The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has launched a Web site that gives ground-level, multimedia presentations of classroom teaching.
Launched in October, Inside Teaching collects teachers’ video, audio, and online records of how they teach. It also features scholarly views on how those records are used in teacher education classes and other environments, and encourages educators to contribute their classroom practices.
Online at http://gallery.carnegiefoundation.org, the Web site helps make the “invisible work of the teacher visible,” said Desiree Pointer Mace, a co-director of the project.
“[We are] gathering together all of this work in one place and introducing it as part of a living archive,” she said. “These teachers are taking that first brave step of opening up their classroom doors to others.”
The Web site is part of the Quest Project, a two-year initiative on teacher preparation underwritten by the Stanford, Calif.-based Carnegie Foundation and the San Francisco-based Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund.
A version of this article appeared in the December 06, 2006 edition of Education Week