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TTP 2009 Reflection Gallery

Teach, Think, Play 2009 was an exciting conference/class featuring many wonderful speakers including Academy Award winning screenwriter William Goldman and master puppeteer Kevin Clash, the voice of Elmo. Course participants were asked to write about and discuss sessions with TTP classmates on MC POP. If you weren't there, these writings capture students teaching, thinking and playing. Enjoy!

WHY FILM MATTERS: TEACHING IN THE AGE OF YOUTUBE AND iMOVIE
DR. ALAN TEASLEYFaculty @ School of Education, Duke University & co-author of Reel Conversations: Reading Films with Young Adults
      • Kate Burch - Why Teach Film?
      • Megan Lucas - "Alan Teasley on 'How to Read a Film'"

“NICE GENES, GOVERNOR SCHWARZENEGGER!” HOW THE 6TH DAY FRAMED OUR GENETICS UNIT
RYAN GOBLE & NAPOLEON KNIGHT Living Environment Teacher @ Banana Kelly High School, South Bronx, NYC
      • Caitlin Nagle - Reflection on Science and Film in the Classroom at TTP 2009

EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT GENDER (BUT WERE AFRAID TO LEARN FROM CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD COMEDIES)
MARY T. CHRISTEL Communication Arts Teacher @ Adlai E. Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, IL, co-author of Seeing and Believing: How to Teach Media Literacy in the English Classroom and co-editor of Lesson Plans for Creating Media-Rich Classrooms
      • Dina Paulson - "Reflection Paper: 2009 Teach, Think, Play III: The Moving Image in the Classroom"

KIDS, CURRICULUM, AND TALKING CHICKENS: BEHIND THE SCENES IN CHILDREN'S TELEVISION
DR. RENEE CHEROW-O’LEARY Assistant Professor of English Education @ Teachers College, Columbia University & children’s media consultant
BETSY OLIPHANT Director of Production @ PBS Kids Sprout
SCOTT CAMERON Director of Education and Research @ Sesame Workshop
      • Sean Owens - "Reflection: Behind The Scenes in Kids TV"
      • Blair Chipkin - "PBS Sprout and The Electric Company: Using Media in Early Childhood Classrooms"
      • Julia Kim - "Educational shows were never this fun when I was growing up..."
      • Leticia C. Sanchez - "Kids Sprout, Electric Companyand Dr. Chere-O'Leary" (spelling correction pending in title)
      • Callie Sharkey - "Sprout and The Electric Company"

MY LIFE AS A FURRY RED MONSTER: WHAT BEING ELMO HAS TAUGHT ME ABOUT LIFE, LOVE AND LAUGHING OUT LOUD
KEVIN CLASH Emmy Award Winning Senior Puppet Coordinator, Director & Senior Creative Advisor for Sesame Workshop
      • Kevin (Charles) Gray - "Elmo and Emotional Intelligence"
      • Alice King -"ELMO!!!"

FLIPBOOKS AND THAUMATROPES: A BEGINNING LOOK AT FILM
DR. BELINHA DE ABREU Assistant Professor @ Drexel University & author of Teaching Media Literacy A How-To-Do-It Manual
      • Virginia Pourakis - "Flipbooks and Thaumatropes: A Beginning Look at Film"

MEDIA THAT MATTERS FILM FESTIVAL: SCREENING & DISCUSSION OF WORK
MAIA ERMITA Media That Matters Film Festival
AMBIKA SAMARTHYA - Director of short film "Ashray" and feature Project Child
      • Ann Murphy - "MediaThatMatters Film Festival"
      • Lavie Raven - Media That Matters: Tools for Change
      • Cynthia Scalone - "Media That Matters!"
      • Arshi Saeed - "Media That Matters and Social Justice"

THE NEW LITERACIES MOVEMENT AND WEB 2.0: ROADBLOCKS AND OPPORTUNITIES
DR. WILLIAM KIST Associate Professor of Teaching Leadership and Curriculum Studies at Kent State University, Kent, OH & author of New Literacies in Action
      • Christine (Wynne) Calcutt - "Reflection on Dr. Kist's Presentation: The New Literacies Movement!"
      • Jacobe Bell - "Reflection on William Kist for TTP3"
      • Danielle DaGiau -
      • Jennifer Lee - "Creative Uses for Music in the Classroom"
      • Yoonkyung Lee - "Reflection on Dr. Kist - New Literacies in Action"
      • Elizabeth So - "Bringing New Literacies in to the Classroom: Reflection on Dr. Kist's Presentation"

BUILDING HISTORICAL BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE USING FILM
PAM GOBLE English & Social Studies Teacher @ Stratford Middle School Bloomingdale, IL, doctoral candidate in Education @ Aurora University, Humanities and Education Professor @ Benedictine, Roosevelt Universities, Chicago, IL
      • Cheza Al-Kudmani - "Media circles!"
      • Sophy Joseph - "Media Circles Toward Social Action"
      • Daniella Nusblat - "Media Circles"
      • Amy Roth - "Cooperative Learning and Media Circles with Pam Goble"

TEACHING THROUGH FILM: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH
CATHERINE GOULEY An award-winning author of books for young adults and curriculum writer for The Story of Movies educational outreach program developed by The Film Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
      • Alex Jones - "Literacy Through Video Narratives: Reflection on Catherine Gourley's Presentation"
      • Alicia Lerman - "'Read the book, watch the movie?' Reflections on Catherine Gourley's Interdisciplinary Teaching Approach"
      • Jiyean Yoon - "Reflection on Catherine Gourley's 'Teaching Through Film: An Interdisciplinary Approach'"

SHOW, DON'T TELL: ASSESSING LITERACY THROUGH VIDEO NARRATIVES
DR. JENNIFER POWERS Assistant Professor of Education Green Mountain College, Poultney, VT
      • Kate Rosenbloom - "Thoughts on Jen Powers' Teach, Think, Play 2009 Conference Presentation"
      • Jennifer Spence - "Reflection on Jen Powers’ 'Show Don’t Tell: Assessing Literacy Through Video'"

ADVENTURES IN THE SCREEN TRADE WITH WILLIAM GOLDMAN
WILLIAM GOLDMAN Author, The Princess Bride (novel & screenplay) and two-time Academy Award Winner for his screenplays All The Presidents Men & Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
      • Diane Dobry - "William Goldman at Teach, Think, Play – April 5, 2009"
      • Cailin Nagle - "Reflection on William Goldman at TTP 2009"
      • Lorne Schussel - "Goldman"

OCTOPODI - PENDING RRG POST
• Leeran Harel
• Mollie McAllister

PENDING REFLECTIONS
Danielle
Kate B.

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