Paul Allison was so inspired by George Mayo’s “conversation” at Educon 2.4 the last weekend of January http://educon24.org/conversations/Empowering_Students_Through_Documentary_Filmmaking that we invited him and his filmmaking colleague, Joel Malley to join us for this episode of Teachers Teaching Teachers. (Please subscribe: http://teachersteachingteachers.org/?feed=rss2 )
George and Joel talk about their work with students making student-directed documentaries on self-chosen topics. Scott Shelhart also joins to ask questions from an elementary school teacher’s perspective and to show us a couple of videos made by George’s middle school students and Joel’s high school students.
A video by George Mayo’s students, describing a current project – in the podcast at 21:21
A video by Joel Malley’s students – in the podcast at 38:03
Monika Hardy has a few reflections toward the end of this webcast as well. And if that’s not enough, we are also joined by Brian Paccione who will be working with Paul Allison in April on a documentary video project to add to the education videos in the MyBlockNYC project http://myblocknyc.com/#/video/id/424
Brian created this Web site and project with friends and he currently serves as the education director for MyBlockNYC.