PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Professional Development Programs (PDP) is EVC’s unique credit-bearing in-school youth instruction and teacher-training program, customizable for each classroom.
In our Professional Development Programs (PDP), K-12 students and teachers learn how to collaboratively film, edit, and produce documentary films about social justice issues that are impacting their lives, communities, and society as a whole.
Through experiential training institutes and in-class coaching, K-12 teachers learn teaching strategies and practical skills to integrate student-led media production into their classes. Educators can meet their professional learning needs, develop their instructional practices, and improve student learning by integrating media arts based projects into their curriculum.
Young people find renewed purpose in their learning and develop stronger habits of reading, critical research, and creative expression as they connect the personal and political in their documentaries. Students can produce public service announcements, community inquiry projects, or longer documentaries.
Individual teachers or schools can partner with EVC; we customize the length, timing and design of the program to best support each partner's individual needs.
Want to learn more? Simply fill out the form below, or email Mary Grueser, Deputy Director of Programs
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
LOCATION: We can offer PDP services at your location.
SCHEDULE: Customized to best meet the needs of your students and teachers.
CLASS SIZE: Flexible; groups of about 15 are ideal but we can work with multiple groups.
FILMS: Youth produce PSA’s, short community inquiry films, or longer documentaries.
FAQ’s: Learn more about PDP by downloading our Frequently Asked Questions.