- Year 2018
- NSF Award #1439880
- Registration Master Teaching Fellow
- First Name Martin
- Last Name Berryman
- Institution Tufts University
- School Name and District Currently Teaching Malden High School - Malden,MA
The Tufts University Noyce program (grades 1-12) explores the intersection of issues around equity, language, and student thinking in the classroom. To that end, each year TFs and MTFs develop case studies as tools to focus attention on particular issues and challenges that sustain conversation, encourage reflection, and motivate teachers to shift their practice. The case studies illustrate challenging and vexing dynamics in students’ thinking, while serving as a way to encourage teachers to reflect on and shift their practice. A Virtual Learning Community (VLC) video club was created using the Torsh Talent platform to analyze and reflect on video and audio from TF/MTF classrooms. Classroom video analysis provided primary source data to enrich the case study work. As Sherin and her colleagues (Sherin, 2007; van Es & Sherin, 2008) have shown, video clubs are powerful formats for shifting teachers’ practices around listening to student thinking and honing in on disciplinary substance. Video data provides a shared resource to overcome gaps between what people say they do and what they, in fact, do (Jordan & Henderson, 1995, p. 50).