Tuesday, May 5: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Workshop Description: When Essays Move – Bringing Content-Area Writing to Life through Multimedia
Filmmaking techniques offer students a way to break from the traditional pattern of school writing and help them build authentic links among content areas, school, and the outside world. There is a difference in student writing that stays on the page, and writing that comes to life through image, sound, word, and motion. This workshop looks at the possibilities offered by blending basic filmmaking techniques with writing to produce content area connections that require students to think beyond the word, reach audiences through multiple avenues, and engage themselves and their viewers in challenging thought. Participants will examine an evolving teaching practice that gives students the opportunity to blend multimedia with content knowledge and make words take on expanded meanings.
Workshop Presenter: Dave Boardman
Dave Boardman has worked with students and teachers both at the secondary and middle school level in literacy, technology, and filmmaking. Students in his school-based and summer programs work to transform their writing into moving videos that help them connect content areas and link the world of school with the world outside.
Recording of workshop: http://stateofmaine.na4.acrobat.com/p66488912/