Digital video is being applied to teacher training, development, and evaluation. This chapter evokes theories and practices of performance observation and improvement. It demonstrates facilitative media used in the design and implementation of a current interinstitutional project by the authors. Simultaneously, the implications of teaching evaluation techniques caught in the lens of digital observation technologies lead to considerations of their personal and social impact on the field of world language teacher training and professional development in the 21st Century. A more communal and non-hierarchical approach, called peer coaching, is advanced with a value-added digital video and e-community twist.
Copyright © 2007 CALICO. This chapter first appeared in Preparing and Developing Technology-Proficient L2 Teachers.
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Brinckwirth, Anton, Elizabeth M. Kissling, Kathryn Murphy-Judy, and Carlos Valencia. "Technology Follows Technique: Refocusing the Observational Lens." In Preparing and Developing Technology-Proficient L2 Teachers, edited by Margaret A. Kassen, Roberta Z. Levine, Kathryn Murphy-Judy, and Martine Peters, 165-86. Vol. 6. CALICO Monograph Series. CALICO, 2007.