VITAL Video Interactions in teaching and Learning

Presentation: VITAL as a "Multimedia Record of Teaching"

Herb Ginsburg was invited to participate in the Carnegie Foundation's Moving Beyond Parallel Play: A Carnegie Convening about Multimedia Representations of Teaching. MRT is defined as "the documentation and analysis of the richness of teaching at all levels via multimedia representations, using the web and/or DVD technology for distribution, discussion and exchange." Prof. Ginsburg writes, "Our goal is to promote learning in which students make meaningful connections among different areas of their experience—what they see, what they assert, and what they read. The hope is that that this kind of rich, critical analysis of children and teaching will transfer to and form a sound basis for classroom practice. VITAL is intended to enrich teachers' minds." Read more about VITAL on the MRT Web site.