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Brian M. Smith Resume
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Brian M. Smith Resume
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Brian M. Smith Resume
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Brian M. Smith Resume


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    • 1. Who is Brian Smith? Teacher, Media Specialist, Organizer Superhero?
    • 2. Who is Brian M. Smith
      • Video and Film Programming Major
        • Videography ,Photography, Computer Graphics
        • Marketing and Promotions
        • Pan-African Studies
        • Sociology
        • Accelerated English & Media Writing
      • Theatre and Drama Minor
      Education Background Graduated Kent State University- 2005
    • 3. Who is Brian M. Smith
      • Purpose-Driven
        • Started Community Outreach Group in Michigan
        • Founded Media Consulting Company
      • Multi-talented in Media
        • Videography ,Photography, Information Design, Web Design
      • Community Focused
        • Motivational Speaking, Mentoring & Education, Promotions
    • 4. Media Consulting Experience
    • 5. Media Consulting Experience
      • Working As A consultant
      • Graphic Design
          • Programs, Business Cards, Stationary, Flyers, Websites
      • Photography
        • Event Coverage- Concerts, Weddings, Parties
        • Promotional Photography
      • Videography
        • Event Coverage
        • Promotional Videos
        • Educational Videos
    • 6. Sample Work: Video & Photo Promotional Video for United Sonz Entertainment- 2008 Slideshow of 2008 Photography
    • 7. A Man of Two Passions
      • sum of equal parts
    • 8. Youth and Media
      • Teaching and engaging young people
      • Watching, analyzing and creating media
    • 9. Working With Young People
      • Working with young people has always been enriching for me. I love talking and playing with kids but I get a pretty significant sense of fulfillment from teaching them new ways to view things.
    • 10. Media and Sociology
      • Always loved films and learning new technology
        • Countless hours of Television
        • Over 5000 films and music videos
      • New passion for designing websites and other digital video arts
      • Also, acutely aware of the effect of media proliferation in our society especially in regards to youth.
    • 11. Direct Action
      • During my post-collegiate search for a means to address this issue using my multi-media background I encountered:
      • Critical Media Literacy
    • 12. Critical Media Literacy Program
      • In the Fall of 2007 I developed a Critical Media Literacy Curriculum that aimed to teach critical thinking using the media students engage in during their daily lives.
      • Multi-modal teaching approach that synthesized with the students’ varying learning style.
    • 13. Critical Media Literacy
      • Core objectives-
        • Getting students to ask questions about messages they encounter in media.
        • Giving the students an understanding of media industry
        • Independent thinking –trusting their own conclusions, finding evidence to support their claims
        • Creative ways to express their thoughts using media
    • 14. Critical Media Literacy
      • I would like to expand my Critical Media Literacy Program to High School-Aged students and young adults
    • 15. Countee Cullen Community Center 2009 Critical Media Literacy Program
    • 16. Where are they learning?
      • The Average Teen spends 4 times as much time engaged in media than they do in schools.
        • Bombarded by messages and images that shape their perception of world
        • Aren’t gaining the skills to process messages and images
      • Current curricula fails to engage students and encourage critical thought
      • African-American youths are particularly at risk
        • Commercial hip-hop, “reality tv,” news
    • 17. Media Outreach Work
      • In Michigan worked with the University of Michigan’s GearUP Program. Which focused on preparing underrepresented youth for higher learning.
    • 18. Education Experience
    • 19. Education Experience
      • I am currently working as the Computer technology specialist at PS. 77 Lower Lab. A Gifted and Talented K-5 School
        • Basic Computer functions
        • Internet Safety
        • Creating Videos
        • Incorporating Technology into current curricula
    • 20. Education Experience
      • I also teach Filmmaking for the Wingspan Arts Enrichment Program afterschool (grade 3-5)
        • Media Literacy
        • Hands on filmmaking instruction
          • Screenwriting
          • Storyboards
          • Film analysis
          • Production
          • Videography Basics
    • 21. Education Experience
      • PS.77 Lower Lab Elementary Aug 2008-Present
        • Computer Technology (Grades K-5)
      • Wingspan Arts Sept 2008-Present
        • Flicker Filmmaking (Grades 3-5)
      • University of Michigan June 2006-August 2008
        • Gear Up
          • Critical Media Literacy Program (Grades 7-10)
          • Videography (Grades 7-10)
        • King/Chavez Parks (KCP)
          • Drama (Grades 7-9)
    • 22. Education Experience
      • Ann Arbor Pioneer High School - (March 2006- June 2007)
        • Girl’s Assistant Track Coach
      • Huron Valley Girl Scout Association (May 2003-August 2003)
        • Camp Linden Unit Leader
    • 23. Making Connections
      • Brian Smith’s Teaching Philosophy
    • 24. Making Connections: Brian Smith’s Teaching Philosophy
      • I believe that the purpose of education is to provide students with the skills they’ll need to a find personal fulfillment and participate in society at large.
      • In order to achieve this students need multi-literacy skills and the type of deep structure critical thinking that will allow them to transfer knowledge and problem solving processes across mediums and circumstances.
    • 25. Brian Smith’s Teaching Philosophy
      • Foster a nurturing, organic classroom that allows the students to explore different methods of processing and finding solutions which is imperative when working with technology.
      • Encourage proactivity and personal responsibility.
        • Each student is responsible for what they learn and what they gain from the class. So even though there are boundaries, students feel empowered
    • 26. Feedback from students and Colleagues
      • “ As a teacher with thirty-nine years of experience and as a Project Director for Communities in Schools for eight years, I can truthfully say that in all that time I have met few instructors more talented than Brian Smith…In addition to being an excellent instructor, I was impressed by Mr. Smith’s expertise with technology. He gave media presentations in a variety of formats that held the students’ interest.
      • - Karen Gay; Cerveny Middle School
    • 27. Feedback from Students and Colleagues
      • “ Brian is an excellent teacher, a natural. His work ethic is impeccable.”
      • - Lumas Helaire, GearUp Program Director
      • “ Brian actually kept my attention at all times…he always had his lesson ready…he actually presented them in a creative way.” -8 th grade student
      • I liked the teacher…he would break the stories up and explain them and ask us questions about them…he wasn’t scared to make connections with us.” 8 th grade student
    • 28. Civic Awareness for C.A.S.H Objectives for 2008-09
    • 29. Consulting with CASH
      • I am Currently working with the Civic Association Serving Harlem (a.k.a. CASH)
          • Special Event Coordinator
            • Promotion Design
            • Community Outreach
            • Participant Recruiting
          • Documenting Event
          • Videography
          • Photography
    • 30. Consulting With CASH
      • Gives me the opportunity to get involved in the Harlem Community
      • Directly impact the quality of life of neighbors
      • Meet and Collaborate with other Community Organizers and City Officials
    • 31. Benefits of working with Brian Smith
      • Passion ate about kids and subject
        • Enthusiasm and constant innovation
        • Personal connection with young people to maximize learning
      • Expertise in a wide field of Media and marketing strategies
        • Branding
          • Videography
          • Print media design
          • Public Speaking
    • 32. Benefits of working with Brian Smith
        • General Awesomeness