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Aprendamos Project Proposal

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By Liz Krane and Jason Lipshin

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Aprendamos Project Proposal

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

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