This course was created and curated by our Film Media Literacy Educator, Jennifer Saunders. It's designed to provide fundamental knowledge for New York City Educators interested in exponentially improving their teaching performance, impact, and personal achievement using 21st-century mobile technology and Film Media Literacy Education.
Learning Objective: Increase performance, productivity, and personal achievement for Educators.
1. Build artistic confidence Educators need to apply the creative exercises and activities that govern Film Media
Literacy Education's best teaching practices.
2. Introduce teachers to the basic techniques governing micro-learning and the Gnowbe platform.
3. Introduce teachers to the basic camera and editing techniques of video production.
4. Heighten sensory perception, critical thinking, communication, and collaborative skills, teachers need to create
videos that tell compelling stories.
9:30 - 10:00 Coffee & Conversation
Early arrivals are given the opportunity to meet and greet, have a cup of coffee and
a conversation before the workshop begins.
10:00 - 10:30 Welcome & Ice-Breaker Warm Ups
Participants are provided an opportunity to get to know each other using an ice-breaker
10:30 - 11:30 Introduction To Film Media Literacy Education with Jennifer Saunders
Saunders introduces participants to film media literacy, the art of mise en scene, the basic rules that govern smartphone filmmaking, camera calisthenics, mobile micro-learning and the critical 4C's skills-set.
4:00 - 5:00 Program Closing
Participants upload their final video short to the Gnowbe platform for the workshop closing review and group presentation.
Zenaida holds the esteemed position of Director of Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center. She also has an extensive experience in public service, community activism, television production, and filmmaking.
As a social justice activist, she is an avid voice for women, LGBTQ rights, and racial and economic justice. Zenaida also develops programming initiatives and partnerships with local non-profits and community groups.
Zenaida Mendez is the Executive Producer of the monthly produced MNN Productions
As a Filmmaker, Zenaida collaborated on
As a Co-Producer
12:00 - 1:00 Educators 'Create-A-Thon' Challenge
In groups of three, participants will work 'on location' at the site using 'guerilla filmmaking style' to create a short story using their smartphones and our Filmmaking-On-Mobile Gnowbe program.
So-Young Kang, the creator of Gnowbe has earned numerous awards and accolades for her development of the Gnowbe platform including being recognized as one of the top 3 leading micro-learning platforms by The World Economic Forum.
So-Young will share her journey from Queens, New York as a public high school student to Harvard University, how and why she came to create Gnowbe, and her hope for helping build a better world by maximizing and humanizing teaching and learning for the 21st-Century.
1:00 Lunch Is Served
Participants have an opportunity to network, exchange ideas, and enjoy a meal served up with entertainment hosted by Community Activist, Rodney Deas, aka 'The Real Radio Rahim' and Motivational Hip-Hop Artist from Martinsville, Virginia, CAMRYHD.
This Course Is Designed For: