OPEN ACCESS LINK: http://www.learntechlib.org/p/216903/
ABSTRACT: We describe how we further developed StoryCircles to support teacher learning online during COVID-19. In StoryCircles, a facilitator gathers teachers to collectively represent a lesson through iterative phases of scripting, visualizing, and arguing about alternatives. We share new innovations to the StoryCircles process that have helped us overcome common challenges, such as supporting teachers in anticipating elements of the lesson prior to implementation and intervening on teachers’ learning with instructional practices that may be novel for the group. Our work has implications for teacher educators across the world who are committed to supporting teachers to learn in, from, and for the complexities of actual classroom practice but are facing the very real challenges necessitated by times of extreme societal disruption—having to cancel field experiences or offer teacher education courses in blended contexts.