PACT Videotaping Guide SSU--School of Education

PACT Videotaping Guide  SSU--School of Education
SSU--School of Education
PACT Videotaping Guide
Video offers reality. It makes the abstract concrete. We see and hear what really happens.
Videotaping ourselves helps us be reflective and aware of our teaching practices and
behaviors.
Fall 2015
What You Need To Do
1. Review Task 3: Instructing and Engaging Students in Literacy Learning
What Do I Need to Think About?
! Goal: Demonstrate how you support and engage students in literacy learning.
! Learning Environment: Support respect and rapport to engage learners.
! Challenge: Active learning tasks that engage learners with the central focus
of the lesson.
! How will you elicit and build on student responses to develop and
deepen content understanding?
! Connections: How will you make connections to students’ prior academic
learning & personal, cultural, or community assets during your instruction?
! Reflection: How will you use evidence from your instruction to examine and
change your teaching practices to more effectively meet a variety of student
learning needs?
What Do I Need to Do?
2. Obtain permissions for all the children in the video
3. Identify the lesson to be taught from the learning segment in Task 2: Planning
for Literacy Instruction & Assessment.
4. Choose lessons that show you interacting with students to support them to
independent using reading, writing or oral language
5. Will you teach a small target group or the whole class?
6. Video Clips:
a. One or two video clips from the same lesson and no longer than 15 minutes
and not shorter than 12-13 minutes. Must be continuous and uninterrupted.
No editing beyond the cutting of the clip(s) to fit the time allowed.
b. Video should provide evidence of your interaction and feedback to
and with students to develop an essential literacy strategy and
requisite skills. Teacher and student voices must be heard. If heard, but not
clear—write a dialogue in commentary of the interaction(s).
Video Requirements
! Provide 1-2 clips totaling no more than 15 minutes
! Make sure the video plays on a computer other than your own
! Safety & Privacy: Use first names only in the video- no other identifying
characteristics- school name, last names, your name on video clip, etc.
! Analyze your teaching and students’ learning in the video clip(s) by
responding to the commentary prompts.
! Respond to Prompts: Respond to all prompts in the Instruction Commentary
section with explicit detail.
! Additional Information Needed for Understanding: If additional
information is needed to understand what students are doing in the video (e.g.
graphics, texts, images, comments not clearly heard, insert digital copies of
transcriptions at the end of the Instructions Commentary (no more than 2 pages).
! Upload photos of all materials used, white boards, brainstorming charts, etc.
Teaching Chanel Videotaping Tips Video Clip
Using Video to Improve Practice 101 (5 minutes-Teaching Channel)
https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/videotaping-tips-for-teachers
What Do I Need to Write?
When writing to the Prompts:
Be sure and identify and explicate:
! Which lesson is shown in the video? Identify by learning segment lesson plan
number.
! Promoting a Positive Learning Environment: Refer to the scenes in your
video clips where you provide a positive learning environment (include use time
stamps).
o How did you demonstrate mutual respect for, rapport with, and
responsiveness to students with varied needs and backgrounds, and
challenge students to engage in learning?
! Engaging Students in Learning - Use examples from the video.
o Explain how your instruction engaged students in developing an essential
literacy strategy and requisite skills.
o Describe how your instruction linked students’ prior academic learning and
personal, cultural, and community assets with new learning.
! Deepening Student Learning during Instruction - Use examples from the
video clips
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Explain how you elicited and built on student responses to promote thinking and
apply literacy strategy using requisite skills to comprehend or compose text.
Explain how you modeled the literacy strategy and supported students as they
practiced and applied the literacy strategy in a meaningful-based context.
! Analyze Teaching - Use examples from the video clips (include time stamps).
! What Changes would you make to your instruction- for the whole class
and/or for the students who need greater support or challenge-to better support
student learning of the central focus (e.g. missed opportunities)? (Consider the
variety of learners in your class who may require different strategies/support, such
as students with IEPs, English Language Learners, struggling students or those
with gaps in academic knowledge, and/or gifted students.
! Why do you think these changes would improve student learning?
Support your explanation with evidence of student learning and principles from
theory and/or research.
How Will the Evidence of My Teaching Be Assessed?
! You will be assessed using Rubrics 4 & 5---READ THESE!
Helpful Website & Video Taping Clips to Watch
Using Video to Improve Practice 101 (5 minutes-Teaching Channel)
https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/videotaping-tips-for-teachers
Using Video to Improve Practice: Do it Yourself? (5:42 minutes- Teaching
Channel) https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/improve-teaching-with-video
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Videotaping Tips & Suggestions
Suggested tools: a recording device that will capture QUALITY VIDEO and AUDIO
(the students must be visible and the dialogue/discussions audible), a tripod to secure
the recording device, a charged battery and a backup battery, editing software, a scan
card to record to (1G equals approximately 10 minutes of taping- less if you are
recording using high definition (high definition is NOT needed) and compression software
(see handouts). Keep the camera as close to students as possible.
! Practice using the recording device and tripod so you are skilled with them BEFORE the
taping of your lessons. Record your entire learning segment (3-5lessons) so
you have several lessons to choose from and have back-up lessons in case they are
needed). Download footage to a computer or flash drive as soon as possible.
! Record from a horizon perspective on landscape (vertical).
! Location: Light should NOT be behind your subjects, avoid taping in front of windows.
Light should e behind or above recording device.
! Make sure that your recording device is on and recording.
! SAVE your video as unedited footage in multiple places so you have several backup
copies.
! Check the recording after the lesson to confirm audio and video quality and recording.
Watch the entire lesson at least twice the day of taping. Can you answer the task
prompts completely?
! Repeat steps for all learning task lessons that you videotape.
! Practice using the recording device and tripod so you are skilled with them BEFORE the
taping of your lessons. Record your entire learning segment (3-5lessons) so
you have several lessons to choose from and have back-up lessons in case they are
needed).
! Download space issue—use FREE Video Converter Free Software
! W atch Tutorial: Please Note: Version may vary if software recently updated:
http://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/c2ejY9nFB8
! Download
Software:
http://www.any-videoconverter.com/products/for_video_free/
! Handbrake
is
recommended
for
Macs.
http://www.wondershare.net/ad/video-converterultim ate/index_m ac.htm l?gclid=CO Ci18qxz8gCFQ 5rfgodKtsFgg
! Handbrake for PC: https://handbrake.fr/downloads.php
Watch & Dissect a Lesson Using Prompts & Video Activity
Watch Video Clip, Use Rubric to Evaluate, & Discuss
Comparing and Contrasting Fairy Tales (K-2): 10 minutes: http://vimeo.com/55950930
YouTube is a great resource for video editing and uploading!
This technology is constantly changing and the good news is that it is for the better. The
bad news is that the links listed below may become obsolete. Use search and be open to
new and better help videos out-stripping the ones listed below.
How To Transfer Pictures/Videos From iPhone To
Windows PC and Mac on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vO_g9oeRbpI
Wirelessly Transfer Media from iPhone to Computer without using iTunes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZnqQBK8s3A
How to Transfer files from your Android phone to your PC / Mac computer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgRlVBhvBoM
Tips for PACT TE Videotaping and Task 3 Success
1.
Communicate with your mentor teacher regularly. Your mentor will be
familiar with your students and your strengths and weaknesses—and will help you
make those important decisions like what lessons to teach, how to differentiate
for students’ needs in your instruction and assessment, and appropriate methods
for engaging the class. This type of support is approved, OK, not cheating!
2.
Find the reasons for doing your teaching event (TE) in your students! Not
the standards.
3.
Plan, plan, plan. Don’t feel pressured to create a TE from scratch—use available
lesson plan resources. You should adapt the lessons to meet your students’ needs
and cite your sources.
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4.
Get acquainted with the camera, phone or tablet that you will be using.
DO at least one or two test videos beforehand.
5.
Quantify and qualify. Some examples: Know the number of English Language
Learners in your class, or specify that 21 out of 25 students are able to write
complete sentences. Include any background information that is relevant to
students’ learning—this will help scorers understand students’ backgrounds, the
context of your classroom, and how you plan your instruction to accommodate
both. If you gather this information in advance, you’ll have a helpful collection of
evidence that you can refer to in your writing to justify your teaching choices.
6.
Read the commentary prompts and rubrics before videotaping. Really!
Read it a couple of times.
7.
Videotape every lesson you intend to include in your portfolio. This will
likely require you to download the raw footage to a flash drive or computer in
order to have enough memory on your device.
8.
Send out videotaping permission forms to families early.
9.
Plan seating arrangements and camera placement before videotaping. In
order to accommodate students who had not turned in their permission forms,
rearrange their location on to make sure only the backs of their heads were
visible.
10. Focus on student interactions during videotaping. By focusing on students’
voices (rather than yours), you allow yourself—and the scorers—to really see
what your students know and can do. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to justify
your teaching choices and fill in the blanks of what isn’t seen in the video in the
commentaries. Keep in mind, the TE isn’t meant to assess you for experience or
expertise; the scorers know you’re a novice. Make the best instructional choices
you can based on your knowledge of your students, and make sure those choices
are reflected in your commentaries and video. Let your true teacher self shine
through.
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Video&File&Specifications&for&SOE&Students& !
File&formats:!Video!recordings!may!be!submitted!in!the!following!file!formats:! flv,!asf,!qt,!mov,!mpg,!mpeg,!
avi,!wmv,!mp4,!m4v.!
Resolution:&To!achieve!the!target!file!size!of!200A300!MB,!be!sure!to!set!the!proper!resolution!before!you!
start! recording.!Commonly!used!lower!resolutions!like!"320&x&240"&and&"640&x&480"!will!yield!the!best!
results.!Higher& resolutions&and&"HD&quality"&will&produce&file&sizes&too&large&to&be&conveniently&uploaded,&
and&should&be& avoided.&
Production&Note:&&The!video&clip(s)&must&be&unedited.& DO&NOT&use!features!such!as!titles,!opening!and!
closing! credits,!music!accompaniment!or!special!effects.!!!
Data&Storage&Warning:!
Make!sure!you!store!your!video!files!on!a!flash!drive!or!drives.!!DO&NOT&store!data!files!on!your!desktop!! The!
large!size!of!the!video!file!exceeds!your! profile!storage!capacity!and!will!cause!problems!with!your!user!
device.!
If&you&receive&any&popSup&messages&during!your!logon!session!that!says!you!have!exceeded!your!profile!
storage! allocation,!it!is!safe!to!click!‘OK’!and!continue!working.!(This!is!an!early!warning!message!only.)! !
!
PushSin&notifications!during!filming!when!using!a!pad!or!phone!can!be!annoying.!!Turn!pushAin!offs!in!your!
device!settings.!!
File&format&conversion&with&Windows&Movie&Maker:!
A Open&Windows!Movie!Maker!and!select&your!video.!
A Click!“Save&movie”!(in!the!upper!right!corner).!
NB:!click!the!text,!not!the!icon,!in!order!to!access!the!menu!and!select!a!video!format!in!the!next!step.!
A Navigate!to!“Common&settings”!and!select!the!“For&email”!option!
A Save&your!video!as!“MPEGA4/H.264!Video!File!(*.mp4)”!
A Navigate&to&your&home&data&directory&and!click!“Save”;!
A!wait!for!your!video!to!be!compressed&and&exported.! Here!is!a!tutorial!for!Windows!Movie!Maker.!
Video&Compression:!You!may!need!to!use!a!video!compression/conversion!tool!to!reduce!the!size!of!your!
video! file!for!uploading!
Procedure:!
1. Open&Any&Video&Converter&and!click!the!“Add&Video(s)”!button!to!identify!the!video!file(s)!you!want!to!
convert.!
2. Click!the!output!video!profile!dropAdown!menu!in!the!upper!right!corner!next!to!the!“Convert&Now”!button!
and!scroll!down!to!select!“Customized&MP4&Movie&(*.mp4)”!under!“Common&Video&Formats”.!
3. Click!“Video&Options”!and!ensure!that!your!settings!match!those!in!the!picture!to!the! right.!!Do&not&
change&any&other&settings.!
4. Click!the!“Convert&Now”!button!and!wait!for!the!conversion/compression!to!complete.!Under!the!
thumbnail!of!the!video!you!just!converted,!click!the!text!that!says!“Completed.”!This!will!take!you! to!the!
folder!where!your!video!file!was!saved.!Upload&the&completed&video&to&your&LiveText&portfolio.&&You&can&
upload&several&videos&and&decide&on&the&best&one&when&you&have&them&completed.&&If&you&use&the&
YouTube&option&in&LiveText,&remember&that&YouTube&will&not&upload&a&video&that&is&a&second&over&15&
minutes—really!!
Video Compression Guide for Windows Users
You may need to use a video compression/conversion tool to:
• Reduce the size of your video file for uploading
• Convert your video into a file format which meets the requirements of the assessment. The
approved formats include: .flv, .asf, .qt, .mov, .mpg, .mpeg, .avi, .wmv, .mp4, and .m4v.
Please follow these instructions to download and run this free software tool:
1. Download the free software from www.any-video-converter.com/products/for_video_free/ and follow
the instructions on the website and the installer to install Any Video Converter 5.8.3. Note that you
should perform a Custom Installation to avoid installing additional software.
Please note that links to third-party software are provided by Pearson as a courtesy, and do not constitute an endorsement of
any third-party products or services you may access. If you do access a third-party site and/or software, you do so at your own
risk.
2. Open Any Video Converter and click the “Add
Video(s)” button to identify the video file(s) you want
to convert.
3. Click the output video profile drop-down menu in the
upper right corner next to the “Convert Now” button
and scroll down to select “Customized MP4 Movie
(*.mp4)” under “Common Video Formats.”
4. Click “Basic Settings” in the lower right corner and
ensure that your settings match those in the picture
to the right. You may also adjust start and stop times
(not pictured) if you intend to convert only a portion
of your original file.
5. Click “Video Options” in the lower right corner and
ensure that your settings match those in the picture
to the right. Leave all other settings at their default
values.
Note: raising the video size and bitrate settings will increase video
quality, but will create a larger file that will take longer to upload.
If you are having trouble uploading your video file, leave these
settings at the values recommended in this guide.
6. Click the “Convert Now” button. Once the conversion
is complete, the folder containing your new video file
will open automatically. Drag and drop this file to
your desktop, and you’re ready to upload it to your
portfolio!
For Additional Support
Please visit the program website, www.edtpa.com, to review additional support materials, including
video tutorials and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). For additional assistance, contact Customer
Support. See "Contact Us" on the program website for contact information.
Copyright © 2015 Pearson Education, Inc. or its affiliate(s). All rights reserved.
Evaluation Systems, Pearson, P.O. Box 226, Amherst, MA 01004
Video Compression Guide for Mac OS X Users
You may need to use a video compression/conversion tool to:
• Reduce the size of your video file for uploading
• Convert your video into a file format which meets the requirements of the assessment. The
approved formats include: .flv, .asf, .qt, .mov, .mpg, .mpeg, .avi, .wmv, .mp4, and .m4v.
Please follow these instructions to download and run this free software tool:
1. Go to https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/any-video-converter-lite/id479472944 to download and install
Any Video Converter Lite 2.0.1 free of charge from the Mac App Store.
Please note that links to third-party software are provided by Pearson as a courtesy, and do not constitute an endorsement of any
third-party products or services you may access. If you do access a third-party site and/or software, you do so at your own risk.
2. Open Any Video Converter. Click the conversion
profile button under “Profile” in the upper right corner.
By default, this button will say “Apple iPhone 5s.”
3. In the menu that appears, click the custom video
formats icon at the bottom (which appears as a blue
film cell and gear) and then select “Customized MP4
Video.”
4. Click the “Add File(s)” button to identify the video
file(s) you want to convert.
5. Once your video appears in Any Video Converter, click
the video format icon to customize your settings.
6. Ensure your video settings match those listed to the
right. Do not change any other settings. Check the
boxes next to “Aspect: Keep Original” and “Apply to
All,” then click “OK.” Optionally, you may save this
profile for future use.
x264
Codec:
25
Frame Rate:
Bitrate:
256
Size:
320x240
7. Click “Convert Now” and wait for the process to
complete.
8. To locate your file, click “Task,” then select “History.”
Click the magnifying glass next to your video and your
file will be shown in the Finder. Move the file to your
desktop, and you’re ready to upload it to the Pearson
ePortfolio system!
For Additional Support
Please visit the program website, www.edtpa.com, to review additional support materials, including
video tutorials and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). For additional assistance, contact Customer
Support. See "Contact Us" on the program website for contact information.
Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. or its affiliate(s). All rights reserved.
Evaluation Systems, Pearson, P.O. Box 226, Amherst, MA 01004
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