Video Observation Submissions

 

For the Associate training practicum, a minimum of three observations will need to be video recorded and uploaded to our video server.

For the Classroom Educator training practicum, a minimum of two observations will need to be video recorded and uploaded to our video server.

If you are in the Portland metropolitan area, the remaining observations (seven for Associate practicum, three for CE practicum) may be able to be done in person with one of our training examiners. Outside of the metro area, all of your observations will need to be recorded and uploaded.

A video of an individual 1-on-1 lesson must be a minimum of 40 minutes, covering all Review sections of a lesson and a New Concept/Focus Review. Try not to exceed 60 minutes.

A video of a group or classroom lesson may be EITHER a single 40 to 60 minute lesson, covering all Review sections of a lesson and a New Concept/Focus Review, OR two consecutive 30 minute lessons where one lesson is a Review and the other is teaching a New Concept/Focus Review.

 

Submission Link:

Blosser Center Observations Multiple File Upload

Alternate uploader:
Alternate Observations Upload to Dropbox.com

 

Submission Guidelines:

Before you upload, please name the video with a filename that includes AT A MINIMUM your name and which observation number it is.  Including the student’s name (first name or first name and initial ONLY) and date of observation is also helpful, like this example:

 Tutor, Eileen – Johnny S. Observation 1 – 2-13-19.mov

You MUST name the video file BEFORE uploading – you cannot rename a file once you have uploaded it.

Video Requirements:
  1. Videos must be unedited, start-to-finish recordings of the lesson. WARNING: Many phone cameras do NOT have enough memory for a continuous recording of the entire lesson. If in doubt, use a different camera. Segmented videos WILL NOT be accepted.
  2. If your recorder or recording software allows, display the time and date stamp on the recording during the entire lesson.
  3. If the recorder or recording software has file size/resolution/quality options, please pick a setting in the middle of the range, neither too low nor too high definition. LP resolution or 480p quality is usually sufficient. File upload sizes around 500 megabytes to 1 gigabyte for a 60 minute lesson are most desirable. Files of 2 gigabytes or larger should be discussed with The Blosser Center before uploading.
  4. Choose a camera angle that allows the reviewer to see the student’s face, the tutor’s face, the pencil grip, and the words the student is reading and writing. If the student is right-handed, the camera should be on the student’s left, and vice versa.
  5. At the start of the recording, state the date, student’s first name (with last initial, if necessary), and lesson number.
  6. You must also submit a copy of your lesson plan with diagnostic notes and all student work, labeled with their first name and date of lesson – see guidelines below.
Lesson Documents Requirements:
  1. Include the full lesson plan for the recorded lesson:
    1. Must be a color photo or scan, with diagnostic notes in a contrasting color,
    2. OR image or scan before diagnostic notes and image or scan after diagnostic notes.
    3. OR image or scan with previous errors in left notes column and new diagnostic notes in right notes column (three-column lesson plan).
  2. Lesson Plan MUST INCLUDE Tutor Name, Student Name (First Name with/without Last Initial only: NO LAST NAMES!), Date, Lesson Number and Observation Number.
  3. Photo or scan of the student’s UPDATED Tutoring Record.
  4. Photos or scans of student worksheets should be included.
    1. Each worksheet should be labeled with student (first) name and date.
    2. Lesson number and/or Observation number should be written on each sheet.
  5. Best practice is to sequentially number the worksheets so it is easy for the reviewer to follow while watching the lesson.
  6. Document files should be clearly named (see examples below) and uploaded individually or zipped together and uploaded as a single archive, to the same upload location as the videos (link given above). We prefer a zipped archive.
Document Name Examples:

Color page images:
 Tutor, Eileen – Johnny S. Obs 1 Lesson Plan 1 of 2.jpg
 Tutor, Eileen – Johnny S. Obs 1 Lesson Plan 2 of 2.jpg

B/W images:
 Tutor, Eileen – Johnny S. Obs 1 Lesson Plan 1 of 2 Before.jpg
 Tutor, Eileen – Johnny S. Obs 1 Lesson Plan 2 of 2 After.jpg

Whole document scan:
 Tutor, Eileen – Johnny S. Obs 1 Lesson Plan.pdf

Student worksheets (images):
 Tutor, Eileen – Johnny S. Obs 1 Worksheet 1.jpg
 Tutor, Eileen – Johnny S. Obs 1 Worksheet 2.jpg
OR Multipage scan:
 Tutor, Eileen – Johnny S. Obs 1 Worksheets.pdf

Zip (archive) file:
 Tutor, Eileen – Johnny S. Obs 1 Documents.zip