NO. OF CREDITS:
6 QUARTER CREDITS
[semester equivalent = 4.00 credits]
|WA CLOCK HRS:
This course meets OSPI's STEM requirements.
Looking to have both you and your students create lessons that are even more exciting, effective and interesting than what you doing right now? Interested in matching those types of lessons with your current curriculum? Ready to take your class to the next level? If you answered yes, then this course is for you.
With a simple video camera, computer and one of the many free media production tools available, anybody can become a video producer. Now we can go beyond just the text and enter the visual.
All assignments are available online and designed to help you become a sophisticated producer one step at a time. Assignments come complete with samples and suggested software.
LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon completion of this course, participants will have:
Upon completion of this course, participants will:
Completion of all specified assignments is required for issuance of hours or credit. The Heritage Institute does not award partial credit.
Completing the basic assignments (Section A. Information Acquisition) for this course automatically earns participant’s their choice of CEUs (Continuing Education Units), or Washington State Clock Hours or Oregon PDUs. The Heritage Institute offers CEUs and is an approved provider of Washington State Clock Hours and Oregon PDUs.
UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT INFORMATION
REQUIREMENTS FOR UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT
Continuing Education Quarter credits are awarded by Antioch University Seattle (AUS). AUS requires 75% or better for credit at the 400 level and 85% or better to issue credit at the 500 level. These criteria refer both to the amount and quality of work submitted.
CREDIT/NO CREDIT (No Letter Grades or Numeric Equivalents on Transcripts)
Antioch University Seattle (AUS) Continuing Education Quarter credit is offered on a Credit/No Credit basis; neither letter grades nor numeric equivalents are on a transcript. 400 level credit is equal to a "C" or better, 500 level credit is equal to a "B" or better. This information is on the back of the transcript.
AUS Continuing Education quarter credits may or may not be accepted into degree programs. Prior to registering determine with your district personnel, department head or state education office the acceptability of these credits for your purpose.
ADDITIONAL COURSE INFORMATION
Choose One of the following books:
The cost of your text book is based on your selection from Amazon: • Filmmaking For Teens: Pulling Off Your Shorts $12 + shipping • Daniel Pink’s A Whole New Mind $2.70+ shipping • Digital Storytelling Guide for Educators $15.50+ shipping
ASSIGNMENTS REQUIRED FOR HOURS OR UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT
A. INFORMATION ACQUISITION
Assignments done in a course forum will show responses from all educators active in the course. Feel free to read and respond to others comments.
Assignment #1: Reflecting on the Future of Education
Technology allows for transformative change in the business world, home and the classroom. To make it happen, though, we must move from simply learning the tools, to creating and implementing new ideas and concepts in the classroom.
Assignment #2: Video Production & Your Curriculum
Assignment #3: Where do I host (put) my videos?
Find a video hosting service that works for you such as YouTube, Vimeo, YouKu, etc. Create yourself an account and upload some videos to get the hang of it. Any videos will work. Cat videos are always popular. All you want to do is test it.
Assignment #4: Getting To Know Your Camera.
Assignment #5: Video Production Without Using A Camera
This assignment is no longer required.
Assignment #6: Getting To Know Your Editing Software
Assignment #7: Teacher Produced Video To Enhance Your Curriculum
Assignment #8: Student Produced Media To Enhance Your Curriculum
Assignment #9: Digital Story Telling
Assignment #10: Book Reflection
Depending on the text you chose:
Assignment #11: STEM Career Choices
The future of work, as you know, is shifting. Even education which is often one of the last structures to change embraced remote learning for certain courses or entire programs. These are designed to meet the needs of students who prefer to school from home and/or enjoy the chance to take a specific course their school is unable to offer.
Some sort of STEM-related skills is becoming nearly mandatory for access to a middle class or above lifestyle.
Take a read of the two articles below. One discusses the future of work and how it is (no surprise) embracing remote workforces. The other lists the top 30 STEM careers of the future. This list, of course, will end up changing over time but for now, it is a starting point.
After reading the articles, pick one or more of the 30 careers and in 250 words or more, speculate how the five changes of the future ( fluid gigs, decentralized workforces, motivation to work, lifelong learning, artificial intelligence) will impact the career you choose. For example, if I choose the career of web developer, what would my career look like based on the five future changes in how we work?
ADDITIONAL ASSIGNMENTS REQUIRED FOR UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT
B. LEARNING APPLICATION
In this section you will apply your learning to your professional situation. This course assumes that most participants are classroom teachers who have access to students. If you do not have a classroom available to you, please contact the instructor for course modifications. Assignments done in a course forum will show responses from all educators active in the course. Feel free to read and respond to others comments.
Assignment #12: 3-5 Minute Film Project (400 & 500 Level)
Assignment #13: Listen & Analyze Two Interviews With US Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan. (400 &
Listen and watch an interview with Arne Duncan, former U.S. Secretary of Education. He presents some interesting ideas on the future of education.
Watch the talk here.
After listening to his talk, write a 750-word response to his ideas. What did you agree with? What did you disagree with? Did his vision of education and change actually happen? How does this course match (or not match) some of the ideas he discusses?
Assignment #14: (500 Level ONLY)
In addition to the 400 level assignments, complete one of the following:
Create a 30 minute or longer presentation to be given at a professional development workshop. It should relate to the themes discussed in this course. Drop the PowerPoint, Keynote or PDF into your online response box.
Write a 750 word paper that discusses the message being sent by one or more of the presenters and its potential impact on education.
Create your own assignment with the instructor’s prior approval.
C. INTEGRATION PAPER
Assignment #15: (Required for 400 and 500 Level)
SELF REFLECTION & INTEGRATION PAPER
(Please do not write this paper until you've completed all of your other assignments)
Write a 350-500 word Integration Paper answering these 5 questions:
INSTRUCTOR COMMENTS ON YOUR WORK:
Please indicate by email to the instructor if you would like to receive comments on your assignments.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR TEACHING THIS COURSE:
Michael Boll is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Podcaster and Technology Coach at the International School Bangkok.. Michael enjoys helping educators, parents and students harness the transformative powers of technology. Michael is an enthusiastic instructional designer and presenter. He works to make his courses and presentations information packed, slightly provocative and fun. Michael has a teenage son with profound autism and is keenly interested in the special needs community and its population of diverse learners. This interest led Michael and his wife, Lori Boll, to open an innovative school in Shanghai (ShineAcademy.asia) for their son.
VIDEO PRODUCTION IN THE CLASSROOM
Frazel, Midge. Digital Storytelling Guide for Educators. Intl Society for Technology in Education. 2010.
Storytelling is an age-old art form. With Web 2.0 and the tools already available on most computers, students can use text, music, sound effects, videos, and more to create a multimedia presentation that links them to the world beyond the classroom. Storytelling has the potential to unleash creativity, engage, and motivate. Applicable across the curriculum, digital storytelling teaches students to work collaboratively and use new technologies, skills they will be required to have in the workforce of the future.
Lanier, Troy, and Clay Nichols. Filmmaking for Teens: Pulling Off Your Shorts. 2010.
Teenagers can "stop dreaming and start creating" with this guide to making their first film. The authors, who teach filmmaking at an Austin, Tex., high school, suggest starting with a short-a five-minute film. Throughout, they try to be chatty, with lines like "See you at Sundance." Chapters explain how to pick a subject (with exercises for doing so), write a script, pick the location for all the films' shots and deal with worst-case scenarios, such as no-shows, stormy weather and technical glitches. Lanier and Nichols's helpful crash course ensures that readers' first efforts don't resemble amateurish home videos.
Pink, Daniel H. A Whole New Mind: Why Right-brainers Will Rule the Future. NY: Riverhead, 2006.
With visionary flare, Pink argues that business and everyday life will soon be dominated by right-brain thinkers. He identifies the roots and implications of transitioning from a society dominated by left-brain thinkers into something entirely different—although at times, he seems to be exhorting rather than observing the trend. As a narrator, Pink delivers in a well executed manner, with occasional hints of enthusiasm. He maintains a steady voice that is well suited for a business-oriented text, and his crisp pronunciation and consistent pace keeps listeners engaged and at ease. (Publishers Weekly Review)
Theodosakis, Nikos. The Director in the Classroom: Filmmaking Inspires Learning. Createspace 2009.
The Director in the Classroom provides the "Why" for digital video in the classroom in a clear and concisely written book. The book first looks at "Why" filmmaking is an important tool in 21st century classrooms and then explains, step by step, "How" filmmaking projects take shape in the classroom by developing ideas, forming a plan, filming, editing and presenting the final film in the classroom and beyond.
Aspen Ideas Festival. "Conversation with Arne Duncan." 23 June 2011. 06 Aug. 2011.
Current (2011) Secretary of Education covers a wide array of changes he believes should take place in the classroom. Included is changing how we teach to encompass a strong backbone of critical thinking skills and sound decision making.
Center for Digital Storytelling. 06 Aug. 2011. <http://www.storycenter.org/index1.html>.
An international nonprofit training, project development, and research organization that assists youth and adults around the world in using digital media tools to craft and record meaningful stories from their lives and share these stories in ways that enable learning, build community, and inspire justice.
Digital Is. Case for Filmmaking in the Classroom. 06 Aug. 2011. <http://digitalis.nwp.org/resource/1325>.
Looking for justification for using film production in your classroom? This book will help arm you with pedagogically sound reasons to change and improve how you and your students interact with video production.
Storify.com. Create Stories Using Social Media. 06 Aug. 2011. <http://storify.com>
A comprehensive listing of sample digital stories. Browse through these varied stories to get an idea for yours