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LET’S BOOK TRAILERS@SCHOOL. Innovative methods to engage students, promote reading and enhance literacy and digital skills

ERASMUS K1 PROJECT

The idea of this training course was born thanks to the expertise of JUMP in cooperating in European projects that promote innovative approaches to integrate the promotion of reading – facing the urgent need of nowadays students to improve literacy skills – with the development of digital skills, which are both important priorities for the 21st century.

Quoting the EU Council Recommendation for Lifelong Learning, “Literacy is the ability to identify, understand, express, create, and interpret concepts, feelings, facts and opinions in both oral and written forms, using visual, sound/audio and digital materials across disciplines and contexts. It implies the ability to communicate and connect effectively with others, in an appropriate and creative way. Development of literacy forms the basis for further learning and further linguistic interaction”. During these years of experimentation developed by JUMP, the innovative use and creation of book trailers in the classroom resulted as a very effective methodology that gained an increasing appreciation both from teachers and students, with evidence based positive effects on learning success, passion for reading, development of a variety of skills and increased motivation in students and teachers.

A book trailer is usually a short digital video (less than 2 minutes) that combines characteristics of a movie trailer and a book advertisement. Book trailers are a great way to support the building of a reading culture in your school and engage pupils with reading in a digital and fun way. Booktrailers, as movie trailers, give a ‘taster’ of a book for its potential audience, designed to leave them wanting to read the book.

Thanks to the cooperation with international partners and a common work of research and studies in this field, JUMP trainers gained experience in the creation of methodological approaches that foresee specific activities according to the age of teachers’ students, including all levels from pre-school until adult education. This process led JUMP to the creation of “The first European digital library of book trailers”, that was born through an Erasmus+ strategic partnership in the field of adult education, titled “EU-Read&Art: The first European digital library of book trailers and adult creativity expressions”.

During this training course teachers will learn how to plan and create booktrailers, exploring a variety of methodologies that allow them to be able to choose the best tools and creative strategies according to different contexts and students’ needs. Through a process of learning by doing, teachers also learn to effectively guide their students to evaluate a book, comprehend the essence and most meaningful messages, visualize what they want to communicate through the video and present their personal perceptions, comprehension and talking through the book trailer. Experiential lessons will include the use of pictures, text, videos, voice overs as well as music to make the booktrailer interesting and engaging. Teachers will learn to film and edit videos and also discover a variety of free online tools and stocks of creative content that can be found under a creative commons license on the internet. Introducing the active creation of book trailers in your classroom will surely increase the engagement of students and at the same time contribute to prevent the addiction to a passive fruition of videos, empowering students to become active creators and more aware of how a video can be realized, for professional and educational purposes. 

LEARNING GOALS:

  • improve the understanding and awareness about Media Education/Literacy and the importance and relevance of its use in nowadays school system 
  • develop technical skills related to the pre-production, production and post production phase of video making applied to book trailers creation
  • widening the perspective and skills related to the use of video storytelling for educational purposes
  • foster creativity and ability to engage students with innovative methodologies that promote collaboration and active participation
  • learn how to promote reading and how to organize book trailers workshops and Reading labs

 

INFORMATION

Duration
5-12 days
Location
Soverato
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Target group

Any teacher at any level of education working in a public or private school or educational institution.

 

 

Program / Objectives

INTRO/METHOD

Like all our programs, the present one is flexible and adaptable to special requests, depending on the subject taught or on the starting level of the participant.

Furthermore, in line with the JUMP Academy method, our courses are based on a strategic balance between formal and non-formal education, indoor and outdoor education and the team takes care of a very important aspect of international mobility which is the intercultural learning which we develop with short excursions and facilitating the interaction with local partners, businesses and citizens of our territory. Each local context has its own economy so it’s always useful, in training programs, to get in contact with concrete examples (experiential learning and real based learning).

We always try to connect our learners to local teachers and students to cooperate in developing innovation and networking for future projects. If possible, inside the program, a morning is spent inside a local school, visiting, observing, and cooperating in the realization of one or more lessons. The proposed program JUMP works, in European dimension and with an international spirit, at the local level and, according to the period of the training along the year and the weather, it is possible to change some sessions and add visits and meetings, in cooperation with our network of partners including schools involved in European projects).

 

WEEK DAILY SCHEDULE 

Sunday: arrival of participants, transfer and welcome. Lodging. Depending on the time, support for a quick dinner in the city, free time and rest

Monday: 09:30 am Meeting in the lobby of Villa Gabriella International, welcome, first briefing by the organizers, presentation of the team, logistics information, gadgets distribution and start of the program. Walking down to the city center. Outdoor team building game “The Mission Impossible in Soverato by JUMP”. Getting to know the important places of the city, orientation points, traditions and cultural elements, getting in contact with local citizens.

12:30 end of the morning activity

Free time for lunch or to enjoy the beach

Organized lift from the city center to the Villa.

Monday afternoon free time to recover from long trips and continue exploring the local context.

Dinner organized for all the groups in a local restaurant.

Tuesday morning. 9:30 meeting on the terrace of Villa Gabriella. First outdoor ice breaking game to get to know each other and create a good working climate.

Division in small groups and start of the indoors or outdoor sessions with the JUMP trainer.

Introduction to Module 1: The actual scenario of video making, digital storytelling and book trailers in communication and education. Media literacy pedagogy for all students, including opportunities for critical analysis and creative media.

13:00 – 15:00 lunch break and free time

15:00 – 17:30 restarting the lesson. Continuation of Module 1.  

Tuesday: 09:30 – 13:00 lesson. Module 2: Different tools, different goals, and different steps in video making for the creation of book trailers. Students from content beneficiaries to content creators. Watching exemplar trailers and discussing them.

13:00 – 15:00 lunch break and free time

15:00 – 17:30 1st excursion to develop cultural knowledge, strengthen team building and socialization among participants. “Walking tour to the old village of Soverato Superiore, visit to the Church of “La Pietà” of Gagini and exploring the narrow streets. Interacting with local people.

Wednesday: 09:30 – 13:00 lesson.

Module 3: The Pre-production phase, from books to book-trailers. Planning activities using several tools such as log line, script, storyboard. How to stimulate teamwork and creativity.

13:00 – 15:00 lunch break and free time

15:00 – 17:30 restarting the lesson.

Module 4: The production phase. Video Making and different types of shootings and techniques for creating book trailers. Audio Production, colours and light in video making.

Thursday: 09:30 – 13:00 lesson. Module 5: Organizing the materials and recording the required videos. Video Skills in action. Outdoor activities.

13:00 – 15:00 lunch break and free time

15:00 – 17:30 restarting the lesson. Module 6: Post production phase. Digital editing tools to finalize our book trailers. Sharing created products and mutual feedback. 

Friday: 09:30 – 11:00 shorter morning lesson. Module 7: Organizing engaging reading labs and workshops for the creation of book trailers.

11:00 free time to visit the local market which is nice and folkloristic. 

On Friday it’s organized an excursion in a beautiful and unique old village and we spend there or the lunch or the dinner. The staff enjoys it and there’s a professional guide with us. 

Depending on the season the excursion starts in the morning or in the afternoon. From July to September it’s usually in the afternoon-evening for the high heat. 

Saturday: 09:30 – 12:00 lesson. Closing the course: Evaluation and delivery of formal certificates/Europass and admin documents.

Saturday afternoon, free time and last moments all the participants together for socialization.

Sunday: departure of participants.

Training Modules / Learning Outcomes

TRAINING MODULES

Module 1: The actual scenario of video making, digital storytelling and book trailers in communication and education. Media literacy pedagogy for all students, including opportunities for critical analysis and creative media.

Module 2: Different tools, different goals, and different steps in video making for the creation of book trailers. Students from content beneficiaries to content creators. Watching exemplar trailers and discussing them.

Module 3: The Pre-production phase, from books to book-trailers. Planning activities using several tools such as log line, script, storyboard. How to stimulate teamwork and creativity.

Module 4: The production phase. Video Making and different types of shootings and techniques for creating book trailers. Audio Production, colours and light in video making.

Module 5: Organizing the materials and recording the required videos. Video Skills in action. Outdoor activities.

Module 6: Post production phase. Digital editing tools to finalize our book trailers. Sharing created products and mutual feedback. 

Module 7: Organizing engaging reading labs and workshops for the creation of book trailers.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

At the end of this course, the participants will have

  • improved their understanding and awareness about Media literacy and the importance and relevance of its use in nowadays school system 
  • developed technical skills related to the pre-production, production and post production phase of video making applied to booktrailers creation
  • widened their perspective and skills related to the use of video storytelling for educational purposes
  • developed their creativity and ability to engage students with innovative methodologies that promote collaboration and active participation
  • learnt how to promote reading and how to organize book trailers workshops and Reading labs

Certification and number of days

JUMP certifies 36 hours for 6 days course (6*6) or more if necessary by adding extra hours per day. Or 30 hours for a 5 days course (6*5).

The course can also be extended to a 2 weeks course with the option of 10 days or 12 days if desired and agreed upon, depending on the sending organization’s project. 

10 days are without weekend (5+5), 12 days are from Monday to Saturday morning (6+6) 

At the end of the training, JUMP issues a formal certificate of attendance, and the team is available to complete the Europass certification document according to the EU template and other documents required for reporting by the sending organization.

 

Certification details

Costs

The costs are fully covered by the Erasmus grant. Write to us: info@associazionejump.it to request information about the costs and the services offered and to plan your mobility project in Soverato with JUMP.

Services / Registration

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How to apply

If you are school leader, an Erasmus coordinator or the same participants there are many ways to pre-register or ask for information.
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Locations

JUMP is based in Soverato (Catanzaro province), on the Jonian coast but the association cooperates with local partners and institutions of the surroundings towns and cities. Calabria region represents the deep South of Italy, known for the tropical climate and sandy beaches but also famous tall and green mountains.

During our trainings we also aim to make participants discovering the region, especially those old towns rich of culture, traditions, castles, small churches, narrow streets, colourful balconies, tropical flowers and local farms.

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The nearest airport to Soverato is Lamezia Terme (SUF), 30 minutes far away from Soverato. 

Our pick up is organized ONLY from and to this airport which is the biggest and the most important, connected to all the other cities in Italy and in Europe.

Many people like to stop in Rome or in Naples and take a train which is also comfortable and the journey along the coast is also pleasant (you see all the South). 

Villa Gabriella Internation

JUMP proposes to participants to be lodged by Villa Gabriella International B&B managed by our local partner C.T.E. CENTRO TERRITORIALE EUROPEO company (https://closertoeurope.com/). The Villa has 7 big and comfortable rooms continuously renovated but also preserving the typical “old times” atmosphere of a very local house of Southern beach place. The Villa has many spaces for activities, a training room, the breakfast room, the terrace and flowers all around. It’s located in a peaceful and safe district called “Cittadella” surrounded by hills of olive trees and other Villas. JUMP created a network of other similar b&b for when participants are more than 12, in order to assure the same quality with an amazing breakfast, all comforts and an international environment. Villa Gabriella is also the JUMP headquarters for the general management of our activity. The Villa is the meeting point for all guests during all trainings and it’s where we realize all project activities. 

LODGING WITH US IN SOVERATO

Thanks to the cooperation with the C.T.E. company Jump provides lodging in 2 villas and if the groups are big, we have cooperation with all the owners of b&b and bigger hotels.

A brand new local partner, an innovative company offering touristic services with another vision and perspective. Discover Calabria and enjoy the local culture making experiential learning and practical labs with local people, but also simply a more sustainable tourism at local level.

The transfer from and to the airport is provided by C.T.E

EXTRA ACTIVITIES

During our trainings and mobility projects, while hosting our international guests from all over the world, JUMP involves the local network of partners and organizes different types of activities. This is not simply tourism, this is local development. This is JUMP Educational Tourism in Calabria region!

BADOLATO
VISIT TO THE OLD TOWN
SOCIAL DINNERS
IN A OLD CELLARS WITH TRADITIONAL FOOD
CHEESE MOMENT
MAKING FRESH CHEESE
OIL PRODUCERS
GERACE
IN THE MIDDLE OF THE "LOCRIDE"
PAINTING
IN THE CLOSLIEU WITH TRACCIALIBERA
VISIT TO
SCILLA, PIZZO CALABRO AND TROPEA
SQUILLACE
VISIT TO THE CASTLE WITH APERITIV AND AN ACTOR PLAYING MIDDLE AGE STORIES
CERAMIC
WORKSHOP WITH LOCAL ARTESANS
SUB
WATCHING THE BEAUTIES UNDER WATER
HORSE RIDING
ON THE BEACH
PHOTOGRAPHY
WORKSHOP
HANDMADE SOAP
WORKSHOP
BREAD-PIZZA
WORKSHOP
PICKING OLIVES
BY LOCAL OIL PRODUCERS
SUNRISE
VIDEOMAKING AND BREAKFAST
BIKE RIDING
FOR EDUCATION
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