Web-based Writing Instruction and Professional Development Videos MCAE 2014 NetworkConference April 4, 2014 David J. Rosen, Ed.D President, Newsome Associates firstname.lastname@example.org
Session Agenda • Introductions • Focus questions • Background on ASE Writing Videos Review Project • A list of ASE Writing Instruction Videos • Video Reviews First Draft • Tips on Using Videos • Viewing and discussing videos together
David J. Rosen • 1986-2003, Director, Adult Literacy Resource Institute, University of Massachusetts, Boston • Since 2003, President, Newsome Associates, an independent consulting firm in Boston http://newsomeassociates.com • Also, President, Media Library of Teaching Skills http://mlots.org
A little about you… • Do you teach writing? • At the ABE level? • At the ASE Level? • In ESOL/ESL classes? • At the transition to college level? • At the college level? • Are you an administrators? Professional Developer? Other? • What would you like to take away from this session?
Focus Questions • How do you use instructional videos now? • How would you like to use instructional videos?
What led us to look for and review ASE and transition to college writing videos? • How young adults search for information online…not Google • HSE exams’ new focus on writing arguments – HiSET will probably do extended response in 2015 • HSE exams’ new higher CCR standards, and the resulting need for more time on task • Flipped classroom model
How the projectbegan • LINCS Reading and Writing CoPInvitation • Formation of Google Work Group • Development of Video Review Form • Creation of list of ASE writing instruction Videos
List of Adult Secondary Education Writing Instruction Videoshttps://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/6715575/ASE%20Writing%20Videos%2010.22.13.docx Two kinds of videos on the list: 1. Instructional videos for adult learners who want to improve their writing 2. PD videos for adult education teachers who want to improve their teaching
Instructional Videos for Adult Learners • Advice on Writing • Audience • Kinds of Writing • Style • Grammar and Usage • Punctuation • Editing and Proofreading
Writing Instruction Video Reviews https://docs.google.com/document/d/1B9_b_rWsMMzZlq1gE003c9kj_KthZo5XJqFr2szvJ8g/edit?usp=sharing
Tips for Using Videos • Search for videos using Google, YouTube, or TeacherTube, or find reviewed lists such as the ASE Writing Instruction Videos List • Review videos before showing them • Assign videos as supplemental instruction, to be watched in class; in a computer lab; at home, work or a library; and/or from a portable device such as a smart phone or an electronic tablet
Tips for Using Videos • Use a “flipped classroom” model • Students watch instructional videos as primary instruction, beforethe class • They take a short assessment after they watch the video • Assessment scores are aggregated and reported to the teacher before the class, and • Teacher, tutor, aide and/or student peer tutors use class time to help those who did not learn the content from the video.
Tips for Using Videos • Make videos of yourself or your students modeling skills or knowledge or solving problems; or have your students make their own instructional videos; select good ones to build or supplement a classroom video library. For resources on how to make your own videos, see http://bit.ly/1jKrqDh or http://wiki.literacytent.org/index.php/Using_Video_with_Adult_Learners_-_Links_%26_Resources
Watch and Discuss “How to Write a Great Argument” http://education-portal.com/academy/lesson/how-to-write-a-great-argument.html#lesson • Would you use this video? • If so, with what kinds of students? • How would you use it?
Watch and discuss How to Write a Five-paragraph Essay • http://mlots.org/Brenna/Brenna.html • Would you use this video? • If so, with what kinds of students? • How would you use it?
Watch and Discuss “What are Misplaced Modifiers and Dangling Modifiers?” http://education-portal.com/academy/lesson/what-is-a-dangling-modifier.html#lesson • Would you use this video? • If so, with what kinds of students? • How would you use it?
Watch and Discuss “Persuasive Texts and Bias” • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMUUPUU_EvU • Would you use this video? • If so, with what kinds of students? • How would you use it?
Evaluation • What did you find most interesting or useful in this workshop? • What one specific thing would you like to take from this workshop to share with your students or colleagues? If you think of something later, email it to me. email@example.com