Utah Film Center Statewide Education Programming: School Year 2017-18

Utah Film Center’s Education programs introduce students and teachers to the power of film as a teaching resource and improves students’ media literacy through film screenings, discussions, workshops, and classroom lessons that will increase student engagement, comprehension, and critical thinking while supporting core curriculum requirements for arts education.

This school year our Media Education team is is presenting free opportunities through out the state for teacher professional development, in-classroom presentations, and field trips.  Learn more about the classes and activities offered below.

SHIFT Digital Media Arts Teacher Professional Development

Big Screen Science: Fostering Science Inquiry Through Filmmaking (Salt Lake City)

An 8-month grant-funded professional development initiative to train STEM educators (grades 4-12) how to facilitate the production of student-produced PSA, instructional and documentary videos aimed to deepen content learning, enhance STEM literacy and excite students about science and potential STEM careers.

  • Date: July 31 & August 1, 2017 (8:30am-4:30pm)
  • Sept. 29, 2017 (8:30am-12:30pm); Jan. 26, 2018 (1:00-5:00pm); Mar. 2, 2018 (8:30am-12:30pm)
  • Venue: Natural History Museum of Utah 301 Wakara Way, SLC / Salt Lake Community College -1575 S State Street, SLC

 

Filmmaking in the Classroom (Provo)

Registration open to Provo City School District teachers grades 4-12 all subject areas until workshop begins.

To Register: contact Education Director Suzi Montgomery smontgomery@utahfilmcenter.org

A 2-day grant-funded filmmaking workshop, training educators how to integrate technology and filmmaking into their content instruction. Participants learn the fundamentals of cinematography, work in teams to produce short films, share ideas for classroom planning and integration, and learn how to use the process of filmmaking as an effective learning tool that motivates and inspires students.

 

Filmmaking in the Classroom (Southeastern Utah)

Registration open until workshop begins

A 2-day grant-funded filmmaking workshop, training grades 4-12 educators from all subject areas how to integrate technology and filmmaking into their content instruction. Participants learn the fundamentals of cinematography, work in teams to produce short films, share ideas for classroom planning and integration, and learn how to use the process of filmmaking as an effective learning tool that motivates and inspires students.

  • Date: October 3 & 4, 2017 (8:30am-4:00pm)
  • Venue: Little Theater (@Spartan Center) Emery High -975 N Center, Castle Dale, Utah

 

Filmmaking in the Classroom (Northern Utah)

Registration Open until workshop begins

A 2-day grant-funded filmmaking workshop, training educators how to integrate technology and filmmaking into their content instruction. Participants learn the fundamentals of cinematography, work in teams to produce short films, share ideas for classroom planning and integration, and learn how to use the process of filmmaking as an effective learning tool that motivates and inspires students.

  • Date: November 7 & 8, 2017  (8:00am-3:00pm)
  • Venue: PDC West (Professional Development Center) – 2nd Floor Kendell Building, Davis District Offices -70 E 100 N, Farmington, Utah

 

Learning in Focus: The Essentials of Filmmaking in the Classroom (Orem)

A teacher professional development initiative introducing K-6 Arts Leadership teachers to the essential skills required to begin integrating the art of filmmaking in the classroom. This 15-hour primer workshop series is designed around core media arts standards providing teachers with a strong foundation of the filmmaking process and the tools necessary to confidently integrate it across multiple curriculum areas.  Each workshop will incrementally build towards developing a pedagogical skill set demonstrating how this form of digital storytelling can be both an impactful teaching and learning instructional strategy.

  • Date: October 11; October 25; November 1, 2017; January 31;  February 7, 2018 (4:30pm-7:30pm)
  • Venue: Mountain View High School -665 Center St, Orem, UT

 

The Essentials of Filmmaking in the Classroom (Salt Lake City)

This 3-hour introductory workshop shows educators how to design breakthrough media arts experiences that reignite a young person’s passion for learning. As part of the workshop, we demonstrate how to start the filmmaking process in the classroom that includes doing a scaffolding activity, showing educators some of our favorite digital storytelling resources and sharing compelling student-produced work to inspire classroom integration and youth creativity and expression.

  • Date: March 3 (9:00am-12:00pm)
  • Venue: Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center – 138 W Broadway, SLC, Utah

 

Film Spark: Documentaries Worth Discussing

A documentary collection with accompanying study guides for grades 6-12 to initiate meaningful classroom discussions and activities around topics relevant to young people today. This is an accredited program available to teachers to use in the classroom. For your school to receive a manual, contact Education Coordinator Leslie Means- lmeans@utahfilmcenter.org  and plan to attend one of the following workshops:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018: Brigham City, Ut (12pm-4pm)
  • Saturday, March 3, 2018: Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, Salt Lake City (1pm-5pm)
  • Tuesday, March 6, 2018: Whitehorse High School- Montezuma Creek, Ut (8:30am-12:30pm)
  • Wednesday, March 7, 2018: Star Hall – Moab, Ut (8:30am-12:30pm)

 

In Your Classroom

The In Your Classroom program helps students develop the habits of inquiry and skills of expression to competently apply literacy skills to media and technology.

Behind the Animation

A professional animator leads students grades 3-12 through the creative process of making an animated film.

  • Touring Salt Lake and surrounding area classrooms – August 2017 – June 2018
  • Touring southeastern Utah classrooms – Oct. 2-5, 2017
  • Touring northern Utah classrooms – Jan. 22-26, 2018

Real to Reel

An interactive classroom presentation for grades 4-8 that focuses on media literacy skills and shows students the power of voice and artistic expression of documentary film.

  • Touring Salt Lake and surrounding area classrooms – October 2017 – June 2018
  • Touring northern Utah classrooms – Nov. 6-10, 2017
  • Touring southeastern Utah classrooms – March 5-9, 2018

 

Tumbleweeds Festival Field Trips (Salt Lake City)

Offering free film screenings for youth at prominent venues, accompanied by a director or professional artist-led Q & A and study guides to promote critical thinking and give students a film festival experience.

The Mars Generation

Screenings:

  • Viridian: Sept. 20 (9:00am & 12:15pm)
  • Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center: Sept. 21 (9:15am & 12:00pm), Sept. 22 (9:15am)

Spring Film Titles TBA

Screenings:

  • Viridian: Feb. 28 (times TBD)
  • Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center: March 1, March 2 (times TBD)

 

 

MAJOR FUNDING PROVIDED BY

POPS connects professional arts organizations’ education programs with schools, teachers, and administrators across the state. Our unified goal is to provide critical arts learning experiences with professional artists for students and teachers, an effort that supports the state’s core arts standards and presents equalized arts education opportunities to all Utah schools.