Using Classroom Video to Improve Your Teaching
This live seminar has been cancelled and will be videotaped instead. All registrants will receive a link to the video at a later date.
Presenter: Peter Wessels, Associate Teaching Professor in Psychology
Improving one's teaching is an ongoing, life-long process with formative assessment at its core. Effective teachers take advantage of a wide range of diagnostic tools to identify opportunities for growth, and then use the information gained from these assessments to guide changes in their practice in an evidence-based way. As with any set of tools, each assessment option offers distinct advantages and disadvantages, and it is the task of the teacher to collect the best set of options in their toolbox to achieve their teaching improvement goals. In this session we will examine how to use classroom video to improve your teaching. We will consider challenges to recording video in the classroom as well as potential solutions, we will discuss how to best align video assessment with your individual teaching and learning goals, we will learn how to adapt peer-observation rubrics to improve the rigor and effectiveness of the assessment, and we will explore possible steps to take when addressing common issues observed in classroom video. By the end of the session, participants will have a powerful new addition to their formative-assessment toolbox.
Peter Wessels is an Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of Psychology. He has taught Introduction to Psychology at Miami University since 2005 and employed a Peer-Assisted Learning approach in the course for the last 10 years. Peter helped found the Graduate Certificate in College Teaching, and he often teaches both graduate and undergraduate practicum courses for aspiring instructors and peer leaders.
Thursday, April 2 at 10:00am to 11:30am