VITAL Video Interactions in teaching and Learning

Presentation: VITAL at NAEYC professional development institute

Prof. Herbert Ginsburg and CCNMTL's Michael Preston presented the VITAL project at the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)'s 17th National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development in New Orleans, LA. The theme of the institute was "Technology and Early Childhood Education." The VITAL presentation focused on the use of video—both in the classroom and online—to engage teachers in close viewing and analysis, with the goal of helping teachers better understand the ideas they learn about in courses and apply them to the assessment and teaching of children. Case studies from Hunter College and Teachers College were used to illustrate teacher learning outcomes.