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Media Task Force March 2009

Media Task Force March 2009



A presentation to the IslandWood Media Task Force in March 2009.

A presentation to the IslandWood Media Task Force in March 2009.



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  • Welcome everyone, thanks Kick-off meeting Throw out some new ideas about using media to implement the strategic plan See what you think
  • This is where the new ideas start. Putting media tools to work specifically to enhance educational programs.
  • So what do we do on campus to fulfill our mission?
  • In going off-campus we realize our best
  • Includes “Why Film” for general audiences “ Pictures of Practice” for teacher training Lesson Plans
  • Educational distributors need content for digital native teachers and students. Folger Library as content provider for the current Great Perf. MacBeth broadcast; IslandWood as content provider for the upcoming Ken Burns National Parks series 60,000 current subscribers; 100,000 by August
  • Partners have offered to harness their fundraising machines to help us do more
  • Our next project: closer to our core content Harnesses social networking + curriculum + video to further our mission
  • Reflecting conversation at the last board retreat. Focus on the center, the rest will follow.
  • What do you think?

Media Task Force March 2009 Media Task Force March 2009 Presentation Transcript

  • Agenda
    • 8:30 Welcome/coffee
    • 9:00 Media and the Strategic Plan
    • 9:15 Envisioning the future
    • 10:45 Next steps
    • 11:00 Close
  • Media for Education Task Force Wednesday March 11
  • What we’ve been doing Media that establishes our name
  • Ninety million households in 09-10
  • Partnerships for 09-10
  • Where we’re heading Media that multiplies our mission
  • We want to inspire stewards
  • through the development of teachers
  • and best practices on our laboratory campus.
    • We can
    • bring that work to a much larger audience
    • through
    • Media.
  • What do we mean by Media?
    • Podcasts on your laptop
    • Vlogging
    • Mobisodes on your phone
    • Instant feedback through Twitter
    • Online coursework with assignments from YouTube
    • And more..
  • Ten-year Goal in the Strategic Plan During the next ten years, IslandWood educational programs will make a measurable impact on both academic learning and environmental and community stewardship.   We will evidence this achievement by establishing a body of knowledge that demonstrates the efficacy of IslandWood educational methods: This body of knowledge will enable IslandWood to share its unique and effective teaching methods, both on campus and beyond the campus boundaries .
  • Our first project: Experiencing Film
  • Will it play in D.C.?
  • Opportunities…
    • Teacher training resources
    • Primary source materials
    • Sharing best practices
    • Virtual classrooms and discussions
    • Professional essays and blogs
    • And more…
  • Nature’s Lessons/NSF
  • Target audience
  • What next?
      • What are the entrepreneurial opportunities and concerns?
      • How do we stay true to the IslandWood identity?
      • Next steps.