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Councilmember For A Day Challenge

An Inclusive Storytelling Experience

Instructors Needed

 
BE A PART OF SPARKING CIVIC CHANGES FOR TOMORROW BY EMPOWERING STUDENTS TODAY.

Educators are needed to guide MCPS secondary students as they create a short video highlighting a public policy that is important to them as part of Councilmember Craig Rice’s “Councilmember for a Day Challenge.” The challenge invites teams of three students in grades 8-12 who are interested in politics to submit video entries for the chance to be Councilmember for a Day.

  • 2-4 hours/week commitment from February to April
  • Instructors will lead up to 20 MCPS students in grades 8-12
  • Access to equipment – iPads will be provided to participating teachers for the duration of this project.
Stipend information – This is a stipend opportunity for teachers. Please email Jackie Lightsey (Jaclynn_m_lightsey@mcpsmd.org) with questions.
Information Meeting
 Thursday, Feb. 4, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
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Meeting ID: 873 0798 7700
Passcode: 040895

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Calendar of Events

(All sessions are 3:30 – 4:30)

  • Feb. 16 – Instructor Launch Session
  • Feb. 18 – Instructor Session #1: Planning for Successful Storytelling
  • Feb. 23 - Instructor Session #2: Producing Inclusive Content
  • Feb. 25 - Instructor Session #3: Presenting Your Story
  • March 2 – Student Kick-Off
  • March 4 - Instructor Session #4: Facilitating Meaningful Feedback
  • March 9 - Instructor Session #5: Promoting Civically Engaged Storytelling
  • March 11 – Optional Lab Hour (Support)
  • March 16 - Optional Lab Hour (Support)
  • March 3 – April 18 – Work with your students as they create their videos
  • April 19 – Video submissions due
  • May 5 – Film Festival
  • May 11 – Winning students serve as Councilmember for a Day