On June 30, 2014, we had a follow-up workshop for science educators on using multimedia case studies in teacher education. We previously had a two-day workshop for mathematics and science educators on this topic in June 2013. The mathematics educator at Kenyatta University, Dr. Marguerite Miheso-O’Connor, is currently completing a post-doc at University of Witswatersrand in South Africa and was thus not able to participate in the follow-up workshop.
Each of the science teacher educators shared how he had used multimedia case studies or video lessons with pre-service or in-service teachers. These teacher educators had used videos in a variety of ways: (a) showing a clip in class and then leading a discussion, (b) having students view a video clip outside of class and answer some reflective questions, and (c) using video clips with in-service teachers to have them begin seeing different teaching practices (e.g., integrating technology in teaching). The teacher educators made concrete plans in the workshop for two different ways they will incorporate video lessons in their courses during the next year.