Teachers needed for adult secondary education video review project
Submitted by David J. Rosen on May 1, 2013 - 7:01am
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Writing teaching colleagues,
I am looking for a handful of adult secondary education writing teachers who teach adults or out-of-school youth, and who are interested in working with other teachers in an online group to review free, online writing instruction videos. The goal is to put together a good list of teacher-reviewed and rated ASE level videos with engaging content and sound practice, a list of annotated videos that could be used by students who need to learn and practice how to write well at the secondary or pre-college level.
The purpose would not be to supplant good writing teaching, but rather to supplement it, to provide opportunities for teachers to have good videos to use in class (if they have access to a computer and multimedia projector, and perhaps to the Internet, in their classroom) but also for students to watch on their own outside class from wherever they might have access to the web, including on smart phones or tablets, or from a computer at home, work, in a library, or elsewhere.
This ASE writing video review project is a volunteer effort. This first part, at least, will not require a great deal of time. The goal might be to review a total of 10 -15 videos. If we have 8 -10 teachers, assuming that each video is reviewed by two people, that would probably require reviewing 2-3 videos each. We would develop a simple-to-use video review form together. Teachers would review the videos on their own. We would use a Google group, Wiggio group or LINCS micro-group for threaded discussion and to share our reviews. If we needed to review a video or talk together in real time we might use a Google Hangout.
One or two of us would assemble the reviews into a document that we would make available to this CoP, and perhaps beyond, a document that we would want to be useful to many adult education writing teachers. My hope is that we would also learn from doing this and develop an efficient process that is replicable, that other teachers might use. All of those who review the minimum number of videos would be listed as co-authors of the document.
If you are interested in this project, and if we get at least six people who want to do this, we’ll begin in May, and continue into the summer. We should have our review document ready by September 1st.
If you want to join this project or if you have questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
David J. Rosen