2019 RBT Video Contest

THE SKILLFUL TEACHER VIDEO CONTEST

“A Skillful Teacher is made, not born.”

Research For Better Teaching is looking for examples of skillful teaching in action.  

Fourty years ago, in the first edition of The Skillful Teacher, that Jon Saphier first detailed the research-based pedagogical skills it takes to be an effective teacher.  Since then, Jon Saphier and his RBT colleagues have continued to build on this knowledge and engage teachers and leaders across the country in the deep study of what we call high-expertise teaching.

RBT would like to recognize and share the outstanding work of teachers across the country who are working hard to put into practice the skills from The Skillful Teacher in order to provide their students with better teaching every day.

If you believe you are a skillful teacher, or you know someone who is, submit your video today! 

10 EASY STEPS:

  1. Pick a skill from The Skillful Teacher 
  2. Review the criteria for showcasing that skill in The Skillful Teacher
  3. Plan a lesson that will highlight the chosen skill
  4. Have all subjects in the video complete a release form (student formadult form)
  5. Film the lesson with the best quality equipment available
  6. Upload your video to Vimeo and get a password-protected, downloadable link (instructions)
  7. Digitally compile all lesson materials, including release forms and upload to a folder
  8. Complete the online entry form by December 16, 2019
  9. Send any additional material via email or mail
  10. Wait for the announcement of the winners by August 1, 2020

 

PRIZES

GRAND PRIZE: 

  • $500 Amazon gift certificate awarded to the featured classroom teacher
  • An onsite or virtual visit to your classroom from Jon Saphier or an RBT Consultant, dependent on location
  • A copy of The Skillful Teacher, 7th Edition autographed by Jon Saphier
  • Your video showcased on our website and shared with the RBT community

RUNNER UP:

  • $250 Amazon gift certificate awarded to the featured classroom teacher
  • A copy of The Skillful Teacher, 7th Edition autographed by Jon Saphier
  • Your video showcased on our website and shared with the RBT community

HONORABLE MENTION:

  • A copy of The Skillful Teacher, 7th Edition autographed by Jon Saphier
  • Your video showcased on our website and shared with the RBT community

 

JUDGING CRITERIA:

  1. Alignment to Area of Performance or Skill in The Skillful Teacher: (50 points) How well does the video represent a specific skill?
  2. Rationale: (15 points) How strong is the rationale for how the video represents the identified skill?
  3. Quality: (35 points) How good is the overall audiovisual quality of the entry?

 

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