AdLIT Video Clips for Professional Development
The Project AdLIT video clips are designed as multimedia resources for professional
development. They are meant to be used as discussion pieces for teaching literacy in
different contexts and to demonstrate how key aspects of language arts – such as comprehension,
vocabulary, symbolic expression, communication, interpretation, and research – are interconnected,
not only to each other, but to the core elements of a particular content area and to the skills
needed across content areas and in everyday life.
These clips are also meant to serve as naturalistic examples of how select Ohio teachers engage
their students in the learning process. They are videos of actual, unscripted lessons that serve
as windows into the techniques different teachers use to promote literacy and engagement in their
classrooms. These clips should be viewed as stimuli for professional conversations about how teachers
can promote active learning, literacy, and standards-based instruction in the unique context of their
own classrooms and school settings. More about viewing the
The Video Clips: Middle School
These video clips capture actual instructional lessons from middle school classrooms in Ohio:
The Video Clips: High School
These video clips capture actual instructional lessons from high school classrooms in Ohio:
About the AdLIT Video Project
These instructional scenarios were produced by the Ohio Resource Center for Mathematics,
Science, and Reading as part of Project AdLIT: Advancing Adolescent Literacy Instruction Together.
This video project was completed in collaboration with the Ohio Department of Education, Office
of Literacy; the University of Akron, Department of Design and Development Services; Dr. Bill Kist,
Kent State University; and teachers from participating middle
and high schools.
We sincerely thank these organizations and individuals for their collaboration and
contributions. Without them, this project would not have been possible.