Ms Corsello: As a technology elective teacher at Emerson Middle School, I teach over 400 6th, 7th, and 8th graders a year. In two of my classes, Multimedia Magic and Broadcasting, students are able to choose from a variety of short video project assignments. I’ve found great value in providing my students with an authentic audience by publishing their video projects on my teacher YouTube channel, https://youtube.com/MsCorsello. Many of the videos also make it onto our live video announcements, which airs on Fridays during homeroom.
My goal is to engage and empower learners by providing student choice (see the learning menu and choice board linked above). One of the projects that students can choose to create is an environmental public service announcement. There are over 30 videos ranging from recycling misconceptions to deforestation in the Environmental PSA playlist. These videos serve as a tool to inform the community about environmental issues and persuade them to take action.
My students and I have teamed up with Go Green Park Ridge to spread the word about various initiatives. In the spring 2019, Amy Bartucci visited my classroom to inform us about GGPR’s Straws Literally Upon Request Policy (#SLURP) initiative. Students worked in groups to create promotional videos to be shown during D64’s Go Green Week April 15-19th. In the fall, a broadcasting class news team filmed an interview with GGPR’s mother and daughter team, Catherine and Annie McDonough, in our digital media lab on the essential question, “What impact would a ban on plastic straws have on the ecosystem?”. We look forward to continuing our relationship with GGPR - when we work together we can have a greater impact!
Go Green Park Ridge YouTube Videos