justin Christopherson
Stacey Cluff
Stacey Cluff
Rhett Cook
Rhett Cook
Savannah Cook
Savannah Cook
Talia Cooper
Talia Cooper
Mandi Corey
Mandi Corey
Jerry Costner
Jerry Costner
Suzette Cottrell
Suzette Cottrell
Jeanette Crossley
Jeanette Crossley
Lisa Curtis
Lisa Curtis
Sherry Doud
Sherry Doud
Janette Duffin
Janette Duffin
Brian Duryea
Brian Duryea
Laura Eliason
Laura Eliason
Tara Ferrin
Tara Ferrin
Jamie Flint
Jamie Flint
Natalee Flynn
Natalee Flynn
Tiffany Forbes
Tiffany Forbes
Brittany Francis
Brittany Francis
Carson Freestone
Carson Freestone
John Garofalo
John Garofalo
Jessica George
Jessica George
Keera Graham
Keera Graham
Kelly Greenwell
Kelly Greenwell
Heidi Griffith
Heidi Griffith
Rafael Guerrero
Rafael Guerrero
Melisa Hamilton
Melisa Hamilton
Amber Hansen
Amber Hansen
Heidi Hansen
Heidi Hansen
Matthew Harris
Matthew Harris
Tiffany Hatch
Tiffany Hatch
Jeannette Hellewell
Jeannette Hellewell
Lee Hinde
Lee Hinde
Cindy Hoff
Cindy Hoff
Sabrina Hornbeck
Sabrina Hornbeck
Jileen Hughes
Jileen Hughes
Lori Jackson
Lori Jackson
Lori Jacobsen
Lori Jacobsen
Melanie Jacobson
Melanie Jacobson
Alexander Jeppson
Alexander Jeppson
Ashtin Johnson
Ashtin Johnson
M Johnson
M Johnson
Matthew Johnson
Matthew Johnson
Augusta Jones
Augusta Jones
Jeffrey Joy
Jeffrey Joy
Emily Kagie
Emily Kagie
Lindsay Kemeny
Lindsay Kemeny
Daron Kennett
Daron Kennett
Mary Kimball
Mary Kimball
Deborah Kroeger
Deborah Kroeger
Heather Larsen
Heather Larsen
Emily Lawson
Emily Lawson
Jackie Lemon
Jackie Lemon
Payden Littlefield
Payden Littlefield
Cheryl Loertscher
Cheryl Loertscher
Julliana Lund
Julliana Lund
Amelia Martinez
Amelia Martinez
Tracie Maughan
Tracie Maughan
Amy McKenzie
Amy McKenzie
Kortnie Morgan
Kortnie Morgan
Shelbi Nelson
Shelbi Nelson
Julie Nybo
Julie Nybo
Madison O
Madison O'Bagy
Kara Oliverson
Kara Oliverson
Kevin Ortiz
Kevin Ortiz
Shelley Ovard
Shelley Ovard
Annette Palmer
Annette Palmer
Tristan Pedersen
Tristan Pedersen
Laura Pettit
Laura Pettit
Sherice Phillips
Sherice Phillips
Joy Poulsen
Joy Poulsen
Amy Price
Amy Price
Tori Price
Tori Price
Kallie Read
Kallie Read
Kirk Redford
Kirk Redford
Sarah Renk
Sarah Renk
Audry Richards
Audry Richards
Tiffany Ripplinger
Tiffany Ripplinger
Brittany Roberts
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Jake Robinson
Jake Robinson
Rachel Rose
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Amanda Shea
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Kristi Shelley
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Evea Shurtz
Evea Shurtz
Ashlee Sisneros
Ashlee Sisneros
Adam Skousen
Adam Skousen
Amy Smith
Amy Smith
Kristin Smith
Kristin Smith
Jarom Stewart
Jarom Stewart
Terri Strawn
Terri Strawn
Chao Tian
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Jeffery Toller
Jeffery Toller
Catherine Tonge
Catherine Tonge
Kaitlyn Vanwagoner
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Geoffrey Warren
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Anna Webberley
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Jill Weber
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Cheyenne Whinham
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Trista Whitaker
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Kelsey Wild
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Kathryn Wilkinson
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Kimberly Wilkinson
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Karri Wilson
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Rachelle Woodbury
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Rachel Wright
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Allison Yancey
Allison Yancey
Angela Young
Angela Young
Kristy Young
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Haiqing Yu
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Mathew Zoglman-Garcia
Mathew Zoglman-Garcia

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