Pirate CODE

Video Grand Rounds


Video Grand Rounds (VGR) provide teacher candidates with an introductory framework for classroom observations and subsequent discussions guided by faculty. This provides a conceptual foundation for their future study in teacher education.


Teacher candidates view video segments of typical classrooms, complete structured classroom observation protocols, and then debrief with faculty regarding the observations.

Contributions to the Field
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The common classroom observations provide teacher candidates with a common language to discuss quality teaching throughout their program. These shared experiences lead to in depth discussions of best practice. 
TQP/Pirate CODE Project Implementation Timeline
Teacher Education Program Spring 2012 Summer 2012 Fall 2013 Spring 2013 Summer 2013 Fall 2013 Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Summer 2015 Fall 2015 Spring 2016
  201230 201230 201330 201330   201380 201430   201480 201530   201580 201630

Art Education

Business Education                          
Birth thru Kindergarten Education                          
Dance Education                          
Elementary Education                          
English Education                          
Family and Consumer Sciences Education                          
Foreign Languages Education                          
History/ Social Studies Education                          
School Health Education                          
Physical Education                          
Mathematics Education                          
Middle Grades Education                          
Music Education                          
Science Education                          
Special Education                          
Theatre Education                          
Implementation Timeline Codes
  Original Language Current Language
White Not Involved  
Red Problem Analysis Squishy Pilot
Gold Prototype Design Formal Pilot
Green Field Test and Iterative Refinement Refinement & Expansion
Blue Summative Evaluation Scale Up
Purple Component Adoption with Evaluation Monitoring Impact and Reflective Studies
Future Directions

As a variety of programs pilot VGR, multiple delivery formats will be explored. Additionally, as the need for digital archives of full length lesson videos increases, collaboration with school partners locally strengthens as videos are captured of current best practices.