AND THE OLYMPIANS:
The Lightning Thief
FREE Online Summer Book and Movie Club
Join Our Online Club:
• Reading The Lightning Thief
• Online Message Board Discussions
• Streaming the Movie
• Live Panel Discussions with Lightning Thief Experts
• Create a Radio Play of one of the Book Scenes
STARTS: JULY 23
TK1 2021-2 In-School Programs
updated November 16, 2021
TAOS, NM — TK1 now has a robust set of in-school programs, as a consequence of our successful Customized Classroom Initiative. Every classroom has its own challenges and media needs. TK1 staff work directly with teachers across northern NM to design an approach that satisfies specific and tailored learning objectives.
Current in-school programs include (with several others under active discussion and planning):
- A year-long documentary film process for all students at Moreno Valley High School (Angel Fire, NM). In groups of five, students are learning how to create a documentary story, how to operate cameras and conduct interviews, how to assume different roles on a film set (from producer to director), how to edit, and ultimately how to disseminate their work.
- A year-long project at the Taos Pueblo Day School to build a Sound Studio, and then teach and inspire students to use audio as a major story-telling means. This will result in podcasts, radio skills and etiquette, and connecting with other student-run radio enthusiasts around the country and globe.
- A series of five-block workshops on digital media arts at Taos High School, including photo essays, photojournalism, documentary production (in French and Spanish), and much more.
- A series of photography and photojournalism workshops at Vista Grande High School, which will lead into instruction on Yearbook Creation in early 2022.
A letter from our Board of Directors
We are about to experience the full impact of the measures taken by the authorities to limit the spread of COVID 19.
As disquieting as the pandemic is and as disruptive as the need to social distance will be, it has also revealed the need for distance learning and the holes in our community where both technology and the means to deliver it are lacking. Fortunately our community, in full response mode, has Kit Carson Broadband, True Kids 1, and the Municipal Schools collaborating to compile an inventory of computers and broadband access, to identify what is needed and by whom, so as to ensure equity in the delivery of home schooling to the children in our community.
LOR foundation has committed to help fill the computer gap and Adobe have committed to making its suite of products available for free for the duration of the crisis. This moment represents an opportunity for teachers to utilize technology which will enable them to support online student learning. It will also enable students to remain engaged with their studies and be exposed to technology and tools which will stand them in good stead both academically and vocationally.
The tools which will be deployed will still encourage the evolution of critical thinking and collaboration amongst students. You will be at the forefront of this pioneering endeavor working closely with teachers, workshop mentors, Adobe support and other resources to support online student learning.
This is extremely important work which you will be undertaking in the coming weeks and months, for which we your Board of Directors and the community at large are extremely grateful and proud of the service you provide.
Please be safe and follow all the appropriate public health protocols. With the fondest regards,
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