As a Teacher of the Year, you will be on the big screen! The Teacher Recognition Celebration event features a video wherein honorees are shown in the classroom, talking briefly about elements of teaching. Find answers to your questions about this process in the following list of frequently asked questions. Also, watch a previous ceremony for an example of what to expect.
Q: How does the videotaping get scheduled?A: A COE staff member will contact you by phone or email to schedule a convenient time for a COE videographer to film you.
Q: How long will the taping take? A: About 30 minutes.
Q: How long will the final version be? A: About 15-20 seconds per teacher.
Q: Where will the taping occur? A: We prefer to come to you and see you in your natural environment – the classroom. Sometimes it’s not convenient, due to scheduling conflicts or year-end activities. As an alternative the COE headquarters has a television studio wherein taping can also take place.
Q: What do I say? A: We’ll send you a question to think about in advance, and then your answer will be taped.
Q: What do I wear? A: Comfortable, professional clothing that fits well and makes you look and feel great. Please avoid solid white and busy patterns.
Q: Who will see this? A: It will be shown on a large screen at the Teacher Recognition Celebration gala as part of the program. After the event, the entire ceremony – teacher interviews included – will be posted on the COE’s website, and will air on local cable channels. About a month after the event, you will receive a DVD copy of the entire event.
Q: Am I the only teacher who feels nervous about being filmed?A: No. Many people believe they don’t appear or speak well on camera, and often express anxiety about the process. Don’t worry: Staff is trained to help you relax and make you look and feel good. We’ll work together to find the best place in your classroom to showcase you and your important work with students.
Q: Anything else?A: A photograph of you (a head shot) will be taken at the same time. This will be used in the formal keepsake program that will be distributed at the event.
Q: Whom should I contact if I must reschedule or have other questions?A: Contact Rachel Zlotziver via email or at (408) 453-6514 for any answers to your questions or concerns related to the Teacher Recognition Celebration.
Summer ReevesCommunications/PR SpecialistPhone: (408) 453-6824