GiveMe5 Media Teachers Lab
GiveMe5 in collaboration with Media Smart Libraries presents....
The GiveMe5 Media Teachers Lab is a time for film/media educators, education-focused librarians, and others developing programs to come together and share ideas, challenges and solutions with colleagues. Whether you're experienced, new to the work, or somewhere in between, the "open space" style of this event makes a place for you.
The "open space" format: Our facilitators will each spend a few minutes describing their areas of expertise and related topics, and you will then be free to join the discussion(s) you feel will be most helpful for you. You may move among discussions. Topics will be based on our pre-event survey, and are expected to include (but are not necessarily limited to):
- creating or revising curriculum;
- gaining knowledge about editing choices;
- buying and using basic equipment;
- exploring possibilities with high-end equipment;
- learning to use a new on-line film education resource;
- making a case for a media education program.
If you are inspired to facilitate a disucssion on your own topic, "open space" allows for that as well.
Our five facilitators and their key focus areas:
Katie Reaves, Film Teacher, Beacon School for the Arts
Building a program and equipment on a small budget and short timeline, "It's about thinking like a filmmaker!"
Brien Jennings,Library Media Specialist, Narragansett Elementary School
Connecting curriculum to film (including equipment, roles of a library media specialist, making the case for a program, media literacy)
Dana Neugent, Information Technology Services, University of Rhode Island
Touring studio facilities and viewing URI student work
Nick Marcoux, Film teacher (middle and high school), Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts
Building a curriculum sequence from middle to high school
(including equipment and editing software choices)
Anisa Raoof, Executive Director, Providence Children's Film Festival Film Hub
Connecting educators and the community with online resources to discover, explore and engage with film
Please note: Jeannine Chartier of VSA arts Rhode Island will be gathering information from attendees on where and when your media/film programs are happening. The information will help GiveMe5 to determine how we might better connect and publicize the student work happening around the state.
Date and Time
University of Rhode Island, Kingston
19 Upper College Road (Gender & Sexuality Center)
Park in large lot behind Visitor Center at 45 Upper College Road)
Kingston, Rhode Island