Lamkin’s program has garnered rave reviews from district teachers.
Dr. Steven Lamkin’s WilmU dissertation, The More I Watch, the More I’ll Learn: Teacher Professional Growth and Development Through Video, was recognized by Emerald Group Publishing in its Higher Education Teaching and Learning publication. Emerald is an international publisher of academic journals.
Lamkin’s research project resulted in an innovative and effective program that uses video techniques for professional development that he implemented in his position as elementary principal of Salisbury Christian School (Md.). The program has garnered rave reviews from district teachers.
“What I’ve found is that when teachers watch videos of themselves teaching, their learning is more powerful because they correct problems and struggles in a more reflective mode,” he says.
Emerald rewards outstanding doctoral research annually, placing emphasis on theory, innovation, potential impact and quality of data collection and analysis. Dr. Pamela Curtiss, a professor in the College of Education-Doctoral, served as Lamkin’s academic adviser and recommended him for the award.
Lamkin looks forward to sharing his project with other education leaders. In March he led a presentation at the College of Education. He believes his research honors his dedication to teachers and education, as well as his parents, both of whom were teachers. WU