Sibme Coach and Content Writer

Dr. Stephanie Affinito

Stephanie Affinito is a literacy teacher educator in the Department of Literacy Teaching and Learning at the University at Albany in New York. She regularly teaches graduate courses on elementary classroom literacy instruction, literacy intervention and children’s literature. She has researched literacy coaching as part of her doctoral studies and focuses much of her current work on how technology and digital tools can impact teacher learning and collaboration. She presents regularly at state and national literacy conferences on literacy coaching, teacher collaboration and learning with technology and digital tools. She lives in upstate New York with her husband and three children.

Sibme's Director of Professional Learning and Content Writer

Cory Camp, M. ED.

Cory is an educator passionate about transforming education at all levels. As a teacher, Cory worked in inclusive and special education settings; finding purpose in advocating for struggling learners and supporting fellow teachers to meet the needs of ALL learners. It was over 11 years ago, while in the classroom, that Cory discovered the power of video for self-reflection and describes that first video as the pivotal moment in her career. Since leaving the classroom to work at district and regional levels, she continued to use video to support teachers, PLCs, and instructional leaders at all levels to design and implement blended and video-enhanced professional learning. Cory's passion lies in helping educators create authentic and empowering learning experiences. She specializes in supporting the implementation of video in K-12 campuses, districts, and regional service centers.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • A message from your instructor

    • How to use this course

    • Before we begin...

  • 2

    Theoretical Overview

    • What is Blended Professional Learning?

    • Online VS Face-to-Face Experiences in Blended Professional Learning

    • Remote or Distance Blended Professional Learning

    • Test your learning

  • 3

    Why Video?

    • Why Video for Blended Professional Learning?

    • The Roles of Video in Professional Learning

    • Doug Fisher and Nancy Frey on the Benefit of Video-based Feedback

    • Ready to use video to support your blended professional learning?

    • Reflect and Respond

  • 4

    Using Video in Blended Professional Learning - Practical Applications

    • Activity: Explore the Various Roles of Video for your Blended Experience

    • Activity: Establish Norms and Expectations for Using Video

    • Activity: Sibme Mission- Classroom 360

    • Activity: Sibme Mission - Getting to Know Me

    • Activity: Record Current Practices to Set the Stage for New Learning

    • Activity: Deepen Understanding of Content with Video

    • Activity: Create Spaces for Collaboration and Video Sharing

    • Activity: Select or Create a Protocol for Feedback and Collaboration

    • Activity: Provide On-Demand Access to Learning

    • Activity: Provide Coaching Support with Video

    • Guide: Synchronous, Asynchronous, Online, Offline... Oh, My!

    • Activity: Compare the Blended Learning Modes

    • Checklist: Get Ready for Your Online Face-to-Face Session

    • Cory's On Camera Tips

    • Sample Blended Professional Learning Experience

  • 5

    Next Steps...

    • Congrats! Here's what's next...

    • References and Further Readings

    • Before you go...