Expert Insight

Diane Watt, PhD
Language: EN
Location: Education Resources Centre, 2nd Floor, Lamoureux Hall
Time: 1:00-2:30 PM

Introduction to Digital Video Design and Production

The ability to design texts using multimodal resources, to represent and share knowledge for an authentic purpose, is considered an essential 21st century literacy. Students today need to develop the capacity to critically read and create multimodal texts to navigate their personal, work, and civic lives. Research demonstrates Canadian youth are major consumers of online videos, but they seldom use this influential medium to create their own messages. In this strand, educators collaborate with colleagues, and a team of experienced educators and youth media makers to design a personal curriculum project for use in their own classrooms. This includes the production of a mentor video to share with students.

This introductory Expert Insights session will introduce New Literacies curriculum frameworks to support the integration of student-produced videos that engage diverse perspectives and cross-curricular expectations.

Participants who choose the Digital Video Design and Production focus will be immersed in all aspects of the video production process, including: brainstorming, storyboarding, shooting, editing, publishing, and screening. By the end of the week, participants should feel confident and enthusiastic about having their own students make videos, no matter what grade level or subject area they teach.