Powerful Voices for Kids Summer Institute | Philadelphia, July 5 -9, 2010
The Powerful Voices for Kids Summer Institute is an intensive professional development experience developed by Renee Hobbs and taught by a diverse faculty including leading scholars, experienced classroom teachers, media professionals, and educational technology specialists. Participants learn about the theory of media literacy, engage in model lessons to deepen their understanding of the use of critical media analysis and media composition in the K- 8 classroom, strengthen technology skills, and explore the complex role of at-home literacies involving media and technology in the lives of children and young people.
The program combines discussion, small group activities, and composition with media and technology. Participants engage in three model lessons during each day of the program, helping them expand their repertoire of instructional strategies. Participants gain experience with media composition activities using video and online writing collaboration tools. All participants receive a Flip video camera to take home. Each day of the program, teachers engage in a production activity. As part of their learning, teachers interview an elementary student from the PVK summer camp using a video camera and edit a simple video, uploading it to YouTube. Teachers create a basic web page to compose and to share their writing. These practical skills prepare teachers to re-enter their classrooms in the fall with a repertoire of exciting strategies to engage and stimulate student learning.
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Join us this summer for a dynamic program of professional development!
Philadelphia, July 5 -9, 2010 — REGISTER ONLINE NOW!