• Improve your artistic performance, impact, and personal achievement exponentially 
  • Develop advanced media skills and the know-how to effectively incorporate video into your communications toolkit.
  • Heighten your sensory perception skills to build artistic confidence
  • Learn to create visually stimulating persuasive presentations using video.
  • Become familiar with friendly editing production tools and video language as these concepts become part of the common vernacular.

Spend a fun-filled day meeting and greeting community leaders, influencers, and media educators while discovering new ways to use your smartphone to enrich lives and build stronger more connected communities.  

Learning Objective: Increase artistic performance, productivity,

and personal achievement using the modern smartphone.

Teaching Aim:  

1. Build the artistic confidence new learners need to discover their talents and passions.

2. Introduce new learners to the basic techniques governing micro-learning and the Gnowbe platform.

3. Introduce new learners to the basic camera and editing techniques of video production.

4. Heighten new learners' sensory perception, critical thinking, communication, and collaborative skills needed to 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

warm-up exercise. 

10:30 - 11:30   Introduction To Film Media Literacy Education with Jennifer Saunders

Saunders introduces participants to film media literacy education.

2:00 - 2:30 (In-person) Guest Speaker  ZENAIDA MENDEZ

2:30 - 4:00   Create-A-Thon Challenge

Participants capture, edit and upload the raw video footage, photos, and graphics needed to tell their story. 


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. 

11:30 - 12:00 (Virtual) Guest Speaker  SO-YOUNG KANG

12:00 - 1:00 The 'Create-A-Thon' Challenge

In groups, participants will work 'on location' at the site using 'guerilla filmmaking style' to create a short community-based story using their smartphones and the '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 - 2:00 Lunch and Entertainment

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.

4:00 - 5:00 Program Closing

Participants present video shorts created for review and presentation.