In early November 2012, Professor Nancy Lory stopped by CELT to request assistance with a potential video project having to do with the Teacher Education program at Keene State and the neighboring Marlborough Elementary School. About a week later, the project was underway, led by Dr. Lory and CELT’s resident Rich Media Specialist Ivy Roberts. Video production took place and interviews were conducted over the next few months.
Keene State College Apprentice Teachers took FlipVideo cameras into the Marlborough School classrooms and, while teaching lessons and managing play time, recorded their experiences to share it with a larger audience.
The project website was launched in December, and video post-production began in January 2013.
The culmination of the project is a ten-part video series entitled “The Innovation Effect: Building an Education Partnership” that spotlights the Keene State College-Marlborough School Partnership. Each of the episodes focuses on particular facet of the pilot study in immersive teacher education experiences.
The first of ten episodes premieres today, February 1, and successive episode will be released on Fridays through April 5.
Also, back in November Ivy Roberts (Rich Media Specialist) produced a Faculty Spotlight on Debbie Black, Professor of Education. Debbie has been showcasing innovative practices in use of technology, spurred by her recent sabbatical and cross-country cycling trip. The video shows off some of the work she has been doing with the nearby Winchester Elementary School, Environmental Science education, and technology integration. Debbie Black writes:
During my sabbatical, while biking across the United States with my husband and 11 year old son, I developed a soil study protocol that focused on using art, literacy and technology to enhance the study of soil habitats found in different locations across the United States. The soil study protocol developed used different research-based instructional strategies and technologies to strengthen scientific inquiry for young students. Components of the soil study protocol were piloted in three sixth grade classrooms and in an Elementary Education Methods II class in the fall of 2012. An outgrowth of this successful collaborative experience is a new partnership between a 4th grade classroom and an Elementary Methods II class. The two classes will study growing vegetables hydroponically as a viable means to address food security. Art, literacy, and technology used to strengthen scientific inquiry for young students in the soil study will be central to this hydroponics investigation.