Eureka Springs EAST Creates Anti-Bullying Videos

   

Eureka Springs EAST Creates Anti-Bullying Videos
8/14/2013 4:36:58 PM

Students put grant-provided equipment and training to good use and pass on skills to younger students.

The Eureka Springs High School EAST Program with funding from the “Enhancing Education Through Technology” (EETT) Replication grant from the Southeast Arkansas Education Service Cooperative created a series of anti-bullying videos for local schools.

After video production training held in Little Rock, EAST students used grant-provided video equipment and supplies and conducted a one-week video camp for elementary and middle school students selected from local schools. EAST students Josh, Keaton, Tillian and Travis taught the young students how to create scripts, film and edit anti-bullying Public Service Announcement (PSAs). At the end of the week, parents, teachers and community leaders were treated to an Open House that displayed all the completed videos, had a great food spread, and demonstrated how the EAST Program serves the community.

After submitting the complete anti-bullying PSAs to the Southeast Cooperative, the EAST received a special surprise from Karen Eoff, the Cooperative’s Director. With ten other EAST Programs, the Eureka Springs EAST students “did an outstanding job with (the) Tech Camps for Kids … as viewed by (the) videos sent to the Southeast Co-operative”. The Eureka Springs Video Camp was a good example of “outstanding practice of using technology with students”. T

The Southeast Arkansas Education Service Cooperative received an "Enhancing Education Through Technology" (EETT) Grant from the Arkansas Department of Education to effectively replicate the technology integration professional development project "Technology Camps for Kids" that was started by the Southeast Cooperative several years ago.

The Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT) Program was established as part of the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Under this program, the Arkansas Department of Education awards federally-funded grants to eligible local entities and consortiums. The purpose of this competitive EETT grant is to improve student academic achievement through the effective integration of technology. It is also designed to assist every student, regardless of race, ethnicity, income,geographical location, or disability, in becoming technologically literate. EETT grants emphasize the effective integration of technology resources with professional development to promote research-based instructional methods that can be widely replicated.

The Eureka Springs High School EAST Program is an elective high school class that encourages students to use high-end technologies to solve community problems. To learn more about the EAST Program and how you can support it and its students, please email EAST Program Facilitator

Mila Lynne Floro at mlfloro@es.k12.ar.us, or, call (479) 253-8875.

 

 

Photo: After video production training held in Little Rock, EAST students used grant-provided video equipment and supplies and conducted a video camp for elementary and middle school students selected from local schools. EAST students Josh, Keaton, Tillian and Travis taught the young students how to create scripts, film and edit anti-bullying Public Service Announcement (PSAs).

 

Photo: At the end of the week-long video camp, parents, teachers and community leaders were treated to an Open House that displayed all the completed videos, had a great food spread, and demonstrated how the EAST Program serves the community.

 

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