Aprendamos: ProjectProposal Liz Krane and Jason Lipshin
What is Aprendamos? An academic and cultural enrichment program for elementary students and their parents: Multiple Literacies Popular Education: Paulo Friere, “Banking Model of Education” Collaboration Curriculum: Tutoring – math/ELA for standardized tests. Thematic Units + Project Based-Learning
Who is our Audience? Public school (track system) 2nd through 5th graders Children of immigrants Speak Spanish, English, indigenous languages Esperanza Elementary School Aprendamos
Previous Media Projects 1) VozMob 2) Newsletter 3) Media Workshops 4) Photo Journals
Mutual Goals Integrate into existing curriculum. Multimedia: easy to learn, easy to teach Create projects that are fun and that students are proud of. Implement technologies in simple, but smart ways. (repeatable and sustainable) Teach multiple literacies in the process Projects are collaborative and hands-on.
1. Mini-Workshops: a. Timeline + Media Journal Project b. Mapping Project 2. Informational Video Project Pitch
- Connect to themes of personal identity, family narrative, and migration. - Import their own media (created in workshop or brought from home). 1. Timeline + Media Journal Project
Dipity and VoiceThread Family timelines. Personal timelines. Education timelines: elementary through college and beyond. Talk about media they shoot using cameras and cell phones. Dipity: Multimedia timelines. VoiceThread: Group conversations around media.
- Could work well with social studies/language arts curriculum. - Mapping and neighborhoods, “community detectives.” - Integrate with VozMob platform. 2. Mapping Project
KCET – Departures + Maplib Departures MapLib
Scavenger Hunts + Vozmob Integrating with field trip or just in school yard. Upload pics to map and build digital “tours” Ideas:
- Use media from other projects. - Edit and shoot with students. 3. Informational Video
Challenges Sensitivity to cultural differences Multiple age groups, number of students. Integrating with curriculum. Time.
Thematic Units Week 3 – March 21st => Family (Immigration) Week 4 – March 28th => Family (Immigration) Week 5 - April 4th => Community (Health) Week 6 – April 11th => Community (Environmental Justice) Week 7 – April 18th => Evaluation (Social Justice)
Every Week Mini-Workshops: Coming in every Tuesday (2:30 – 4:30) Monday, Wednesday, Thursday – 1 hour devoted to working on projects. Friday staff meetings