Video Fundamentals for Teachers

Dragon Education
Hands on Professional Learning in Photo Video and Media
We will go through the fundamental skills and techniques you need to make better looking and sounding videos and do it as efficiently as possible.
Target Audience
Any teacher who likes the idea of using video but has always found it a bit daunting or doesn't know where to start.

Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

This course is an introduction for teachers into creating and using video as part of their teaching practice. If you have ever wanted to only use part of a video and put it in a PowerPoint, wanted to try flipped learning or wanted to show your students how to record an interview this one day workshop is for you. We will go through the fundamental skills and techniques you need to make better looking and sounding videos and do it as efficiently as possible.


Any teacher who likes the idea of using video but has always found it a bit daunting or doesn’t know where to start.

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

COVID-19 Event Information

All TTA venues continue to work with advice provided by the NSW Health Department in managing the risks associated with the current COVID-19 situation. While the current risk is low, TTA venues will be taking steps to help provide a safe environment for our courses. There will be increased cleaning and disinfecting of all areas, and venues will be providing ample hand sanitiser pumps. While venues will be taking all the care that they can, we also stress the need for course participants to take responsibility for their own wellbeing and the wellbeing of those around them. If you are not feeling well or showing symptoms of COVID-19, please don’t attend this event. Wash your hands regularly. Avoid shaking hands where possible. Practice cough etiquette, coughing into a tissue or your elbow and washing your hands afterwards. Thank you for your understanding.

This course is available to attend in person or remotely. If you wish to attend this course via Zoom link, please enrol using the promo code REMOTE. This will reduce the price of the course by $50. Zoom links will be emailed closer to the course date.
If you enrolled to attend the course in person and we need to change to a remote only course, you will be given a $50 credit (valid for 12 months) .

This workshop is very practical, in terms of in the way it is taught but also how you can use it in the classroom. The whole program is hands-on you will apply the information straight away using the latest equipment and software.

Teaching Standards
2.1.2 Proficient Level – Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area
2.2.2 Proficient Level – Content selection and organisation
2.3.2 Proficient Level – Curriculum, assessment and reporting
2.6.2 Proficient Level – Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
3.4.2 Proficient Level – Select and use resources
6.2.2 Proficient Level – Engage in professional learning and improve practice

Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

Completing this course will contribute 6 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 2.1.2, 2.2.2, 2.3.2, 2.6.2, 3.4.2 & 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

TTA (Teacher Training Australia) is endorsed to provide the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient and Lead Level Teacher.

This course contributes to 6.0 professional development hours.


There are no occurrences of 1. Face to Face in Australia (NSW - Accredited) at this time.


Session 1 - The What and Why of video

2 hours

A basic introduction to the mechanics of video from pixels and panning to frame rates and file formats.

Session 2 The How and When of Video

2 hours

The basic principles of shooting editing and exporting video.
From framing and lighting choices to sound recording and editing tips.

Session 3 The Where and Why of VIdeo

2 hours

Refining your shooting and editing and exporting your video files.
Looking at where and why video can add value to teaching and learning experiences and how to plan for and incorporate it into lessons and assignments.

What To Bring

It is suggested that you bring the laptop you use in your classroom, so that we can work with the resources you will have on hand when you get back to school

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About the team

Dragon Education


The team behind Dragon Education and Training have over twenty years of experience working with teachers, students, and schools to provide imaging solutions. Dragon Education and Training was created in response to the demands of teachers for whom the most valuable resource is knowledge. Teachers want to know how and why they want to understand and to use their understanding to help them deliver better outcomes for their students. Teachers also want to be engaged in order to feel that their professional learning is valuable to their school, their students, but most importantly to themselves. As available technologies continue to emerge and transform the way we do things, both in the classroom and in the real world, it is important to remember that knowing what the technologies are and how to use them is only a small piece of the puzzle; what is far more important is understanding why.

All of Dragon’s courses and programs are developed and presented by teachers for teachers, and they aim to address both the how and the why in order to make your professional learning: Relevant, Accessible, Hands-On & Applicable