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Home > Classroom Projects > Oral Histories Project > July 2012 Workshop

Coastal Change Oral Histories Project

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July 2012 Workshop

Teacher Training Workshop Agenda (PDF)

Day 1 – Monday, July 23, 2012
Watch recording of entire Workshop, Day 1

8:30-9:00

Breakfast

9:00-10:30

Introduction & Ground Rules, Pre-Test

10:30-11:30

Dr. Lynne Carter: Global Climate Change in Louisiana
(watch this presentation recording or
view this presentation in PDF format
)

11:30-12:00

Lunch

12:00-1:00

Dr. Toby Daspit: Incorporating Oral History into the Classroom
(watch this presentation recording )

1:00-2:00

How To Manage a Classroom Oral History Project
Project Planning & Pre-Interview/Research:

Choosing and Researching Topics
Locating Interviewees
Release Forms
Ethics


2:00-3:15

How to get a Good Interview: Part I
Interviewing Tips
Common Mistakes Student Interviewers Make

3:15-4:00

Listening Exercise (OR Do I have to actively participate in this workshop?)


Day 2 – Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Watch recording of entire Workshop, Day 2

8:30-9:00

Breakfast

9:00-10:15

How to get a Good Interview? Part II: Equipment
The importance of archival quality recording formats
Tips on using the digital recorder
Transferring and saving audio files

10:15-12:00

Mock Interview: Pair up and conduct short interview
Upload each audio file to room computer;
Practice using data file directories

12:00-2:00

Lunch Guest Speaker, Dr. Michael Pasquier: Bayou Lafourche Oral History Project, Q & A
(watch this presentation recording )

2:00-3:30

Post-interview: Pt. I: Preserve the Interview
Audio Editing Software: Initial Training, file conversion
Each participant completes file conversion process
Transcribing Interviews; style guidelines
Evaluate the Recording and content analysis: criteria

3:30-3:45

Break

3:45-4:30

Post Interview Pt. II: Share the Interview
Examples of secondary sources
Assessing Projects

4:30-4:45

Interactive Exercise: Project Planning

4:45-5:00

Post-Test


Workshop Partcipants

  • Jennifer A. Cramer, Director of the T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History, LSU Libraries
  • Darcy Wilkins, Research Associate in charge of the Louisiana Sea Grant Coastal Change Oral History Project, Louisiana Sea Grant
  • Dr. Lynne Carter, Ph.D., Assistant Director, Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program, LSU Department of Geography and Anthropology
  • Dr. Toby Daspit, Ph.D., Doris B. & Mike Aderman/BORSF Professorship in Special Education, Dept. of Educational Curriculum & Instruction, University of Louisiana, Lafayette
  • Dr. Michael Pasquier, Ph.D., Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, LSU
  • Jennifer Tiegs, Audio Engineer, LSU Libraries Special Collections
  • Dianne Lindstedt, Education Coordinator, Louisiana Sea Grant
  • Roy Kron, Director of Outreach & Communications, Louisiana Sea Grant
  • Melissa Castleberry, Web Coordinator, Louisiana Sea Grant