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Tuesday, November 28 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Video Production as an Instructional Strategy in the Science Classroom.

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Learn about the power of video production as an instructional strategy. I was a media librarian at UMass Lowell for 33 years. I have collaborated many times (60+) with faculty on the design and implementation of a video production assignment into their curriculum, essentially asking students to create short (3-5 minute) mini-documentaries. In this presentation I will share my experiences working with four biology classes; three at the University (Climate Change, Ecology, and Virology), and one most recently at Portsmouth High School (Environmental Studies). There will be a healthy sampling of student work, a clear description of the assignment structure including tasks, benchmarks and timelines. I will share what faculty and students have had to say about their experience, present an overview of the video production process, take a look at how 21st Century skills and literacies map to the production process, and discuss the role of the teacher, librarian, and IT support along with technology requirements, such as computers, hardware and software. This assignment is project-centered and creative. It introduces a comprehensive set of 21st century skills while giving students an opportunity, perhaps for the first time, to learn how to communicate using new media tools. This is first and foremost a research project with multiple deliverables that include a written paper and a short science documentary written, narrated and created by students. (Presenter(s): Mitchell Shuldman, Librarian, Emeritus, University of Massachusetts Lowell, and Deidre Barrett, Portsmouth NH)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
Armory Classroom