Creating and Curating Videos for the Learner-Centered Classroom, Spring 2019

Course Number: EDU 5515 C05
Instructor: Erica Zimmer & Jessica Audette
Location: Castleton University
Dates and Times: February 9 - April 13, 2019. Times: Two in-person classes on Saturday, February 9 and Saturday, April 13 from 9-3 at Castleton University. The remainder of the course will take place in an online environment.
Credits: 3 Graduate Credits
Tuition: $1,200 tuition includes • a Limo Studio Background Green Screen Kit, • a Blue Snowball iCE Condenser Microphone, Cardioid and a Black and • Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920.

NOTE: Course payment of $1,200 by check or purchase order, payable to Castleton University, is due at the time of registration. A purchase order number can be entered into the online registration form and the purchase order can be uploaded to the registration form. If paying by check, please mail the check to: Financial & Registration Services, Castleton University, 62 Alumni Drive, Castleton, VT 05753. To help us ensure that your payment is applied to the correct course, PLEASE WRITE “CFS” IN THE CHECK MEMO LINE. Thank you.
Note: Equipment delivery by day 1 of the course cannot be guaranteed
for registrations received less than 2 weeks before the course start.

Course Description

This course will focus on using video to support the learner-centered classroom. Participants will learn how to curate and create videos to foster flexible pathways for learning completely on the Chromebook. Participants will also learn how their students can create their own videos to demonstrate their knowledge and as well as for self-reflection. The course will dive into creating and editing videos for storytelling, screencasts, flipped classroom, green screen projects, and how-to videos as well how to make educational videos interactive and engaging. We will be using WeVideo, a web-based video editing platform, for the bulk of our course, as well as some few other web-based video platforms. The cost of this course includes a Green Screen kit, a webcam, and a Snowball microphone. 

Audience: All educators, K-12

Course Goals & Objectives

Course Goals:

The goal of this course is to provide educators with tools that support the implementation of the learner-centered classroom using video. 

Course Objectives:

By the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • effectively integrate the creation of videos into their curriculum.
  • use video to support and enhance the learner-centered classroom. 
  • create lessons/activities that use video as a way for students to demonstrate their learning
  • support students to use video for self-reflection

Course Expectations

There will be multiple mini projects with a Summative showcase at the courses end.

1. MODULE 1 - First day - Face-to-Face Getting Started and Set-Up
2. MODULE 2 - Making High Quality Educational Videos Interactive
3. MODULE 3 - Creating Instructional How-To-Videos & Flipped Classroom Videos
4. MODULE 4 - Using Video for Digital Storytelling, Reflection, and Assessment
5. MODULE 5 – Special Effects
6. Final Face-to-face - Video Showcase

Required Texts

None are required to buy. Teachers will be providing Open Education Resources for readings. Each Module will have a research component where participants will be asked to research a topic or strategy to reflect upon and share with the class.

For additional course information

Erica Zimmer
(802) 342-2458

Jessica Audette
(802) 236-2712

For additional registration information

Bethany Sprague
(802) 468-1325

Register online now!