Workshop Descriptions

Get Immersed in Moving Stories: AR and VR Storytelling in the Classroom - Carol Dalrymple - Utah Film Center

Sessions 1: Grades 3-6

Showcasing our newest interactive presentation that brings Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) to your classroom and demonstrates how these immersive technologies can be used to create impactful stories. You will learn the differences and similarities between traditional films and VR films, watch a short VR documentary, create AR content, and discuss how you can bring the virtual into your reality. No equipment necessary.

Tackling Media Literacy through Film and Filmmaking in your Classroom - Danny Schmidt - Utah Film Center

Sessions 2: Grades 3-6

Media literacy skills (the who, how, and why behind media creation) are essential for students to be informed and successfully navigate their world. Come discover how to harness the transformative potential of film and filmmaking to improve teaching practice and increase student engagement. By sharing compelling media, resources and some classroom tricks of the trade, a Utah Film Center media education instructor will take you through a skill-building activity and demonstrate how filmmaking combined with intentionally designed lesson plans can provide opportunities for students to acquire media skills while building upon their core content knowledge.