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edTPA Online Session 7: Preparing Video Clips of Teaching

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edTPA Online Session 7: Preparing Video Clips of Teaching

  1. 1. 1   " The  edTPA:    Session  7:  Preparing  your  Video  Clips  of  Teaching   Hunter  College  School  of  Education  
  2. 2. 2   Learning  Objectives   The  objec)ves  of  this  Learning   Module  are:     1.  To  provide  sugges0ons  for   capturing  good  quality  video         2.  To  familiarize  you  with  the  role   the  video  plays  in  your  edTPA   submission         3.  To  support  you  in  planning  how   you  will  record,  edit,  and  upload   your  video  clips.    
  3. 3. 3   Sequence  of  Steps  to  Anticipate   1.  Understanding  what  scorers  are  looking  for  in  the  Task  2  instruction,  by   examining  rubrics  from  your  edTPA  handbook   2.  Thinking  through  the  types  of  instructional  moments  you  want  to  capture   3.  Familiarizing  yourself  with  the  recording  device  that  you  will  be  using     4.  Preparing  your  students  and  the  room  itself   5.  Shooting  the  video     6.  Making  choices  as  you  review  and  trim  your  video  once  it's  been  recorded   7.  Compressing  (shrinking)  the  video  to  a  file  size  specified  by  Pearson   8.  Getting  feedback  from  faculty  along  the  way   9.  Analyzing  the  video  artifacts   10.  Uploading  the  video  clips  to  Pearson’s  edTPA  website  
  4. 4. 4   Capturing  Your  Teaching   •  You  will  be  video  recording  each  lesson  of   your  instruc0on  done  during  the  3  to  5   days  of  your  Learning  Segment.   •  You  will  submit  only  selected  clips  of  your   instruc0on  to  edTPA   •  These  clips  are  evidence  for  the  claims  you   make  about  your  teaching  instruc0on   •  You  direct  the  scorer  towards  what  they   should  be  looking  for  in  your  clip   •  Your  clip  must  meet  the  requirements  of   the  rubrics  at  level  4  in  Task  2  of  your   edTPA  handbook4  
  5. 5. 5   Examples  of  Rubric  Requirements     Rubric  requirements  vary  by  teaching  subject  area,  so  be  sure  to  check  your  rubric  carefully     Make  sure  to  spend  0me  looking  in  the  rubric  for  references  to  prac0ces  that  you  will  want  to   showcase  in  your  video  clips.  
  6. 6. 6   Highlight  Teaching  Practices     Select  two  video  clips  that  highlight   Some  examples  might  include:   different  strengths  in  your  instruc0on-­‐you   will  not  be  submiQng  an  en0re  lesson— just  clips,  as  specified  in  your  handbook     Be  inten0onal  about  tasks  you  plan  in   your  lesson  in  order  to  capture  those   prac0ces  in  video     Modeling  ac0vi0es  requiring  academic  language  to  be  used     Interac0ng  with  a  small  group     Helping  a  struggling  student  express  himself     Seeing  two  students  speaking  to  each  other  about  the  content,  using  the   targeted  academic  language     Suppor0ng  a  child  through  prompts  to  elaborate  a  response    
  7. 7. 7   Getting  to  Know  Your  Video-­‐Recording  Device   •  There  is  a  very  limited  number  of  cameras   available  for  check  out  through  Hunter  College-­‐ therefore,  you  will  need  to  secure  a  video-­‐ recording  device  which  you  can  access  every  day   of  your  student  teaching/prac0cum  semester   •  You  should  use  a  video  recording  device  you  are   comfortable  with,  whether  it  is  your  phone,   tablet,  or  video  camera,  as  long  as  it  is  capable  of   recording  high  quality  video  for  an  extended   period  of  0me   •  Consider  how  you  will  be  connec0ng  your  video   recording  device  to  a  computer  to  extract  the   video  
  8. 8. 8   Setting  Up  the  Room  
  9. 9. 9   Etch-­‐a-­‐Sketch  of  Your  Room   Create  a  diagram  of  the  classroom:   It  should  show:   •  You   •  The  students   •  The  camera   •  Key  pieces  of  furniture  or   equipment  used  in  the  lesson   Other questions to consider: •  ow will the camera be held steady where you are positioning it? H •  ill you use a tripod or how will it be propped up? W •  hat are your options for places you could place the camera in the room? W
  10. 10. 10    Begin  with  the  End  in  Mind   Think about how you want your video to look when you finish: • What do you want the completed video clips to look like?  • Do you want to capture the look in the students' faces?  • The text on the pages in front of them?  • The teacher's gestures?  • Do you want to focus on just a few students or the whole room? • What makes the most sense to capture for what you are teaching? Examples: •  ngle the camera close to a pair of A students working together •  ngle the camera to see the entire room, A facing the students so you can capture the students’ responses
  11. 11. 11   Prepare  Your  Students     Make  sure  the  camera  is  a   familiar  sight  in  your   classroom     To  de-­‐sensitize  students  to   the  presence  of  the  camera   and  to  test  the  process  of   video  capture,  it's  a  good   idea  to  shoot  some  practice   video.         If  you  haven't  already,  secure   consent  from  parents  or   guardians  for  the  recording,   according  to  your  school's   policies.    
  12. 12. 12   Setting  Up  the  Camera  Shot     Camera  placement  is  crucial.  You  can't  always  point  and  shoot  and  get  useful  results.     Pay  attention  to  where  you  are  pointing  the  camera  –What  can  you  see  on  the  screen?  Is  the  person’s  head  in   the  shot?     Tailor  the  camera  angle  to  the  teaching  instruction  you  want  the    what  can  your  scorers  to  focus  on.     Consider  whether  you  want  a  close  up  shot,  or  something  further  away.       Before  you  begin  shooting,  consult  your  room  sketch  and  consider  any  obstacles  that  might  be  in  the  way.       Practice  shooting  sample  videos  and  uploading  them  to  a  computer  to  make  sure  all  of  your  technology  is   ready  to  go  and  compatible.     Watch  and  listen  to  the  sample  videos  -­‐  how  is  the  audio  and  video  quality?  What  happens  if  the  camera  is   closer  or  further  away?  How  is  the  camera  angle  -­‐  does  it  include  everything  that  needed  to  be  in  the  shot?   How  can  you  improve  it  for  next  time?     Keep  the  camera  stable  -­‐  use  a  tripod  or  stand,  even  if  someone  is  helping  you  shoot.  
  13. 13. 13   Rhymes  to  Remember     Light: A brightly-lit subject will photograph better than one that is in the shadows. Shoot the video with the source of light behind the camera. Arrange the students and yourself so that the light shines onto them.   Tight: Let your subject fill the frame. Sit the students closely together. You don’t need to include the entire classroom in every shot; often a close shot of one interesting part of the room is more useful.   Sight: The camera sees not only your subject, but what’s behind it as well. Shoot video against a plain background if you can. Remove distracting details from around the teaching area before shooting.   Write: Words do not show up well in pictures. It’s almost impossible to read text from a video clip. Use video for people and action; do not attempt to capture written text. Those nice letters on the board may be readable through the lens of the camera, but they will be indecipherable on the video screen.   Uptight: People seem more alive when they are not posing. Ask your students to ignore the camera and get on with their work, talking to each other, not to the camera. Getting them to do something will help them relax, and make a more natural video.  
  14. 14. 14   The  importance  of  audio  quality     Audio  quality  is  as  important  as  video  quality  for   your  submission     Teacher  videos  can  be  difficult  to  evaluate  if  you   can’t  hear  the  teachers  or  students  talking     To  capture  student  voices,  place  the  camera   close  to  them  and  use  an  external  microphone     To  capture  your  own  instruc0ons,  place  the   camera  closer  to  yourself       The  audio  will  work  best  if  it  is  less  than  5  feet   away  from  the  speaker  
  15. 15. 15   Tips  for  Capturing  Good  Audio     Close up. The closer the mouths of the speakers are to the camera, the better your audio will be. Do not be afraid to move the camera right next to the students or to yourself. It may seem strange, but the resulting audio will be better.   Zoom out. Do not use the zoom-in feature of the camera. Zoom all the way out. To get a tighter shot, zoom with your feet: move the camera closer to the action. This will result in much better audio.   Quiet down. Classrooms are full of extraneous noises: from open doors and windows, to ventilating fans, public address speakers, clattering chairs and desks, and talking students. Do what you can to shut these sources of sound before you shoot.   Speak up. Remind yourself and your students to speak loudly and clearly while you are capturing video, more so than they would normally. You'll be surprised at the difference in audio quality that this will produce.   Stay still. Put the camera on a tripod or stand, frame your shot, start the recording, and then leave the camera alone. A moving camera spoils the audio quality.   Hands off. Do not shoot video with the camera in someone's hand. Their fingers will make noise against the case, which will spoil the audio. Use the tripod or the stand.
  16. 16. 16   Check  Your  Camera  Settings     Get  comfortable  using  your  recording  device     Videos  should  not  be  smaller  than  320x240   or  larger  than  1280x720       Videos  with  larger  resolu0on  will  take  longer   to  upload  to  your  computer  and  to  compress   (shrink)  and  convert  to  a  file  format  that  the   edTPA  and  VAT  sizes  can  handle     Problem  Solve!  There  are  several  tutorials  on   the  VAT  site  that  can  help  you  figure  out  how   to  change  the  video  seQngs  on  your   recording  device,  and  you  can  always  try   “googling  it”  to  take  ownership  of  this   process.  
  17. 17. 17   Preparing  to  Shoot  Your  Video   Test  a  few  shots     Prac0ce  shoo0ng  at  least  30  seconds  of  ac0on  before  you   actually  start  shoo0ng   Shoot  the  Teaching     Review  your  lesson  plan,  room  sketch  and  scoring  rubrics   beforehand     Teach  and  remember  the  purpose  of  the  video     What  does  your  audience  need  to  see  and  hear?   Review  and  Re-­‐shoot     View  the  footage  you  captured     Make  sure  the  informa0on  you  need  was  actually   captured  
  18. 18. 18   Clip  and  Trim  Your  Video     You  will  need  to  upload  your  video   first  to  a  computer.  This  may  take   some  0me.  DO  NOT  COMPRESS  VIDEO   un0l  you  have  trimmed  it.     Make  sure  you  follow  the  clip  0me   requirements  in  your  handbook     You  should  only  trim  the  beginning   and  end  of  your  video.  The  video   segment  should  not  have  any  edits  in   the  middle,  but  should  show   con0nuous  teaching    
  19. 19. 19   Upload  Your  Video  to  the  VAT  Site   Upload  your  videos  to  the  Hunter   VAT  Clip  Library     Follow  the  directions  on  the  VAT   site     Write  down  the  number   assigned  to  your  clip     Let  your  faculty  member  know  it   has  been  uploaded     Get  feedback  and  reviews  from   your  seminar  leaders  and  faculty   members     Review  and  score  your  own   video  
  20. 20. 20   Upload  Your  Video  to  Pearson   Upload  your  videos  to  the   Pearson  edTPA  site     Have  materials    ready  for  all  3   edTPA  tasks     Upload  all  the  videos  at  once     Save  each  item  digitally  on   your  computer  and  back   everything  up     Text  documents  saved  in   Microsoft  Word     Video  clips  in  MPEG-­‐4  or   QuickTime  format  
  21. 21. 21   Resources  on  Video  available  at  VAT  Site     VAT (Video Analysis of Teaching Site): http:// www.hunter.cuny.edu/school-of-education/technology/vat/ overview

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