Critical thinking, technology, interpersonal skills, time & resource management, problem solving and imagination are all basic survival skills in the 21st century. Every one of those skills is tested when you make a movie and they are prized outcomes of the new Common Core Standards. This session explores concepts of fundamental screen grammar in visual storytelling and how choices by filmmakers can affect a story or even how you feel about a story or character. The session would also include education on media literacy, visual storytelling , discussions, presentations, critical thinking exercises, teamwork and how it relates to the Common Core Standards.
The purpose of the workshop is to demonstrate to teachers how film can be used across the entire curriculum and can help to raise the profile of their subject within their schools, how Media Literacy also teaches young people many skills such as creative, critical, and analytical thinking which all feed into the Common Core Standards.