Measures of Effective Teaching Longitudinal Database pre-conference workshop at AERA 2015

What: Video Analysis with the Measures of Effective Teaching
Longitudinal Database (MET LDB)

When: Thursday, April 16, 2015, 8:00am – 3:45pm

Objective: This workshop will introduce researchers to video data collected by the Measures of Effective Teaching project, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates
Foundation. Data collected on teachers and their teaching included video-recorded lessons scored by independent observers using multiple classroom observation protocols. Workshop faculty will offer an introduction for current or future users of the MET Longitudinal Database to the archived MET Project video data, including understanding and using the captured videos, the logistics of designing a video scoring protocol, and current and future uses of the MET LDB.

Who should attend?: Researchers, graduate students, and district or state staff interested in collecting and/or using classroom video data for rese arch or evaluation will benefit from lecture, training, and hands-on experience viewing and scoring videos. Participants will leave the workshop with:
• An understanding of the MET project’s video collection, scoring efforts, and video observation measures used in the project;
• Experience scoring videos and an understanding of the systems needed to configure effective scoring teams and protocols;
• Examples of research conducted using the MET video data and ideas about potential future research;
• Information on how to access the MET Longitudinal Database.

Note: Participants should have a basic understanding of the MET project (www.metproject.org) and MET Longitudinal Database (www.icpsr.umich.edu/METLDB). Experience with the MET data is not required.

The Faculty: Johanna Bleckman, ICPSR, University of Michigan; Rachael Gabriel, University of Connecticut; Susan Jekielek, ICPSR, University of Michigan; Tanner Wallace, University of Pittsburgh; Catherine McClellan, Clowder Consulting; Bryant Jensen, Brigham Young University

Space is limited — register today at the AERA Annual Meeting website: www.aera.net/annualmeeting