Daily Archives: February 10, 2020

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Shots Fired

Shots Fired airs 2/24 at 4 a.m. –  a short documentary about courage, communications and resilience in the face of a school shooting. Just before school started on an April morning a student with a .357 Magnum walked into the Commons, an area teaming with North Thurston High School (NTHS) students, raised the gun and fired into the ceiling. Chaos erupted. The student fired a second shot. What happened next is the best-case scenario in the face of such terror. No one died. Rather than taking sides in the gun control/rights debate, Shots Fired offers a rare look at a school shooting. Even with no fatalities, the residual trauma is palpable. Students, teachers, school administrators and staff along with first responders reflect on what happened, what went well and what could have worked better. School shootings often end in unbearable tragedy. In Shots Fired, tragedy is upended by unforgettable courage and resilience.

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Blackademics Television: #506 VENSON / FOSTER

airs Mondays 3 a.m. beginning 12/9 (600 series has 5/30 minute programs) (500 series has 6/30 minute programs) Top Black Studies scholars engage with projects and research focused on education, performance and youth empowerment.

A young musician explores her musical journey from classical piano to blues guitar, and how passion and purpose are synonymous. An educational anthropologist discusses the concepts of Blackness and Whiteness. Talks by Jackie Venson and Kevin Michael Foster.

airs 2/17 at 3 a.m.



New Workshops Added to PD Catalog

We’ve added two new workshops to our catalog!

Coming up on March 12 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm, Mark D’Annunzio will be holding a webinar:

Using iMovie (on the iPad) in your Classroom

Whether you’re new to video production, or experienced with the iMovie app already, this workshop will be a great introduction (or refresher) to one of the most popular iPad video editing apps for education. Join Mark D’Annunzio in this hour-long webinar where he will show you how to use the app, and how teachers use it in the classroom. iMovie is free, and a great way for students to creatively express complex ideas in a digital media format.

An iPad with the free iMovie app is required for the webinar. If you do not have an iPad, you can borrow through our Multimedia or Model Schools service. Contact mark_dannunzio@boces.monroe.edu for information on the borrowing process.

Register here: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=13458&I=3405883


Then, on April 30th from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm, we’ve added a new hands-on workshop:

Stop Motion Video using Mini Green Screens

Teach your students to create frame-by-frame animation (Stop-Motion) on the iPad using two free iPad apps and a green screen pizza box. Stop Motion Video is a creative and fun way for students to express complex ideas in a digital media format. Leveraging green screen technology allows your students to “think outside the pizza box!”

Whether you’re new or experienced with green screen video production, stop motion animation, or the iMovie and iMotion apps, this workshop will be a great introduction (or refresher) to a creative way for students to show what they know. Spend and hour-and-a-half with Mark D’Annunzio and Liesl Toates delving into the creative process in this fun, hands-on workshop.

Register here: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=13458&I=3405937