How to use VEO?
Initial Teacher Training
A practice-based, blended solution to teacher training.
Remote teacher training
VEO allows your institution to design your PGCE course to focus on teaching practice before students enter the classroom.
While access to classrooms is uncertain, VEO offers an effective solution to kick-starting initial teacher training safely and effectively.
Using VEO’s video recording, tagging and feedback is also a long-term solution for focusing your PGCE course directly on practice.
Recordings can be shared securely with their peers and tutor for feedback. This also allows University tutors to observe their trainees remotely, saving travel time and cost.
Newcastle University is one of the institutions adopting this method of teacher training. Here are some of the ways in which they’re applying VEO.
“The comments and notes sections on the platform are really useful as it allows us to check certain feedback about a particular activity or task.”
Interact with videos of teaching practice
Course tutors upload videos for trainees to explore classroom dynamics and understand specific techniques in action. Supporting documents and learning materials can also be uploaded alongside the videos in the VEO platform to increase understanding.
Tutors can pose questions on specific moments in the videos. This encourages trainees to comment on the videos and discuss aspects like lesson pacing and benefits.
This also introduces teachers to the VEO platform and how they can collaborate on videos and share resources on the platform throughout the duration of their course.
VEO can increase the learning that trainees take from microteaching sessions during their initial teacher training.
Trainees can record the lessons they deliver to their peers – or online – to revisit for focused self-reflection.
Videos can be shared with their peers for comments, and with tutors for actionable feedback on how to improve practice before even entering the classroom.
Continued teacher development
Trainees record themselves delivering lessons and share them with peers and tutors for focused feedback. Tags highlighting key moments allow them to see exactly where they can improve, and implement positive changes the very next time they enter the classroom
This process is repeated throughout the course for accelerated trainee development and understanding. Tutor feedback is based on a rounded picture of trainees’ practice and trainees’ reflections, built up over the course of the placement, rather than based on individual lessons.
Video recordings can also replace some in-classroom observation which saves tutors significant amounts of travel time and expense.
Request a free demo to see how VEO can help you