Professional Development in The Moving Image
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Introduction To THe Moving Image Blueprint Professional development
The Office of the Arts and Special Projects provides citywide professional development in the implementation of the Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts. Professional development sessions are led by master teachers—outstanding public school arts teachers identified by the DOE—and teaching artists—professional artists from local cultural organizations. During these sessions, teachers explore the five Blueprint strands of arts education, and learn strategies for lesson plan building and engaging children in the arts. Teachers participate in hands-on projects, allowing them to directly apply the lessons learned at training sessions to their classrooms. The Office of Arts and Special Projects also supplies teachers with toolkits containing materials to implement these projects in the classroom.

Connected Classrooms: The Moving Image Professional Development Workshop Series

On behalf of the Mayor’s Office for Media and Entertainment, Tribeca Film Institute, the Arts Office and our gracious host Columbia Teachers College, we hope you join us for the third of our Professional Development offerings for the 2013-14 school year:

Sharing and Creating Audiences
Date: Thursday, May 22, 2014
Time: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Columbia Teachers College, 525 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10027
Online Registration: Click here to register by Tuesday, May 20

Participants will attend two 90 minute skills-building breakout session during the workshop day. Please read the below class descriptions. You will be asked to rank your session preference on the online registration form. While we cannot guarantee that participants will be assigned into their first choice sessions, we will do our best to honor your preferences. All sessions will address and align with the Blueprint for the Moving Image, CCLS and Citywide Instructional Expectations. 

#1 Social Media 101: 
A crash course in different social media tools including blogging, that enable students and teachers to create platforms for sharing work and engaging audiences. Participants will gain hands-on experience in working with different tools, examine the possibilities of documenting their students process through social media, and examine curation. Smart phones are encouraged.

#2 Building On-line Audiences & Encouraging Strategic Dialogue:
How can we encourage and entice broad audiences for student work across the myriad of social media networks, in particular film projects that have strong social justice undertones? This workshop will feature three recent case studies where strategic use of social media language and tools such as posts, hyperlinks, and hashtags were used to create rapid-fire on-line discussion and response. Participants will also get an opportunity to create a real-time "trending" campaign and discuss innovative methods by which to process on-line discussions with students. Smart phones are encouraged.

#3 Audio as Character: 
Given that audio is the element often neglected in student filmmaking, this workshop will focus on the role of audio and best practices for quality production values. The workshop will look at audio tools, programs and techniques, and participants will produce a short audio based project. Smart phones are encouraged.

#4 Cutting Trailers for Audience Development
The movie trailer is an important tool for teaching students how to edit and for getting the word out about your students' films. This workshop will look at how we can use trailers to target different audiences for your students work including their peers, parents, and community stakeholders, etc. Participants will gain hands-on experience cutting multiple trailers with pre-selected footage based on target audiences. 

Questions? Please contact Flonia Telegrafi at with all workshop-related inquiries.

Past Workshops

Session I
Wednesday January 22nd, 2014
Location: Made in NY Media Center by IFP, 30 John Street, Brooklyn, NY

Session I workshop studios included digital storyboarding, "Movie in a Day", stop animation and non-linear storytelling.

Please see the short video from this session.

Blueprint for the Moving Image Professional Development Workshop - Connected Classrooms from Tribeca Film Institute on Vimeo.

Session II: Exploring Digital & Physical Space
Date: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Location: Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria, NY

Session II workshop studios included portrait photography, geolocative narratives, interactive documentaries and movement and cinematography.

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