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Through The Eagle’s Eye Innovative Approaches to Teaching the Media Arts

Curriculum Overview


Through The Eagle’s Eye Innovative Approaches To Teaching The Media Arts

Overview

Purpose Through The Eagle’s Eye is a comprehensive curriculum guide that provides practical tools for :

establishing media arts programming

incorporating students as peer instructors

teaching an introductory video arts course


Through The Eagle’s Eye Innovative Approaches To Teaching The Media Arts

Overview

Introduction Through the Eagle’s Eye promotes new ways of thinking about how technology, peer education, and the arts can be used together to create exciting, academically challenging experiences for high school students. This curriculum guide provides tools for teachers and administrators to introduce video production activities and offers several suggestions to successfully implement a media arts program tailored to a school’s needs and resources.

Three Models for Media Arts Learning

Building A Media Arts Program


Through The Eagle’s Eye Innovative Approaches To Teaching The Media Arts

Overview

Three Profiles for Media Arts Learning Through The Eagle’s Eye was modeled between 2003 & 2005 in three unique charter schools. Each have since adapted the curriculum to fit their own students’ needs.

Four Directions uses Storytelling, Family and Traditional Learning models to engage their students.

El Colegio Charter School integrates visual and performing arts elements and Latino cultural education with digital photography and video.

High School for Recording Arts developed a concept for presenting their media curriculum in alignment with their already successful music program.


Through The Eagle’s Eye Innovative Approaches To Teaching The Media Arts

Overview

Three Profiles for Media Arts Learning Four Directions Charter School: Storytelling, Family and Traditional Learning Although In Progress and Four Directions began working together in 1991, Four Directions was not recognized as an alternative school until 2001, when it received a federal funding. Today Media Arts influences a big part of Four Directions curriculum.

Resources: •

Coursework and multi-media arts classes

Adequate/Qualified Staff

Equipment resources and adequate funding

Courses: •

Photography

Video

Graphic Arts

Music

Technology


Through The Eagle’s Eye Innovative Approaches To Teaching The Media Arts

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Three Profiles for Media Arts Learning El Colegio Charter School: Facilitated Learning in a Creative Arts Environment El Colegio Charter School opened in the Fall of 2000. Most students are Latino. Their major focus areas are arts, environment, and technology. They hope to increase graduation rates and postsecondary education. El Colegio also has adequate and trained staff. They are working on ways to expand their program and get adequate equipment.

Resources: • Adequate/Qualified Staff • Limited equipment resources Courses: • Theater • Visual Arts • Video & Scriptwriting


Through The Eagle’s Eye Innovative Approaches To Teaching The Media Arts

Overview

Three Profiles for Media Arts Learning

High School For Recording Arts: Developing a Dream Team of Teen Producers The High School for Recording Arts originated in 1996, as a pilot program for music production. In March 1997 they partnered with St.Paul Learning Center and became a Charter School. With help from Through The Eagle’s Eye, the High Recording Arts has adapted curriculum to create their own model for media arts learning. Their Peer Mentors are known as the “Dream Team”.

Resources: •

One fulltime video facilitator & one fulltime media director

Limited equipment resources

Courses: •

Video Arts

Music Video Creation

Electronic Music Production


Through The Eagle’s Eye Innovative Approaches To Teaching The Media Arts

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Building a Media Arts Program Start small and work your way up to a big, beautiful Media Arts Program. Utilize existing resources and educate fellow administrators to the costs involved in making a long-term commitment to media arts education.

Step 1: Set Goals

Step 2: Utilize the tools and resources that you have available.

Step 3: Make sure you have adequate, qualified staff to teach.

Step 4: Prepare and plan for the future.


Through The Eagle’s Eye Innovative Approaches To Teaching The Media Arts

Overview

Media Arts In The Classroom Through The Eagle’s Eye Video curriculum introduces students to analysis, interpretation, and the evaluation of art. They also create and present their work to others. Students take pride in making videos and taking photographs. They also learn how to document their own perceptions of the world. When they make their art, students also incorporate other academic subjects. Through The Eagle’s Eye provides a sample video curriculum that can be adjusted to engage the students’ attention and meet their unique academic needs. By adjusting the curriculum it helps the student achieve their best. Through The Eagle’s Eye contains the basic components for video arts instruction:

Formal Elements and Principles

Vocabulary

Sequencing Techniques

Styles

Technical Applications

Planning

Editing and Principles of Revision

Software Applications

Critique


Through The Eagle’s Eye Innovative Approaches To Teaching The Media Arts

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Building a Peer Mentor Program

Through peer mentorship students learn how to teach others. When students teach their peers there is increased performance amongst both the learners and mentors. Peer Mentors create and present lectures and demonstrations and are required to write lesson plans and assessments. They also learn how to present and discuss their own artwork to others. build leadership skills.

Step 1:

Define your goals and objectives.

Step 2:

Define what you would like your students to benefit from the Peer Mentor Program.

Step 3:

What is your budget and how many staff members are available.

Step 4:

Pick staff that will benefit from the training and has interest in Media Arts.

Step 5:

Peer Mentors and staff are required to train for at least 40 hours, write make lesson plans and learn how to manage equipment.

Step 6:

Peer Mentors will demonstrate in a faux

classroom setting

Teaching others helps mentors


Through The Eagle’s Eye Innovative Approaches To Teaching The Media Arts

Overview

Through The Eagle’s Eye: Video Arts Curriculum Through The Eagle’s Eye provides a series of lessons. Exercises and assessments that can be used to introduce students to the art of video creation. The guide is available for free download at www.fourdirectionsschool.org/eagles/htm. Each unit covers core components of video arts learning. It is recommended that when first utilizing the curriculum, each of the following units be presented in order.

Unit One:

Course Introduction

Unit Two:

Camera & Tripod Operation

Unit Three:

Equipment Care & Protocols

Unit Four:

The Language of Video

Unit Five:

Introduction to Critical Viewing

Unit Six:

Introduction to Sound

Unit Seven:

The Art of the Interview

Unit Eight:

Turning Ideas Into Action

Unit Nine:

Production in Action

Unit Ten:

Introduction to Editing


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