The New Booker School in Wolfville, Nova Scotia has decided to learn how to practice the art of video by playing Movie Games.  Their goal is to enable their students to be able to learn more about their community through the process of recording and sharing short video stories.   These could take the form of interviewing various people of all ages and abilities in the community.   Learn more about The New Booker School here:  CLICK!

This is a report about the project from the school:

Learner Profile Attribute of the Week:

Communicators: Students express themselves and information through a variety of modes of communication.

Unit of Inquiry

There’s always a renewed energy and excitement when we start a new unit. For the next several weeks we’ll be focused on Who We Are. The Central Idea is: “everyone has a story.”

-Genevieve Allen was a guest speaker this week. She introduced the Kings County Cultural Mapping site and showed samples of films that have been uploaded there.

-The Summative Assessment task this unit will be the creation of a short digital film under the guidance of Kimberly Smith. If they are suitable, the films may be uploaded onto the Cultural Mapping Site and/or our school blog. We had our first class with Kim yesterday and it’s fair to say that our students are very excited about this project.

-To deepen our interdisciplinary practice, our French teacher, Elke Willmann, will join us on Thursday afternoons to bring French into the shooting and editing of the students films.


New Booker School Embraces Movie Games