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Coming up in April, two St. Louis metro area school districts are holding film festivals; both the Ladue School District and Parkway School District will be showing student work at their respective events.
The third annual Ladue High School FilmFest takes place April 13th at the school’s Performing Arts Center. According to teacher Don Goble, “Ladue film students enrolled in my Broadcast Technology II class, partner each year with Theater teacher Janine Burmeister’s Acting III classes at the high school, to work on fully scripted short films, using a Hollywood web-based film curriculum. The students’ process began last August, when they created a concept, wrote a script, auditioned the theater students, recorded their scenes, and have feverishly been editing. Over 20 Ladue students took part in this program and their hard work comes to the big screen.”
Two weeks later, the April 26th Parkway Digital Film Festival highlights & showcases digital projects created by 700 Parkway students in grades K-12. Using the knowledge and skills acquired in school, students have made connections to the curriculum and applied their learning to the art and science of digital storytelling enabling them to be practitioners in the real world. This event takes place at the Purser Center at Logan College of Chiropractic. Organizer Bill Bass shares, “the Parkway Digital Film Festival is a celebration of student work highlighting the stories from students in all grade levels and content areas. We founded the festival four years ago as a way to give students an authentic audience and to showcase the digital stories that they were creating in their classrooms. Additionally, it gave teachers the opportunity to have their students become creators of digital content rather than the more traditional role of consumer.”
Both events are open to the public, (for all ages), and include a red carpet walk for the participating students. The Parkway event is free, the Ladue event requires a ticket for entry at a cost of $5 each. All proceeds help fund the continuation of web-based film curriculum for future students. They can be purchased at the door the night of the FilmFest, or in advance by contacting Don Goble.
photo credit: by vancouverfilmschool
Here’s a photo from Stephanie’s class today on using Flip video cameras in the classroom. To see more images from this all-day professional development session, click on the image above to get to our Flickr account.
Tomorrow, Digital Citizenship takes place in the tele. This new class explores norms for appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use, and what kind of digital footprint we leave behind daily.
Movie-Making in the Classroom: Creating Digital Stories and Photo Essays: July 18, 20 & 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This three-day workshop teaches the pre-production, production and post-production phases of movie making. The class is a cross between a writer’s workshop and a movie-making symposium. Cancelled due to low enrollment.
Digital Media w/ Flip Cameras: July 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Learn how to take quick videos, upload them to your computer and use them for classroom or personal use. Discover the beauty of the Flip software, how easy it is to share your videos online, through email, or e-card. Also learn how to effectively remove an image from the video segments using the software. Bring your own Flip camera or borrow one from the VLC!
Integrating Media Literacy Across the Curriculum: July 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Come learn how to help promote safe, effective student work in the 21st century. In this class, we will learn about how to integrate media literacy and digital technology across the K-12 education curriculum. Using digital media to help build critical thinking and communication skills is a life long craft necessary for our 21st century learners. Leave this class with information about media literacy in order to formulate your own plan for integrating technology.
Register for tele classes here.