lVideo Showing and Discussion: "It’s Not About Grit: Trauma, Inequity and the Power of Transformative Teaching”
Video Showing and Discussion: "It’s Not About Grit: Trauma, Inequity and the Power of Transformative Teaching,” featuring Steve Goodman, founder and executive director emeritus of the Educational Video Center (EVC).
EVC is a non-profit youth media organization dedicated to teaching documentary video as a means to develop artistic, critical literacy, and career skills of young people, while nurturing their idealism and commitment to social change. At EVC, youth develop these capacities and learn to harness the power of media so that their voices will be heard and respected on social issues that are of vital importance to our civic life (i.e., health and public housing; juvenile “justice” and policing in and out of schools immigration, gender and identity; the trauma of poverty, foster care, child welfare, etc.)
This presentation is intended not to teach audience members how to create videos in their classrooms or to celebrate Educational Video Center’s accomplishments, but to focus on larger questions, such as:
•Why is it important to create conditions where students’ voices are heard and respected (and what gets in the way of creating them)?
•What do schools and classrooms look like where this is an important feature?
•How do we help students learn to critically examine the systemic inequities and injustices that are undermining their success while helping them to develop a sense of agency and self-advocacy for personal and social change?
•How can we support teachers and future teachers to create conditions where students’ experiences are subjects for inquiry and learning?
February 7, 2019
5:00 PM — 7:00 PM
The City College of New York
North Academic Center, Convent Avenue & 138th Street
New York, NY 10031
North Academic Center
Ballroom, 1st floor