Reel Change: Community Visions

Reel Change: Community Visions

Reel Change: Community Visions is a collaborative learning experience where students imagine, share & create media that describes a new vision for a community they value. During this interactive workshop, high school students articulate their understanding of community, develop a vision for their neighborhood or issue, and use collaborative mechanisms of the internet to create infographics and advocacy videos to inspire change. Students learn composition, camera work, shooting, editing and data visualization. The workshop also explores best practices of social media, privacy and source acknowledgement. Final documentation will include examples of student work, reflections and lessons learned so that this experience can be shared, strengthened and replicated. The participants are affiliated with the Chappaqua Summer Scholarship Program, a nonprofit that invites students from underserved neighborhoods in the Bronx to spend 4 weeks exploring educational opportunities in our community.