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Individual Users and Collaborators, edTPA and NBCT Candidates

 

Who  
            

  • Future Teachers - A pre-service teacher uses video and data to examine their teaching and develop self-analysis and reflection skills. Future teachers, independently of a teacher preparation program may choose to form an observation team that provides feedback and recommendations to each other using the qualitative or quantitative modes of SMT.

                                                           

  • Current Teacher - A teacher who knows that the once per year formal observation has little impact may wish independently or ask other registered user colleagues to join them in a collaborative study of classroom instruction based on data and evidence.  

                                            

  • Cooperating Teachers – When mentoring beginning teachers the mentor could use the real-time feature of SMT to provide comments and offer feedback, or videotape instruction for the future teacher so either or both can complete an analysis followed by a conversation about the data collected and examine the evidence and indicators for growth in teaching skills.

                                            

  • The edTPA Candidate - In this high stakes evaluation a pre-service teacher is required to use video and data to examine their teaching demonstrating self-analysis and reflection skills when writing and submitting the edTPA for external assessment.

  • The NBCT Candidate - NBCT candidates need to submit a video segment of their teaching with an in-depth analysis and reflective narrative about their instruction. Using SMT allows the candidate to collect robust data of their teaching and to embed the data and analysis into the submission. 

Registration 

  • Cost for an individual is $45 for one whole year. 

  • Can collaborate with other registered users.

  • Has access to the SMT and edTPA documents that provide guidance on how to incorporate data into the Rubrics 6 -10 submissions.

  • Has access to the SMT and NBCT document that provides guidance on how to incorporate data into the National Board Certification of Teaching submission.   

  • The Individual or Group license fee only allows the use of SMT for personal research and NOT for research or evaluation associated with a project that is funded by an internal or external funding source, and especially not for work done for hire as an external evaluator of a grant or a funded project using local, state, national or international funds. In that case, see the Grants and Funding - Learn More, and consult with SMT per needs, options, and a license fee.                                

      See Individual FAQs for more information.