FULL CIRCLE CINEMA FOR SCHOOLS

The Alexander Valley Film Society’s Full Circle Cinema program offers media literacy and video production skills training for schools. With this program, teachers can integrate media arts education into core classes to leverage existing curricula or take advantage of standalone classes designed to enhance class projects.

TO SET UP A SESSION OR FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE EMAIL TESS MCHAFFIE, PROJECT MANAGER, OR CALL 707.893.7150.


NEW TOOL: ROLL IN THE AV CART!

If you’re a teacher or parent conducting distance learning, you deserve a break! This new feature from AVFS offers a free film for students to view outside of class as well as the option for synchronous discussion with a subject-area expert during one or more virtual class sessions. The experts will discuss the film and thematic issues.

For more information, or to schedule your AV Cart, please contact Tess McHaffie at tess.mchaffie[at]avfilmsociety.org.

(Notes: We ask for a minimum of 10 students in a class to schedule an expert. We have hotspots to distribute if students cannot access the internet at home.)

HERE’S WHAT’S “PLAYING” IN 2021:

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STUDENT TESTIMONIALS


ADDITIONAL CLASSROOM TOOLS FROM AVFS

FEATURE 1

MEDIA LITERACY & FILM INTEGRATION

Bring a teaching artist into your classroom to screen and discuss a film that relates to your subject area.

FEATURE 2

VIDEO PRODUCTION SKILLS TRAINING

Give your students a leg up on their video projects with editing tutorials, screenwriting basics, and story idea generation.

FEATURE 3

FILMMAKING
BOOTCAMP

From brainstorming to the final edit, these classes help students create their own videos as part of class projects or just for fun.


SELF-DIRECTED RESOURCES FOR EDUCATORS

FEATURE 1

MEDIA LITERACY & FILM INTEGRATION

FEATURE 2

VIDEO PRODUCTION SKILLS TRAINING


THE CASE FOR MEDIA ARTS

Students with consistent access to the arts have higher GPAs, higher standardized test scores, and lower dropout rates. (Americans for the Arts)

Media Arts Education fosters self-directed learning and ultimately, the full range of 21st-century skills. Students are prepared to be effective communicators, creative problem-solvers, collaborators and lifelong learners, as well as for college and career. (Center for Media Literacy)

As part of Career Technical Education (CTE), standards for Career Ready Practice describe the fundamental knowledge and skills that students need to prepare for the transition to postsecondary education, career training, or the workforce. These include the ability to communicate clearly, effectively, and with reason and the ability to apply technology to enhance productivity. (California Department of Education)

Many public schools in Northern Sonoma County – as well as rural districts across the country – do not offer digital media classes. Student populations are too small to warrant the addition of another elective of this type, or students are not able to elect these classes and fulfill their primary educational requirements.​ AVFS fills the gap!

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