ROCKPORT, Maine - Maine Media Workshops invites K-12 teachers interested in using photography and video in their classroom curriculum to participate in a two-day workshop on visual storytelling, Tuesday and Wednesday, November 18 and 19, at the Workshops’ 70 Camden Street, Rockport campus.
“Cameras in the Classroom” is a program for teachers who want to learn ways to create a story with stills or video and explore methods for sharing these techniques with their students. Participants choose photography or video classes at either beginning or intermediate levels. Tuesday morning begins at 8:30AM with registration, and an introductory talk from Charlotte Dixon, a member of the MFA Faculty at Maine Media College. The daily program, which includes a trip to the Farnsworth Art Museum and a session with Farnsworth Director of Education, Roger Dell, concludes with a 5PM reception: “Educators’ Evening a the Farnsworth Art Museum.”
Wednesday at 8:30AM, teachers are back in class working on projects begun the previous day, and for roundtable discussions. Afternoon sessions “Creating a Story with Multimedia,” and project reviews conclude at 5PM. A complete workshop syllabus is available on the Maine Media Workshops website: http://www.theworkshops.com/geninfo/downloads/Teachers_Schedule.pdf
“Our doors are always open to the Midcoast educational community,” says Workshops Education Director, Elizabeth Greenberg, “from campus class tours and evening faculty talks, to visits by our instructors to area schools. We plan to make this the first in a new series of workshops for Maine educators.”
Thanks to generous sponsorship from The First Bancorp, Elm Street Printing & Graphics Inc., and Graffam Bros. Seafood Market, the only cost to attendees is a $10 lunch fee. Teachers traveling a distance who would like overnight accommodations can reserve a room on campus for $45 per night (meals included). To register for the workshop, email email@example.com or call 207-236-8581 x304.
Maine Media Workshops is a non-profit educational organization offering over 450 one- and two-week workshops and for photographers, filmmakers and media artists. Programs are available for working professionals, serious amateurs, and high school and college students. Professional certificate and MFA programs are also available through Maine Media College.
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