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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Media Arts for Elementary Classrooms 2.0 Supporting ELLs Series

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Media Arts for Elementary Classrooms 2.0 Supporting ELLs Series


In the Media Arts for Elementary Classrooms 2.0, we will focus on adding English Language Development (ELD) strategies to media arts integration professional learning. This series is designed for TK-6 teachers and 7-12 teachers looking to integrate media arts and ELD strategies into their classrooms.

Since the adoption of the California Arts Standards for Public Schools and the California Arts Education Framework for Public Schools, there is a need for practical introduction to Media Arts at the elementary level. Students are learning at home and school. They are on devices while consuming, creating, and sharing media. Educators are eager to develop media skills to support student content that is both current and standards-aligned. Media Arts is a natural fit to the modern elementary classroom where students can express their voice and ideas in creative ways.

Session One: Media Arts 2.0 Overview – Understand the structure of the California Arts Standards and Arts Education Framework for Media Arts. Learn about the EL Roadmap and ELD Framework. This session will lay the groundwork for the next three hands-on sessions. Presented by Jeannine Flores, Arts & STEAM Coordinator and the Center for Distance and Online Learning team.

Session Two: Media Arts 2.0: Photography – A picture is worth a thousand words! How can photography support ELD, literacy, and student voice? Participants will gain skills and confidence integrating photography into their TK-6 classrooms. This session will be presented by experts from LA’s own Las Fotos Project.

Session Three: Media Arts 2.0: Video Production – Get hands on by practicing video production skills to enhance learning with experts from public media stations, KQED and PBS SoCal. Participants will gain new skills for supporting video production projects that can help bring real world learning to life in TK-6 classrooms.

Session Four: Media Arts 2.0: Audio Recording – Jostin Grimes, Education Specialist from Soundtrap for Education by Spotify, will take you through the process of constructing and developing audio and music recording using the features within Soundtrap. This art form will provide students with a platform to share their voices, create expressive stories, and collaborate with their peers. Participants will leave with valuable strategies, resources, and skills to implement into their TK-6 classrooms.

4 Sessions August 5, September 2, October 7, November 4

3:00-5:00pm Online

This series is made possible through a partnership with CDOL and CCSESA Creativity at the Core Module 23.

Learn more HERE