Task Two: Instruction

Instruction consists of the learning environment, engagement in learning, deepening thinking, and subject-specific pedagogy. There are two parts to task 2 - video recording your lessons and then your written commentary reflection. 

Review the following video to help you think about the learning environment and student engagement prior to teaching and recording your lessons.

Two Parts to Task Two

1. Video Clips

You MUST refer to the Task 2, "What Do I Need to Do?" section of your program handbook to determine:

  • Number of clips required or allowed
  • Length of clip(s)
  • Which students can or must be included in the clip (i.e. whole class? small group? focus learners?).

You MUST have consent forms for ALL students in the video.

Click below for a sample parent permission form. Electronic (Google Form) copies and the most current versions can be found in Canvas.

See the Making Good Choices Guide and view the video below for additional Task 2 information.

Review the Prior to Filming tips and the edTPA Video Guidelines to determine the best placement for yourself, students, and the video camera in the classroom.  Your partnership teacher can also help with the video recording.

Use the VIDEO TIPS AND TRICKS JOB AID to help you trim and compress your videos.

2. Instruction Commentary

Write your commentary responses based ONLY on the video clips. Remove statements that include assumptions of learning and focus on specific evidence of learning from the video.
***Make sure you are using the Task Two Written Commentary Template downloaded from TaskStream.

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