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A conference to encourage K-12 educators to rethink the notion of what literacy is and how it can best be taught in the digital media age.

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Thursday, May 11 • 09:00 - 16:00
Visual Literacy: Cinematic Storytelling with Mobile Devices in the Classroom [TICKETED EVENT]

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In this hands-on session, learn how to create video stories using your mobile device. The session will prepare you to integrate video storytelling into your classes and empower your students to tell compelling multimedia stories.  We will cover elements of story, differences between video and text-based storytelling, cinematography and sound basics, interview skills, how to edit using iMovie for iOS, distributing student work and more.  We will also discuss sample lessons and best practices for integrating video stories into all subject areas and grade levels.

Participants should come to the session with an iPad or iPhone with the latest version of iMovie installed.


  • Why cinematic storytelling?
  • Differences between video and traditional texts
  • 5 minute film school
  • iMovie Tutorial
  • Hands-on project 1
  • Review projects
  • Interview skills
  • Hands-on project 2
  • Ethics, copyright, safety and digital citizenship
  • Sample Lessons and Best Practices
  • Assessment and grading


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Michael Hernandez

Educator speaker and author
With nearly two decades of experience, Michael brings practical classroom knowledge to bear when developing innovative teaching and learning strategies, and helping others do the same in their schools. His goal is to empower students and teachers to affect positive change in the... Read More →

Thursday May 11, 2017 09:00 - 16:00
Conference Centre Rooms 5&6 High School and Administration Block, Level 4

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