Using media literacy and social justice theater pedagogy, students document a peaceful protest at their school, ask each other what it means to be an activist, then use a variety of performance and media to reflect on and celebrate surviving the COVID-19 era.
Between Parkland & SantaFe shootings a high school Government class collaborated with themediaspot to create this piece on gun control in the USA. Students mashed up images, stats, music, video, interviews & original music & poems to share their POV in a town hall screening with city school safety officials.
Each 5th-grade student in Ms. Averill’s class at PS 32 in The Bronx wrote poems using a graphic organizer with prompts to answer the question, Why not Equality? They worked with TMS a few days before moving on to middle school to film and edit this mash-up PSA video using each students’ favorite line to show their […]
Library Media Specialist, Kyra Wolfe has been working with TMS on K-8 media literacy integration since as far back as 2010. She activated her own media literacy by co-directing the following video productions.
TMS collaborated with the administration at Bronx Delta School on a series of videos, an updated logo, and a new website to spread the word about what the new administration in the Throgs Neck area of the Bronx has been developing.
5th graders from PS 32 in the Bronx filmed as they harvested with the Commish of NY State Department of Agriculture, then worked with TMS to make this video.
Students at Innovation Diploma Plus High School in Manhattan produced two short documentaries to share their perspectives on the impact of policing in their community.
Working with students, parents, teachers and Principal Donna Taylor, TMS helped Brooklyn School of inquiry (and donors!) imagine a sustainable rooftop farm for interdisciplinary, hands-on learning to serve students and educators across New York City and beyond.
At any level within K-12 schools analyzing and/or making Public Service Announcement (PSA) is a fantastic way to engage students in real-world issues, argumentative writing, and civic action.
Rhys Daunic collaborates on creative deveofor the Elk Coast Institute for Mindful Sustainable Innovation.