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ERIC Number: ED495553
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep-8
Pages: 168
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4129-1352-2
Energizing Staff Development Using Film Clips: Memorable Movie Moments that Promote Reflection, Conversation, and Action
Olsen, Walter R.; Sommers, William A.
Corwin Press
Video and DVD clips give participants an opportunity to explore values and ideas, learn about one another, and, in the process, build a stronger learning community. "Energizing Staff Development Using Film Clips" is a collection of film and television clips that staff developers can use to encourage discussion and reflection on pertinent, common themes, including courage, communication, change, conflict, creativity, and leadership. Each chapter includes real-life examples of how clips may be used in staff development settings, quotes for extending thinking and discussion, and articles and books that relate to the chapter theme. Each film clip section includes: (1) A synopsis of the scene; (2) An explanation of critical themes; (3) Start and stop times; (4) The length of the clip; (5) Suggested discussion questions; and (6) Contexts for use. These instructive film clips lead to helpful conversations, create positive plans of action, and promote learning through reflection. Whether planning a team meeting, a faculty meeting, or a training program, leaders and organizations will find a clip to generate conversations about many of the most pressing issues in education. Following an introduction, this book is divided into six chapters: (1) Film Clips That Explore Conflict; (2) Film Clips That Explore Courage and Ethics; (3) Film Clips That Explore Persistence, Commitment, and Values; (4) Film Clips That Explore Creativity and Building Capacity; (5) Film Clips That Explore Keeping Hope Alive; and (6) Film Clips That Explore Change. An afterword; Resource: Some Pretty Firm Guidelines for Using Film Clips in Training; and an index conclude the book.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Support Staff; Teachers
Language: English
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