VIDEO TAPING GUIDELINES and INFORMATION
USC’s STEP into the New Science Standards
Professional Development Program
2015 – 2016
About the Taping
The first set of research evidence needs to be collected prior to your attendance so we can establish a “starting point” for our research. We ask each teacher applicant/participant to be videotaped teaching an inquiry lesson. Please note: Based on privacy restrictions with our grant, only our staff is eligible to view the tape.The taping needed is similar to what is required for the videotaped lesson for National Board certification. We suggest you follow the same procedures regarding parental permission that your school/district requires for National Boards. A sample letter and parent permission form is available on our website under STEP Program at: www.stepintoscienceteaching.org. We do NOT need these forms returned to USC; they are only to satisfy any requirements your school/district might have for videotaping students.
The tape should focus on you and your interaction with the students. It is very important that the tape has good audio; so if you need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us. We ask that all video be reviewed for sound and picture quality following a taping.
Please mail the DVD, share the file through Google Drive, Dropbox, Microsoft One Drive, or Private You Tube, or mail on flash drive prior to November 15, 2015 marked with your name, lesson title, standard, and date of taping.