Media specialists take projects to the next (national) level

We send out our congratulations to all the APS media specialists who sponsored projects and judged at the Georgia Student Media Festival (GSMF) held Friday (April 30) at the Clayton County Professional Learning Center. According to APS Media Coordinator Warren Goetzel, APS had a record year at the festival, with 56 entries from across the district. Also, Goetzel tells us, 16 of the projects scored 96 or higher (another all-time high), which makes them eligible for the International Student Media Festival (ISMF) being held Oct. 28-30 in Anaheim, Calif.

Qualified media specialists can go online and register their project(s) prior to May 28 at http://www.ismf.net/submit-entries.

APS media specialists are no strangers to the competition. D.H. Stanton’s Brenda Street has sponsored student projects that have won  at the ISMF the previous two years, while Toomer’s Shaneene Fannin sponsored a student project that won at the ISMF three years ago.

Georgia Student Media Festival

The purpose of the festival is to stimulate student interest and involvement in all types of media production. This is accomplished by providing an opportunity for students to show their work to an interested audience, to have their work critiqued by a panel of expert judges, and to be stimulated by the work of other students.

Here is the list of the qualifying entries, after the jump …

North Atlanta High: Sheila Howard (teacher), “La Routine Quotidienne de Mary Beth”; Cinthia Moreno (producer), live action. Sheila Howard (teacher), “French Routine of My Day”; Blaine Dollar (producer), live action.
Grady High: Joe Hirsch (teacher), “Arson at Paideia School’s ‘Mother Goose’ Building; Kathleen Quillian (producer), live action.
B.E.S.T. Academy: Kellye Carter (teacher), “Beauty is … Trees”; Navarius Dawson (producer), sequential stills (with audio). Kellye Carter (teacher), “Beauty is … JOY”; Jaquez Ward, sequential stills (with audio).
King Middle: Kalisha George (teacher), “Civil Rights Legend John Lewis”; Quadarius Richardson (producer), sequential stills (with audio). Kalisha George (teacher), “A Civil Rights Icon: Daisy Bates”; Sydnee Evans (producer), sequential stills (with audio).
D. H. Stanton Elementary: Brenda Street (teacher), “Don’t Hesitate! Tessellate!”; Derricka Jones, Shykeria Meriweather (producers), sequential stills (with audio). Brenda Street (teacher), “The Inuit: People of the Artic”; Tanesheia Arnold, Raygan Headrick (producers), sequential stills (with audio). Brenda Street (teacher), “Countdown to Meltdown”; Imani Bostic, Derrick Pullins (producers), sequential stills (with audio).
Gideons Elementary: Veronica Jordan (teacher), “Digital Video Journal of Atlanta Flood 2009”; Keniya Isham and Carmia Chilsom (producers), live action.
Centennial Place Elementary: Jilene Murray (teacher), “Natural Disaster”; Lauren Bailey (producer), sequential stills (with audio).
Cook Elementary: Zenobia Johnson (teacher), “The Life Cycle of a Butterfly”; Niya Anderson (producer), sequential stills (with audio).
Dunbar Elementary: Keri Sims and Oreta Taylor (teachers), “National Government”; Alexus Baskerville (producer), sequential stills (with audio).
Mary Lin Elementary: Kerri Mercer (teacher), “Babe Ruth”; Hannah Stockdale, Braden Pressmen, Elijah Coons, Nyla Swain (producers), Web site.
W.T. Jackson Elementary: Theresa King and Brooke Eagle (teachers), “Jane Goodall”; Rebecca Barshay (producer), sequential stills (with audio).

About the Georgia Student Media Festival: The purpose of the festival is to stimulate student interest and involvement in all types of media production. This is accomplished by providing an opportunity for students to show their work to an interested audience, to have their work critiqued by a panel of expert judges, and to be stimulated by the work of other students.

What is the International Student Media Festival? The International Student Media Festival celebrates outstanding classroom media projects. Students and teachers from kindergarten through college are honored in a three-day event that includes workshops, screenings of winning entries, and an awards ceremony. It has now grown to be one of the oldest and largest events of its kind. ISMF has been sponsored since 1974 by the Association for Educational Communications & Technology (AECT), a non-profit organization improving instruction through technology.

Why Celebrate Student Produced Media? Student media projects such as live action video, website design, animation and photography foster learning across the curriculum. At the elementary and junior high school levels, reading comprehension, writing skills and math facilities are developed. In addition to those areas, high school and college students increase their abilities to plan, analyze, and interpret results. Cooperation and leadership flourish where student media is encouraged.

Student created media, through its involvement in the world of computers, video, sound, and photography, is a proven avenue to increasing student participation in the classroom learning environment. State and National educational standards are met and surpassed in the exciting atmosphere of creativity cultivated through the use of student media projects. Future academic and employment opportunities increase in relationship to the rise in technological proficiency.

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