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Improve Educator Practice With Video Annotation

A webinar featuring Dr. Ray Francis, Professor at Central Michigan University, on the use of annotated video to transform traditional teacher training methods and promote effective professional learning

In the ever-evolving landscape of education, the need for continuous professional development among teachers is paramount. Join this discussion with Dr. Ray Francis, Professor at Central Michigan University, on leveraging video annotation to transform traditional teacher training methods and promote effective professional development.

In this on-demand webinar you’ll learn how video can help:

  • Enhance professional growth and application of learned strategies with a direct glimpse into real classroom scenarios
  • Foster a collaborative learning environment with a focus on reflection and actionable feedback 
  • Customize learning experiences to support specific professional goals

Dr. Ray Francis

Dr. Ray Francis is a tenured professor, and member of the graduate faculty in the Department of Teacher and Special Education (TSE) at Central Michigan University (CMU). Dr. Francis currently teaches doctoral level courses in the Doctor of Educational Technology (DET) program with a focus on motivation and engagement. He also works with novice teachers promoting success in clinical experiences and the student teaching seminar experience. Dr. Francis’ current research interests include aspects of student motivation in blended and online learning, concept mapping to build professional knowledge, the use of prior learning assessment to promote student success, authentic assessment for reappointment, promotion, and tenure, and the use of non-linear assessment strategies to promote student learning and build the professional knowledge. He is an ongoing advocate of the Prior Learning Assessment process in higher education. In addition, Dr. Francis has served with many accreditation agencies including the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC), the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). Also, Dr. Francis serves as a member of the Peer Review Corps of the Higher Learning Commission.