GiveMe5 Media Teachers Lab

GiveMe5 Media Teachers Lab

Thursday, November 3, 2016, 4-6 pm

University of Rhode Island, Kingston campus

Facilitator: Sherilyn Brown, Director of Education Programs, RI State Council on the Arts

The GiveMe5 Media Teachers Lab is a time for film/media educators, school and public librarians, and others developing video programs to come together and share ideas, challenges and solutions with colleagues.  Whether you're experienced, new to the work, or somewhere in between, the "open space" style of this event makes a place for you. In the "open space" format, each facilitator will each spend a few minutes describing their areas of expertise and related topics, and you will then be free to join the discussion(s) you feel will be most helpful for you.  You may move among discussions.    Topics are expected to include (but are not limited to):


  1. creating or revising curriculum; gaining expertise in editing 
  2. buying and using basic equipment; exploring possibilities with high-end equipment
  3. learning to use a new online film education resource  
  4. making a case for a media education program. 


If you are inspired to facilitate a discussion on your own topic, "open space" allows for that as well. 


Our facilitators and key focus areas for this event:

Katie Reaves, Film teacher, Beacon High School School for the Arts, Woonsocket  

Building a program and equipment on a budget and short timeline, "It's about thinking like a filmmaker!" 

Brien Jennings, Library Media Specialist, Narragansett Elementary School 

Connecting curriculum to film at the elementary level 

(including equipment, roles of a library media specialist, making the case for a program, media literacy)

Dana Neugent, Information Technology Services, University of Rhode Island 

Touring studio facilities and viewing student work

Nick Marcoux, Film teacher (middle and high school), Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts, Building a curriculum sequence from middle to high school 

(including equipment and evolving editing choices)

Anisa Raoof, Providence Children's Film Festival, Film Hub 

Connecting educators and the community to film through a new website



Intended audience: Public Librarians, School Librarians, Library Students, Educators

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm