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Digital Storytelling Workshop with Byrajju Foundation in Elurupadu, West Godavari District

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The Modern Story teamed up with the Byrraju Foundation to offer a weeklong filmmaking and photography workshop to 80 students in 8th class at Elurupadu Government High School, West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh

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Digital Storytelling Workshop with Byrajju Foundation in Elurupadu, West Godavari District

  1. 1. Project Chetana meets The Modern Story Elurupadu Government School West Godavari District Andhra Pradesh March 8 - 12th, 2010
  2. 2. Students <ul><li>-80 students participated in the weeklong workshop co-taught by TMS teachers and community producers and volunteers from the Byrraju Foundation’s Project Chetana </li></ul><ul><li>-All 8th Class students at Elurupadu High School (VIII-A and VIII-B) were able to participate. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Class VIII A
  4. 4. Class VIII B
  5. 5. Class Structure <ul><li>the 80 students were taught in two batches (morning and afternoon) of 40 students each. Each batch was then divided into two sections of 20 students for a more intimate learning environment. </li></ul><ul><li>-There were a minimum of 3 adults working with 20 students at any given time. </li></ul>
  6. 7. Instructors <ul><li>- The 3 TMS foreign guest teachers were joined by 4 Project Chetana community producers and 3 Byrraju Foundation volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>-Project Chetana staff and Byrraju volunteers were critical in bridging the language divide between the TMS teachers and Elurupadu students </li></ul>
  7. 12. Curriculum <ul><li>- Students learned the basic functions of digital still cameras and video cameras, as well as the concept of editing. They were able to learn experientially by taking photographs and video footage in the school and the nearby village community of Elurupadu. </li></ul><ul><li>- The instructors also strived to stimulate the students’ civic awareness and community involvement. This was done through special video projects that required them to think creatively about critical issues in their community. </li></ul>
  8. 13. <ul><li>-In order to delve into community issues, students were asked to depict an interaction with a village leader through writing, dramas, dance, and songs. Students identified drainage problems, water scarcity, road safety, and limited access to educational resources and scholarships. </li></ul>
  9. 15. Thank you for a wonderful week!

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