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Free LSS Workshops: Videotaping lessons for teaching portfolios

February 27, 2009 by Barbara Bird

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Recording your teaching for a class? Need to create a portfolio of teaching videos before you go on the job market? LSS will present a free, two-part workshop series on how to videotape your class and compile the video. These workshops are open to all TAs in the College of Letters & Science. Other L&S faculty and instructional staff are also welcome to attend.

During the workshops, Dennis Rinzel, David Macasaet, and Barbara Bird will present video equipment and editing programs step-by-step.

Part I: Videotaping your lesson
Friday, March 6, 3-4 pm, room 294 Van Hise Hall

The workshop will include the following topics:

  • Types of video to include in your teaching portfolio
  • Equipment selection (Focus on the Kodak Zi6)
  • Getting the best recording (equipment setup)
  • What to do with the video after you've recorded it

If you are unable to attend on March 6, but are interested in seeing this workshop offered again please email

Part II: Editing and Compiling Teaching Videos
April 24, 3-4pm  room 294 Van Hise Hall

This workshop will build on Part I, though it is not required that you participate in Part I.

  • What to include in your portfolio
  • How to edit your videos

Workshop seats are limited. Please reserve your seat in one or both workshops by sending an email to


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