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Old/New version of IEW DVDs compatibilty

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Can I use the original DVDs with the current edition books (for teaching DVDs and SWI)?  Has video content changed or is it just repackaged? 

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The SWIs and SICCs are unchanged.

 

The TWSS has been totally redone. The essential content is still there but there is additional material and all the footage is new. 

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I have old edition DVD’s of Teaching Writing with Structure and Style, and a new binder. I find it requires more flipping through pages to find what section we’re on, but it’s doable. Some section names have been changed or rearranged. A lot of the examples have been changed.

 I do have to admit I haven’t watched all of the DVDs yet. There could be more substantial changes to the last couple of sections. But so far it has been doable though not optimal.

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1 hour ago, emba56 said:

I have old edition DVD’s of Teaching Writing with Structure and Style, and a new binder. I find it requires more flipping through pages to find what section we’re on, but it’s doable. Some section names have been changed or rearranged. A lot of the examples have been changed.

 I do have to admit I haven’t watched all of the DVDs yet. There could be more substantial changes to the last couple of sections. But so far it has been doable though not optimal.

Thanks, I think I'll go ahead and buy new.  Honestly, I've resisted the program largely because of the teacher training--14 hours!!  I've decided that I can watch it while I workout in mornings... I hope that I'm not supposed to be taking notes or practicing outline structure while watching the video! 😒  Anyway, I would get irritated very quickly if the DVD and books didn't align, and probably quit the program.

I x-posted on K-8 board and was told that there is free shipping first week of July, so that will have to be enough savings 🙂 

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@parentYou don't have to watch the entire TWSS. If you have the IEW SWI, it will prompt you when to watch a section on TWSS. It's not that bad when it is spread out like that. I actually thought TWSS was pretty useful in understanding how the program works, why they teach certain skills and how you should approach your students. I know people said you can use SWI with TWSS, but I am not into teaching writing, so it works for me.

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8 hours ago, calbear said:

@parentYou don't have to watch the entire TWSS. If you have the IEW SWI, it will prompt you when to watch a section on TWSS. It's not that bad when it is spread out like that. I actually thought TWSS was pretty useful in understanding how the program works, why they teach certain skills and how you should approach your students. I know people said you can use SWI with TWSS, but I am not into teaching writing, so it works for me.

 

Yes, I have never watched the whole thing at one time/week/month. I watched it as needed. 😃

When I received the new TWSS the only thing I watched was the sections I hadn't seen yet. So I actually haven't re-watched the instructions for the first six models.  

 

 

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11 hours ago, parent said:

Thanks, I think I'll go ahead and buy new.  Honestly, I've resisted the program largely because of the teacher training--14 hours!!  I've decided that I can watch it while I workout in mornings... I hope that I'm not supposed to be taking notes or practicing outline structure while watching the video! 😒  Anyway, I would get irritated very quickly if the DVD and books didn't align, and probably quit the program.

I x-posted on K-8 board and was told that there is free shipping first week of July, so that will have to be enough savings 🙂 

If I had it to do over, I would definitely buy versions that matched. 🙂

I bought the binder part at a used curriculum sale and was assured by the seller that the videos were unnecessary. When I actually looked through it thoroughly, I could see that for me, that wouldn’t work. Then the new videos just didn’t fit into the budget, so I bought the used video that didn’t match.

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10 hours ago, calbear said:

@parentYou don't have to watch the entire TWSS. If you have the IEW SWI, it will prompt you when to watch a section on TWSS. It's not that bad when it is spread out like that. I actually thought TWSS was pretty useful in understanding how the program works, why they teach certain skills and how you should approach your students. I know people said you can use SWI with TWSS, but I am not into teaching writing, so it works for me.

 

2 hours ago, cintinative said:

 

Yes, I have never watched the whole thing at one time/week/month. I watched it as needed. 😃

When I received the new TWSS the only thing I watched was the sections I hadn't seen yet. So I actually haven't re-watched the instructions for the first six models.  

 

 

 

I feel like I am having issues with planning.  We just finished all math and son's lang arts, but my daughter's lang arts has at least 5 more weeks, and we have 6 more chapters of SOTW.  Even though I am going to year round school, I wasn't planning my year that way and expected to have more finished by now.  My next post is going to ask questions about scheduling.

So, with all those issues, I want to just watch the TWSS all at once right away when I have the time.  Maybe when they ask for specific sections, I can rewatch as needed, but making space for videos during the school year sounds extremely tricky and unlikely. 

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There is a schedule laid out in the SWI manual that schedules it over 30 weeks 5 days a week. You can compact it some if your kids master things quickly and don't need review and reinforcement. You can also compact it into 15 weeks by doubling up on assignments. I find it pretty open and go. Watching the video hasn't been an issue as that has been one teacher video session about every 3-4 weeks on the schedule for SWI-A. 

 

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