Teachers using video resources for new school year CPD


Mediamerge are a video production company based in Cambridge, offering video production, web video and branding solutions with a strong background in education and training. They have filmed hundreds of classroom observations, training videos and promotional materials for educational organisations.

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Cambridge-based video production company Mediamerge have been using the new academic year to bring schools the largest collection of professionally-filmed classroom practice in the UK. Aiding teacher CPD, all Mediamerge videos are captured in normal classrooms, with real teachers and pupils. This means that educators are given the most realistic insight into the teaching and learning,without actually being in the room. Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 lesson resources are now available to watch immediately via IRIS Connect, making them easier to access than ever before.

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Each filmed session includes lesson plans, feedback, and supporting materials to help teachers get real insight into different teaching practices. Schools are able to study the material in detail, reflect on good points, discuss areas for improvement, and relate these to their own teaching.

“We are very pleased to be working with IRIS Connect to make our resources available online,” said Mediamerge director Andrej Dethlefsen. “For schools it means that the observations and resources are more accessible. Individuals or staff groups can view our lesson observations and CPD resources anywhere at any time, allowing flexible use to prepare for, deliver, or review training.

“I believe that looking at the practice of peers is vitally important to teachers’ professional development. As a teacher, I recognised the need for well-recorded lessons, to begin with, simply because I wanted to see what a more experienced teacher was doing, and learn from it.”

Thousands of schools, along with leading training providers, the Department for Education and Ofsted use Mediamerge resources to deliver high-impact training, which helps to improve teaching standards and learning outcomes. Mediamerge lesson observations are now available on IRIS Connect.

Andrej added: “With a background in video production and teaching, I decided to create a series of observations as I would want them filmed, real lessons, not staged, with a real focus on learning. It is hard to believe that now hundreds of thousands of teachers view our videos every year!”

Subscription to Mediamerge’s service include instant access to all videos and resources for all staff, unlimited access to high-quality resources for all staff (on-site or remotely), updated professional lesson feedback and a growing selection of the latest examples of good practice.

Visit Mediamerge’s Iris Connect page or contact [email protected] for more information.

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