Fall CUE Speaker Showcase: Devin Rossiter

I can’t tell you how many times I have searched Youtube hoping to find the perfect video to aide instruction, only to find ones of poor quality or not quite the right information. Devin Rossiter has the solution. Drop by his session at Fall CUE and learn how to make your own high quality, engaging videos from someone who knows what he’s doing. No more boring videos on content that doesn’t quite fit. It’s time to create. 

Devin Rossiter is an academic coach with a unique background in broadcast media specializing in math instruction in Bakersfield, CA. Originally from Staten Island, Devin supports teachers across California’s largest K-8 district in understanding the strategic depth of conceptual reasoning. He is a co-host for the long-running television program, “Do the Math”, and a former sports broadcaster/statistician.

What session are you presenting at Fall CUE this year?

6 Tips and Techniques for Engagement When Presenting Video

What inspired you to put this session together?

I have walked through so many classrooms where the lights are off, a video is playing, and students are visibly checked out. Having worked in television, I see teaching with video as similar to producing a news broadcast. Media design is such important part of engaging your audience, and knowing what that experience is like for your end-user, your students, can do wonders for getting more out of using video as an instructional tool.

Why should someone attend?

This session is great for any teacher or administrator who is looking to present lessons or PD more effectively. We all have that really great segment or illustration of key concepts, but as Marshall Macluan states, “The message is the medium.” I’ll share some important research in communication theory, tools and techniques for presentation suites such as PowerPoint and Google Slides, and elements of video production.

What’s your CUE Story?

I came to Bakersfield 12 years ago to pursue a childhood dream of being a sports broadcaster. While attending Northeastern University, I worked as the sports director for the student radio station and a producer for the top sports talk station in the country for teams like the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. My first job after graduation fulfilled my dream, announcing minor league hockey for the Bakersfield Condors. After I left the field to settle down, I entered education and all those media skills transferred immediately.

I used some of my contacts from sports to support our shift into Common Core, and in the meantime began presenting for my district. Sharing ideas, research, and design models in the PD setting felt natural, and I began to put myself out there to broader audiences, and in the past year I’ve presented at conferences and summits at every geographic level.

To read more about this session and the other options for CUE’s incredible two-day conference, check out the schedule. Don’t forget to register for the conference, too! You DO NOT want to miss this year.

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Kristina Allison

Kristina Allison is currently teaching language arts and computer science at the middle school level. She holds a masters in educational technology, teaches as a Lead Learner for CUE and serves as a director on the CapCue board, the Sacramento area affiliate. Kristina is also a proud teacher consultant for the Area 3 Writing Project. Find her at http://figurativelyteaching.com

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