Have students write down three words that apply to engagement and then collect words to build a Wordle.https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/improving-teacher-practice by Sarah Brown Wessling. Play the first two minutes.
http://www.edutopia.org/math-social-activity-cooperative-learning-video . Play from 4:30 to 6:00 minutes.
http://sms.cam.ac.uk/media/1097583 and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAOwGWRW-o4
Preparing for edTPA Video
Video in Teacher Performance
Take 2 – Jan ‘14
Joe Fahs- firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Academic Technology Services
Content ==> Engagement
Start with content information (e.g. 5 minutes)
and then engage students (they do most of the
talking) for the rest of the video
Active engagement of students in their own
understanding of concepts, skills, and/or
processes related to the learning objectives.
Instruction with student-teacher and/or student-student
An opportunity for teacher to respond to student questions,
concerns, or needs.
Choose clips that reveal student thinking, analysis, and judgment.
Interact with Students
Good for teacher to roam to interact with
small groups talking with students. That
would mean someone panning with the
camera, presumably the cooperating teacher.
Deepening Student Learning
Highlight in the video how you listen to students and
respond in such a way that you are supporting them
and building on their thinking and ideas.
Deepening student understanding will depend upon
the strategies you have chosen.
Focus a discussion following a mini-lecture rather than
the lecture itself (which can be described in writing).
opportunity for students
to display or further
their depth of
Path to Deeper Learning
A clip filled with students:
answering yes/no questions
recall of facts, practicing narrow set of skills
reading aloud without conversation
will not reveal how you deepened their
understanding of the content presented.
If student responses are unclear, teacher will
need to include that in their narrative
associated with the video.
Example of Narrative
Student #3 asks the question "how do you
calculate the hypotenuse of a right triangle"
or student #4 responds to the teacher's
question with c2 = a2 + b2.
Avoid Positioning Camera Behind Students
Positioning of the camera with built-in mic behind
students may pick up the teacher's voice if loud
enough. However student voice often unclear.
Great for teachers to roam around classroom speaking at a
The lapel microphone will not clearly capture what
students are saying unless it is pointed near them
A wireless microphone must be set up precisely or it may
not capture any audio at all.
Both transmitter & receiver should have newish
batteries, set to the same frequency, and be turned on.
The antenna & microphone must be snugly clipped to the
Plug one end of the curly audio cable into the receiver’s
MIKE OUT jack and the other end directly to a video
camera’s external MIC jack. If you are using an iPhone,
the adapter cable is also required.
Setting up a Wireless Microphone
Position to the Side or Front
Need to position the camera to the side or
towards the front capturing the teacher and
Video Recording IWB
All videos need to be continuous (no cutting
out in between) although start and end
segments can be trimmed.
Avoid zooming and make sure you the
teacher and students are in the video.
The teacher needs to have a precise lesson
that has been rehearsed several times
Be dynamic, fast-paced, and make sure
students are engaged under your
Rehearse your lesson with other students
in your class.
IT Conference Room, GT-1, GT-2
Promethean and SMART boards:
During Library Open Hours the IT Conference Room is usually
available by drop-in after 6 pm or on weekends.
Epson Interactive Projectors
During Library open hours GT-1 and GT-2 are available after 9
pm Monday through Thursday, after 6 pm on Fridays, and
during open Library hours on weekends.
Check out video cameras from the IT Help Desk (three days
advance notice) or use a smart phone camera to record your
rehearsals in the IT Conference Room, GT-1, or GT-2.
• Portions of text taken from A Support Guide for
edTPA Candidates (PDF)
• edTPA Web site for candidates
• Elmira College edTPA Web site:
• Elmira College Technology Classrooms Web site:
• Teaching Channel Web