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Give Me Five Teachers

Film and media educators, education-based librarians, and filmmakers others come together and share ideas, challenges and solutions.  Whether you're experienced, new to the work, or somewhere in between, the "open space" style of this year’s event makes a place for you. 


DATE: Thursday, November 3

TIME: 4 - 6 pm.

LOCATION: University of Rhode Island, Kingston Campus. Gender and Sexuality Center, 19 Upper College Road, the All-Purpose Room. 


Facilitators spend a few minutes describing their areas of expertise and related topics, and you will then be free to join the discussion(s) you feel will be most helpful for you.  You may move among discussions. Topics will be based on our pre-event survey, and are expected to include:

  • creating or revising curriculum; 
  • selecting editing software; 
  • buying and using basic equipment; 
  • exploring possibilities with high-end equipment; 
  • learning to use on-line film education resources; and  
  • making a case for a media education program. 

 The five facilitators and their key focus areas:

Katie Reaves, Film Teacher, Beacon School for the Arts

Building a program and equipment on a small budget and short timeline, "It's about thinking like a filmmaker!"

Brien Jennings,Library Media Specialist, Narragansett Elementary School 

Connecting curriculum to film (including equipment, roles of a library media specialist, making the case for a program, media literacy)

Dana Neugent, Information Technology Services, University of Rhode Island 

Touring studio facilities and viewing URI student work

Nick Marcoux, Film teacher (middle and high school), Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts

Building a curriculum sequence from middle to high school
(including equipment and editing software choices)

Anisa Raoof, Executive Director, Providence Children's Film Festival Film Hub

Connecting educators and the community with online resources to discover, explore and engage with film

Please note:  Jeannine Chartier of VSA arts Rhode Island will be gathering information from attendees on where and when your media/film programs are happening.  The information will help GiveMe5 to determine how we might better connect and publicize the student work happening around the state. 

The event is sponsored by the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and Media Smart Libraries. Admission is free but registration is required. Click here to register.