Over & Back Video Assignment

RUME I

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This assignment centers on four videotapes of one-on-one lessons conducted by two fifth-grade teachers with one student. One teacher had this student for three sessions, the second teacher had this student for one session.

Each video is approximately 30 minutes in length. I encourage you to view them with at least one other person, if possible. You will need a high-speed connection to view the videos (on-campus access will be high-speed).

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In viewing a video, take a few minutes to write your observations of what has transpired between the teacher and student at regular junctures (e.g., about every 5 minutes, or after a significant episode). Please preserve your notes and give your instructor a copy (this is for your instructor's information).

  1. After viewing Lessons 1 and 2 and taking notes on your observations. Write an essay that describes what transpired in each lesson. What did the student understand? What did she not understand? What did the teacher do to help the student? How did the teacher contribute to the student's understanding or misunderstanding? In short, describe what transpired and point to evidence in the videos that backs what you claim happened. Email this essay to your instructor. Name your file using the format

    yymmdd.FML-O&B01.docx

    where yy stands for the year, mm stands for the month, dd stands for the day, FML stands for your first, middle, and last initials. An assignment submitted by Michelle J Zandieh on Sept 8, 2015 would be named 150908.MJZ-O&B01.doc. Send your essay to your instructor.
  2. When you have sent your essay your instructor will email you an article that examines the same videos you have analyzed. Compare your interpretations of the events in Lessons 1 and 2 with the interpretations given in the article published about them. For example, what did the article focus on that you didn't? What did you focus on that the article didn't? What did the article explain that you hadn't noticed? What had you noticed that the article didn't explain?

    Email this file to your instructor with the name yymmdd.FML-O&B02.docx ("FML" stands for your first, middle, and last initials). This response should be in the range of 500-600 words.

  3. After viewing Lessons 3 and 4. Write your description of what transpired in Lessons 3 and 4 so that your description entails an explanation of why things happened the way they did. Why do you suppose Pat did what he did? What effect did his actions have? What were Ann's understandings as a result of instruction? How do you know this? Your description should be in the range of 1000 words.

    Email your response to your instructor as yymmdd.FML-O&B03.docx ("FML" stands for your first, middle, and last initials). Your instructor will send you an article published about Lessons 3 and 4.

  4. After receiving the published article regarding Lessons 3 and 4. Compare your interpretations of the events in Lessons 3 and 4 with the interpretations given in the article published about them. For example, what did the article focus on that you didn't? What did you focus on that the article didn't? What did the article explain that you hadn't noticed? What did you notice that the article didn't explain?

  5. What constructs (ideas and schemes of ideas that prove useful in explaining observations) were central to the article in terms of designing instruction and interpreting Ann's behavior. To what extent were these constructs present in Part 1?

    Email your responses for #4 and #5 in one document named yymmdd.FML-O&B04.docx to your instructor.

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