Professional Development

In the area of teacher professional development, I have offered sessions on writing instruction, technology integration, and teacher web presence.  Recently, I returned to the ENL classroom, so my new focus for professional development will be themed on inclusion and instructional differentiation.

At the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year, I recorded a session on Student Supervision and Welfare. It is a talk given by Ed Sullivan of the Faegre Baker Daniels law firm.  It was a single camera shoot with some graphic work in post.

Classrooms are fun to cover. The magic that can happen between teacher and student can play very well on tape. That rarely happens when the teacher is out, and a substitute has taken her place. In this short film, I tell the story of how a class functioned when the teacher was not there. Students Chapman & Babcoke collaborated on this story.

This is a simple training film that we shot in a closet at Penn High School. It was a lot of fun to squeeze two cameras on tripods, a boom mic, additional lighting, and the talent into a custodial closet.  Though this is not teacher professional development, the project does aim to train.

With my telecommunications class, I shoot a Monday Morning Memo every week. It has been a lot of fun to work with Penn principal, Steve Hope, for three years now.  It is a simple week-beginner for teachers, and we embed it in a memo document that goes out to Penn teachers on Monday Mornings.  It is not a complicated shoot; we shoot it in front of the green screen and key in graphics to tell the story visually. Here is one of many.

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