We suggest discussing a timeline with your mentor teacher. Consider that you will want enough time in front of the students to get to know them and feel comfortable with one another. Then, you will probably be ready to teach your edTPA lessons.
We suggest doing a number of trial runs of recordings. Determine what your recording device will be and record some lessons prior to teaching the edTPA lessons. Analyze if the correct number of students can be seen, how students may need to be placed for the video, if you can be seen as you move around, if the video quality is acceptable, and if you and the students can be heard throughout the video during whole-group, small-group, and independent instructional scenarios. If you are using a device that is internet or phone enabled, we suggest placing it in airplane mode (or the equivalent) so that incoming calls or messages do not pause or end the recording during your important lesson.
If your clip has moments that are inaudible, follow your subject-specific handbook to determine what appropriate captions or transcript options you may have.
Review your subject-specific handbook to determine what and how much gets recorded. Generally, you will teach 3-5 lessons in sequence (called a learning segment, in edTPA terms) and choose video clips of teaching (3-20 minutes) as evidence of your teaching effectiveness. To give yourself enough possible clips to choose from, we suggest recording the entirety of each lesson, even if you do not use most of the recordings for your final edTPA. The edTPA requires clips to be continuous and uninterrupted; you are not allowed to splice together short videos into a larger clip, so do not edit moments together.