Description and main aims

Draft proposed program

This course is an innovation because it’s the fusion of two learning pathways which we crossed to make one unique course more functional and useful. 

It combines the Media Education basics and Video Making.

Media Education is already known by teachers. Now it is more trendy to say MIL (Media and Information Literacy) to teach teachers and students to be more media literate and attentive to information, fake news and dangerous risks coming from the net. 

More than ever, young people are bombarded with information, and it can be difficult to discern the real from the fake, or the important from the trivial. Over the past 10 years the news media has changed dramatically from traditional print to digital – and social media has changed the world. As students become ever more connected they need to be informed, be more aware and able to face what they expect to all in the next future with the information sector. 

Video Making or digital Storytelling are very trendy and popular now, thanks to many new professions born in the digital era connected with social media, marketing and digital content production. According to the actual digital transformation happening, it’s recognized that videos are a very powerful tool to teach, to educate and to involve. Nowadays, kids and youngsters have to be considered a kind of addicted to videos and youtubers fans. The risk of becoming clinically addicted is true but, at the same time, young generations have to become more aware about how a video can be created, for professional and educational purposes. Included, many teachers have become youtuber, bloggers, video makers with public channels of social pages where they become famous and they share what they are able to create to teach and to change methods and perspectives in education. 

Storytelling has always been a significant part of history, but the means through which the stories have been told has evolved with each civilization. From the oral histories presented by bards in ancient courts, to the works of scribes during the Renaissance, to newspapers, CNN, and now the Internet, personal narrative has been used to communicate the events of the past. Digital storytelling now combines tradition with technology and allows students to tell stories through voice, text, images, audio, and video.

Digital stories allow students to take a linear series of events and turn them into a multidimensional experience. It encourages them to communicate, collaborate, and research as well as to infuse media into the process. A plethora of tools and apps exist to create these projects, and all of them enable students to gain a deeper understanding of history as they explore the most effective way to retell it.

Digital storytelling for all is a training designed for all who want to deepen knowledge about audiovisual content creation.

Storytelling is a meaningful tool that can be used in the classroom to engage student learning as well as to enhance the expression of views, stimulate creativity, critical thinking and reflections on social issues. 

Storytelling for all is an experience created with the main aim to offer a practical approach to learn how to create an audiovisual product in its 3 main phases: pre production, production and postproduction. With this course we will cover the practical aspects of planning shoots, capturing shots, editing and publishing online to the worldwide audience. 

"Video art is a contemporary art form that deals with everyday issues, problems, dilemmas, wishes, and focuses mainly on human existence and experience. Video as a medium in artists´ hands has the ability to connect identity, experiences and knowledge through the arrangement and management of images, text and sound into a work of art. As a technology tool it has the capacity to capture learners´ interest and connect school life with everyday world, since video is already a significant part of their life in many forms (e.g. through television, internet, video games, mobile phones)".

Programme structure will cross the different areas of video-production and video concept focused on teachers and educators jobs related to the work in the classroom.

 

Target group

Teachers can be any kind of teacher working in a public or private school or educational institutions.

As all our programs, the present one is flexible and adaptable to special requests, depending on the subject taught or on the starting level of the participant. 

Furthermore, in line with the JUMP Academy method, our courses are based on a strategic balance between formal and non formal education, indoor and outdoor education and the team takes care of a very important aspect of international mobility which is the intercultural learning which we develop with short excursions and facilitating the interaction with local partners, businesses and citizens of our territory. Each local context has its own economy so it’s always useful, in training programs, to get in contact with concrete examples (experiential learning and real based learning). 

We always try to connect our learners to local teachers and students to cooperate in developing innovation and networking for future projects. If possible, inside the program, a morning is spent inside a local school, visiting, observing and cooperating in the realization of one or more lessons. The proposed program JUMP works, in European dimension and with international spirit, at local level and, according to the period of the training along the year and the weather, it is possible to change some sessions and add visits and meetings, in cooperation with our network of partners including schools involved in European projects).

Training modules

1) Module 1: The actual scenario of the use of video making in communication and in education. Media Education and MIL. Connection with videos and digital storytelling. Video making basics and the storyboard. 

2) Module 2: Different tools, different goals, different qualities in video making. Students from content beneficiaries to content creators. 

3) Module 3: Starting the practical workshop of Video Making. Different types of shootings and techniques.

4) Module 4: Audio Production in video making

5) Module 5: Organizing the materials and planning the video. Videos for an educational purpose. Video Skills in action. Outdoor part. 

6) Module 6: Working on video production. Teamwork and creativity to learn together Videomaking@school 

Program

Sunday: arrival of participants, welcome by the B&B, social dinner, free time and relax.

Monday: 09:00 - 12:00 first briefing by organizers, presentation of the team, logistics of the local context, program overview and changes, moving to the city center. Outdoor team building game “The Mission Impossible in Soverato by JUMP”. Getting to know the Cultural Heritage of Calabria region. 

12:00 - 13:00 lesson. Introduction to Module 1: The actual scenario of the use of video making in communication and in education. Media Education and MIL. Connection with videos and digital storytelling. Video making basics and the storyboard. 

13:00 - 14:30 lunch break

14:30 - 17:30 lesson. Module 2: Different tools, different goals, different qualities in video making. Students from content beneficiaries to content creators. 

Tuesday: 09:30 - 13:00 lesson. Module 3: Starting the practical workshop of Video Making. Different types of shootings and techniques.

13:00 - 14:30 lunch break

14:30 - 17:30 lesson. Module 4: Audio Production in video making

Wednesday: 09:30 - 13:00 lesson. Module 5: Organizing the materials and planning the video. Videos for an educational purpose. Video Skills in action. Outdoor part. 

13:00 - 14:30 lunch break

14:30 - 17:30 lesson. Module 6: Working on video production. Teamwork and creativity to learn together Videomaking@school 

Thursday: 09:30 - 13:00 lesson. Continuation of the module 6

13:00 - 14:30 lunch break

14:30 - 17:30 lesson. Outdoor part. Closing videos within the evening

Friday: 09:30 - 13:00 lesson. Final competition among participant: the JUMP Oscar prize 

13:00 - 14:30 lunch break

14:30 - 17:30 Outdoor excursion to an old village on the coast in Calabria.

Saturday: 09:30 - 12:00 lesson. Closing the course: Evaluation and delivery of certificates, checking the Learning Mobility Agreements and administrative receipts. In the afternoon of Saturday afternoon, or free time or proposed  ​Intercultural activities or an excursion "Discovering Calabrian old towns and traditions". Final social dinner among participants. 

Certification and number of days

JUMP certifies or 36 hours for 6 days course (6*6) or more if needed adding extra hours per day. Or 30 hours for a 5 days course (6*5). 

The course can be also extended to a 2 weeks course with the options 10 days or 12 days course if asked and agreed, depending on the project of the sending organization. 

10 days are excluded the weekend (5+5), 12 days are from Monday to Saturday morning (6+6). 

At the end of the training, JUMP delivers a formal certificate of attendance and the team is at disposal to fill the Europass certification document according to the EU model template and other needed documents for reporting of the sending institution. 

 

Costs: the cost is fully covered by the Erasmus grant. Write to associazionejump@gmail.com to ask for information on costs and the services provided to plan your mobility project in Soverato with JUMP. 

PLAN YOUR SESSION

JUMP organises a training every month of the year excluded in the Christmas period.

If you're a writing a KA1 project, please, plan the most suitable period for you and your team starting from the 1st of July every year and then, when you will know if your project is approved, we will write each other and we will confirm dates and sessions planning together. If you prefer to write and you need a formal confirmation, please write to associazionejump@gmail.com