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The Planning Process

Planning Your Classroom Film Program

Planning Your Classroom Film Program

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Where to start?  The best way to approach media arts lesson plan design is actually to start at the end and work backwards. Consider the following questions:  • What will students have...

Process

Process

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Once the larger goals of a media arts lesson have been identified and determined, there are of course a multitude of practical considerations that must be addressed in lesson plan design. While many ...

Program Planning Checklist

Program Planning Checklist

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The following checklist is designed to help filmmaker instructors and classroom teachers work together to plan a classroom filmmaking program. This will help determine and contextualize what you woul...

Individual Lesson Planning

Individual Lesson Planning

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Before beginning in the classroom, there should be a lesson plan in place in advance of each class. These questions are designed to help filmmaker instructors and classroom teachers to work together ...

Preparing Your Class to Host a Teaching Artist

Preparing Your Class to Host a Teaching Artist

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To enjoy the full benefits of bringing a filmmaking or visiting artist into your classroom, make sure that the learning does not begin and end with the guest’s visit. The more consistently...

Entering the Classroom as a Guest Instructor

Entering the Classroom as a Guest Instructor

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As a visiting instructor, you may only be in the classroom during the times allotted for the program. An important part of lesson planning is providing the classroom teacher with the guidance to cont...

Classroom Management and Logistics

Classroom Management and Logistics

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Tips for Classroom Teachers Working with Teaching Artists • Help filmmaker instructors to become a part of your classroom culture—make sure that you share any helpful advice from your own ...

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Classroom Management for Teaching Artists

Classroom Management for Teaching Artists

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Tips and Tricks for Teaching Artists Remember that your partnering classroom teacher is your best resource. He or she will have a sense of classroom dynamics, and may have strategies for getting stud...

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