Are you taking your students on a museum field trip this year? Today, we are happy to present the perfect piece of media to help prepare students for a visit to an art museum.
This film project was produced in partnership with the de Young Museum and their teen ambassador program, and expertly shot and edited by the youth production company at the Bay Area Video Coalition, The Factory.
In the Bay Area, there are many arts organizations that welcome student groups and often provide free admission and tours, including the de Young Museum, the Oakland Museum of California, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Asian Art Museum, the Walt Disney Family Museum, the Cartoon Art Museum, the Asian Art Museum, the Berkeley Art Museum, the de Saisset Museum in Santa Clara, the San Jose Museum of Art, and many more.
Last week, KQED co-presented a workshop at the Digital Media and Learning Conference here in San Francisco about the youth media network that we recently initiated. BAYMN (Bay Area Youth Media Network, pronounced BAM!) is comprised of over 16 organizations with the common goal of working with youth in media production to build civic engagement. The founding organizations, KQED, San Francisco Film Society (SFFS), Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC), TILT at Ninth Street Independent Film Center, and the California Academy of Sciences gave a brief overview of the collaborative work of our organizations and an explanation of our process, mission, goals, and outcomes.
The Bay Area Youth Media Network is a consortium of nonprofit organizations that believe in the power of media (film, music, radio, photography, web and technology) as a means to engage youth voice, self-expression and empowerment and to inspire social change. As like-minded organizations in the youth media field, we are able to tap into the rich potential of our collective resources and our expertise as educators working to define an alternative, media-based education for youth.
Identify, create and support a regional Youth Advisory Board
Create an online platform that showcases vested media organizations, resources and youth produced work
Present an annual youth media festival with live, online and broadcast components
The workshop then switched gears as we turned the focus over to participants who were asked to form into groups and work through the challenge of developing citywide, media-based collaborations of their own, with the goal of creating connected learning opportunities that are both relevant and valuable to the end users: youth.
Write a short rhyme about a childhood dream or ambition.
"The written word can be poured into any vessel. I do it now. It’s poured into video, into a painting, into a public-domain practice. It’s the idea that holds it together for me."
- Mark Bradford on Art:21
On February 16th at SFMOMA, teens from the Bay Area Unity Music Project (BUMP) did a performance in response to the artwork of Mark Bradford, who has a new exhibition opening at the museum on February 18. His large-scale collages are made from recycled paper items such as signs found on the streets of his native Los Angeles.
Bradford also makes films, which he's been doing since he was a kid with a Super 8 camera. Watch this Art:21 video where he talks about a time when he had big plans to project his movies on the clouds, and how his friends were behind him whether the dream panned out or not.
Tweet a quick rhyme about a childhood dream of yours. You only have 140 characters. Make it a good one! For inspiration, check out students from BUMP records laying down beats on KQED's Spark.
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ITVS, KQED, SFFS and BAVC present: Media Innovators in Education
The Bay Area is rich in media creators and technologists and a hot bed of media innovation in the classroom. The area's leading non-profit media organizations are coming together to honor educators in our community who are using media to enhance learning in new ways.
Join us for a showcase of exciting educational media being created and used in the Bay Area. You'll hear from educators who are doing cool things with media and find out about the unique educational media resources each organization has to offer.
We'll provide wine, hors d'oeuvres, media demos and goodie bags chock full o' free media resources for you to start off the school year.
A mixer and show-and-tell for educators who want to teach with media (or already do)
Thursday, September 8
2948 16th Street
Annelise Wunderlich at annelise_wunderlich@ITVS.org