RBSS Partners with Another Brick in Nepal

We have partnered with a community member, Dal Little, who is an active member of the organization, Another Brick in Nepal.  A student will be taking segments from this semester’s films to make a compilation of issues surrounding local food.  Dal will be taking this film to share with students in Nepal.  Nepali students in turn will be working on a film that Dal will bring back to RBSS and share with our students and community members at our year end Film Fest.

Nepal School Project

Round One Draws to a Close

We concluded the first semester Synergy Projects.  To celebrate each group completing a short film, we had a mini film fest where the students watched their film and their peers films.  Students were expected to to complete the following self-reflection as well as feedback for their peers using the following:

Synergy Final Assessment

Film Fest Feedback

Things that we learned:

  1. Clear guidelines prior to starting the project.
  2. Team building and scaffold skills for designating roles for each team member.  This would be to encourage equitable work loads and an opportunity for each team member to participate in all aspects of each project.
  3. Use the project as a vehicle for fostering the Curricular Competencies (design thinking) and Core Competencies.
  4. Provide opportunities for developing technical skills required for editing and capturing footage.