10 May 2010 Youth-Powered Video Institute
Experiential Professional Development for Teachers
At EVC, we believe there is no better way to teach students the power of story telling and community inquiry than to give them the tools to become researchers, producers, authors, and editors. We also believe there is no better way for teachers to develop the skills needed to implement this inquiry-based method than for them to experience it themselves as hands-on learners.
Based on 25 years of Educational Video Center’s award-winning youth media programs, the Youth-Powered Video Institute provides teachers with a repertoire of proven teaching techniques and basic production skills to engage students in learning and increase their literacy and academic skills.
Location: Satellite Academy Midtown 120 West 30th Street New York City
Dates: July 19-23, 2010; 9:30am-4:30pm daily
Tuition: $725 if registered before June 15th; $800 after June 15th
Tuition includes five days of intensive professional development, a copy of EVC’s Youth-Powered Video curriculum & DVDs, and access to EVC online teacher forum.
How to Apply:
*Registration is based on a first come first served basis, so register early.
During the Youth Powered Video Institute, teachers learn tools and strategies to:
- Produce a short documentary that engages students in exploring community issues of immediate relevance to them
- Facilitate small group, collaborative work so that each student can serve as a resource and amplifier for their peers’ learning
- Organically link production and analysis to increase students’ understanding of media culture
- Integrate multiple visual, print and aural literacies for research, learning, and expression
- Use digital editing software to capture and edit footage into final, polished projects
- Share student-produced media work with school and community audiences for learning and discussion
- Incorporate student reflection and self assessment throughout all work
- Create a classroom culture of professionalism, creativity and success