Carrie LeClair

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About me

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Although I do not yet have my own classroom, I have been working since 2007 to gain as many degrees as needed (or possible, as I have gone a bit farther than necessary) to become a teacher. My initial certification is in Childhood Education and I am working on two additional certifications in Early Childhood and Adolescent Education. I specialize in mathematics and have completed a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics as well.

During this semester, I will be substitute teaching through WSWHE BOCES in multiple local school districts. After my experiences in the last two and a half years in substitute teaching, I am confident I will continue to be in high demand!

This is my final semester in this program, and I am very excited that graduation can lead to more teaching opportunities!


I am a geek, a learner, a wife, a soon to be mother, and a genetic rarity (ask me why!).

Music Videos in the Classroom

I have chosen to complete my mini course on the use/creation of music videos to aid in classroom learning. This is something that I have worked with extensively in the past and I look forward to sharing this information moving forward. I have not been able to dive into this much since student teaching, so I am looking forward to exploring this again.

Goals:

To aide in the determination of a need for music videos on the classroom.

To aide in locating effective pre-made videos with effective aspects to assist student learning.

When appropriate videos do not yet exist, to aide in the aspects to keep in mind when creating your own music video for the classroom.

Needs Assessment

1. Instructional Problem

Many educators are struggling to find ways to teach their students concepts in ways that rare effective. A majority of educators surveyed (over 90%) stated that even after content has been retaught, students are still struggling to understand concepts within the classroom setting.

2. What is to be Learned

Through this mini course, educators will have the ability to determine whether a music video would be an effective tool in helping their students to gain a better understanding of the desired content. Educators will also be given the tools needed to find or create their own music videos to help with the learning process.

3. The Learners

Learners for this mini course are educators of all grade levels and subject areas looking to improve student understanding. Concepts in this course apply to classrooms from pre-kindergarten through post-secondary education.

4. Context for Instruction

The content for this lesson will be require the use of an electronic device which is capable of stable internet use for extended periods of time. Depending on the depth the learner wishes to explore within the content, additional software may be necessary.

5. Exploring the Instructional Problem and Solution

Educators in this course will have the ability to apply content to help their learners better grasp their own instructional content. Through the use of music videos for instruction, misunderstandings and misconceptions can be corrected in any classroom, regardless of age level or subject area.

6. Goals of the Mini-Course

Learners in this mini-course will gain the ability to supplement preexisting course content using music videos. The videos sourced for this purpose will come from other educators, as well as the learner themselves, should they choose to take full advantage of what this course has to offer.

Analysis of the Learner and Context

The Learners:

The learners for this course will include current classroom educators. These educators will come from a variety of classrooms at different age levels and content areas.

Instructional Context:

This mini-course will be available in a online capacity. Learners should be able to use an electronic device with internet to access all course materials. Depending upon the depth of the learners interest, additional software may be necessary.

Exploring the Problem and Solution:

Many students struggle to learn and retain information that has been previously taught. Not all educators have the resources available to help them find new ways to teach this content in ways that will benefit their classrooms. By finding ways to use music videos in the classroom, more students will be able to learn and retain this information.

Performance Objectives

After completing this course, educators will be able to:

    1. use music videos in the classroom to aide in student understanding.
    2. research and find music videos appropriate for use in their classrooms.
    3. create their own music videos for regular use in and out of the classroom.

Task Analysis

Goals for Music Videos in the Classroom Mini-Course

 Pre-Assessment: Do I Need Music Videos?

Learners will determine whether the content of the mini-course will be beneficial in increasing student understanding in their classroom.

 Lesson 1: How Can Music Videos Benefit Your Classroom?

Learners will discover the basics of why a music video is beneficial to student learning and how they can be utilized in the classroom setting.

 Lesson 2: Finding the Appropriate Video

Learners will be able to determine whether a specific music video is appropriate for their own classroom needs and student population.

 Lesson 3: Creating Your Own Video

Learners will be able to create their own music video for classroom use.

 Post-Assessment: Did Music Videos Help Your Classroom?

Learners will determine whether the content of this mini-course was beneficial in increasing student understanding in their classroom.

Lesson Activities

 Pre-Assessment: Do I Need Music Videos?

Learners will complete a pre-assessment provided, using the platform Survey Monkey.

 Lesson 1: How Can Music Videos Benefit Your Classroom?

Learners will be given information through text to help them see the benefits of music videos in the classroom.

Assessment: Learners will reflect on content using a one question, short answer analysis

 Lesson 2: Finding the Appropriate Video

Learners will be shown music videos that have already been created and used in classrooms.

Learners will be guided through analyzing music videos for classroom appropriateness.

Assessment: Learners will be asked to find their own online music video, and analyze its content for classroom use with the aide of a checklist.

 Lesson 3: Creating Your Own Video

Learners will be guided through the creation of their own music video for classroom use.

Assessment: Learners will be asked to create and upload their own music video, which meets all criteria from the previously used checklist.

 Post-Assessment: Did Music Videos Help Your Classroom?

Learners will complete a post-assessment, using the platform Survey Monkey.

Curriculum Map

File:Curriculum Map LeClair.pdf