Cyber Film School in the Classroom

CASE STUDY No. 1 

“As we come to the end of our school year, we look back at the memories…On Film! ūüėúBecause we just completed 3 short films in our first year of the Cyber Film School Program at Sts’ailes Community School!”

~ Adam Palmer, instructor, June 2017

Cyber Film School teacher Adam Palmer combs rock face

¬†Mountain trekker Adam Palmer Adam never taught a film course before this year. He heads an outdoor exploration program for ‘at-risk’ eighth-to-twelfth graders. It instills confidence and teamwork, but not all are athletic. They do, however, share videos with equal passion.

Fueled by¬†his own passion for the subject, Adam adopted Cyber Film School for iPad as the spine of the school‚Äôs inaugural film course. Every week, he studied a¬†chapter, did its iPad exercises at home then shared with his students.¬†‚ÄúWe all¬†learn together,‚ÄĚ he says.

Child and adult actors in school film

As a First Nations school, the class film project retells an ancient legend. The class recruited community elders to advise and craft traditional set pieces, props, masks, and wardrobe. Students worked on every aspect.

Student actors run in film scene

Adam cites the experience as the best of experiential learning with community involvement,¬†‚ÄúOutside of sports, I‚Äôve never seen such teamwork and¬†esteem building.‚ÄĚ At one time¬†labeled ‚Äėunteachable,‚Äô these teens have become esteemed storytellers.

 

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