Engage in the Studio Process to create with purpose & share with audience.
The Studio Process is about creating for the Page, Stage & Screen with written, spoken and visual stories and artifacts designed with purpose for authentic audience. Design learning experiences with your students that employ the Creative Process of Imagination, Creation and Exhibition! Build your creative confidence by practicing the habits of creators yourself and with your students, to make print, visual, live, media and physical creations that you are proud of! For a little inspiration, start by listening to first-grader, Brookelyn, as she shares about what it means to be a Maker.
The Studio Process
in three acts
Imagine, Create & Exhibit on the Page, Stage & Screen!
Design creative projects with empathy, curiosity & purpose.
Draft original creations, critique & revise with cycles of feedback.
Share quality work with an audience & reflect on the experience.
Create Visual Stories & Essays
Visual essays are an engaging way to share student writing & storytelling on the screen and they are wonderful assets for your classroom channel and student portfolios. Beginning with Imagination, the first act of the Studio Process, students generate ideas with their teacher and begin writing their ideas down. Next, the act of Creation takes students through the feedback cycles of drafting, critique, revision and editing that are essential to making a quality piece of work that will engage the intended audience. The final piece is a video in which the student narrates their writing and arranges photos, text, videos & music in iMovie or any video editor. The final result is Exhibited as a high-quality visual story that is preserved in a student's portfolio, and that the teacher shares with the classroom learning community on their channel. The example below features Evalina's essay about Life After Isolation, which she created during the spring school closure of 2020 for the Skills Alberta showcase. Scroll down the page for more examples of student work and a practice guide for public exhibition.
This visual essay by a Bert Church High School student during the 2020 spring closure was selected as one of the top ten submissions for the Skills Alberta virtual video showcase.
Create & Curate Your Channel
Whether we are learning at school, at home, online or on the land, the opportunity to make, create and learn by doing is vital to our wellbeing! Making Learning Visible means to create with purpose for your audience by making engaging written, spoken and visual stories & artifacts on the page, stage & screen, including messages, lessons, presentations, prototypes and documentaries. Record yourself and your voice, and add stills, clips, narration, music and titles to assemble visual stories. Organize and share your videos with your audience on your video channel, and embed your videos into your online classroom, website and social media. Stay connected with the rich network of colleagues and resources in the #rvsed online community!
Launch your own Channel with a video message to your students!
Record your lessons and post them as videos on your Channel!
Curate and customize your Channel with video playlists and sections!
Whether it's on papyrus, parchment, paper or pixels, the best worksheet for developing creative confidence has always been the blank page.
Example Exhibitions & Galleries
The RVS Student Showcase
Click on the image to enjoy a playlist of student-created short films, documentaries, tutorials and animations
in the Student Showcase on the RVS YouTube Channel.
in the Student Showcase on the RVS YouTube Channel.
The RVS Learning Stories Gallery
Teachers create and share stories about learning design in their classrooms by documenting, storytelling and sharing to make learning visible. For inspiration, click on the image to dive into the teacher-created Learning Stories on the RVS YouTube Channel.
The RVS Bookshelf
Students in Rocky View Schools are publishing books and magazines of art, stories, photography, essays, science and more! Whether it is digital or print, student storytelling is shared publicly with audience. Pictured above is author/artist, Mackenzie Lynne Cox, as she creates the artwork for her first published children's book, When I Grow Up, and which she features on her exemplary portfolio & blog, Macki Makes! Click on the image above to visit our Bookshelf page for more stories about writing & publishing in Rocky View Schools.
RVS Presentations of Learning
The RockyTalks gallery on the RVS YouTube Channel features presentations by students, teachers and leaders, who share engaging stories, learning designs, projects, experiences and reflections from #rvsed classrooms. Click on the image to view the full RockyTalks Gallery on the RVS Youtube Channel. If your students are sharing original stories, speeches or presentations for a live audience, contact us to arrange to capture it on video as a RockyTalks event!
The Rocky View Studio Channel
Rocky View Studio is all about storytelling. Engage with the galleries of RockyDocs, Animations & Tutorials that share what learning looks like in Rocky View Schools from the perspective of teachers and students. Every story is meant to inspire creativity, prompt reflection and make learning visible. Click on the image to visit the Rocky View Studio YouTube Channel for examples!
Design for Creativity in the classroom, at home, online & on the land.
There are so many ways for us to connect with our parents, students and teachers by creating and sharing our exhibitions of learning online! In order for us to design engaging programmes for our communities in #rvsed, we recommend a workflow that invites home-made videos from the community, such as speeches, presentations, addresses, testimonials & performances, then assembling the content into a video programme, and sharing the virtual celebration on school YouTube Channels and social media.
Curate Your Channel
Your laptop in a quiet room at home is a digital studio for connecting with your learning community. You've got everything you need to create engaging written, spoken and visual stories for your audience, including messages, lessons, presentations and documentaries. Record yourself with iMovie and add stills, clips, narration, music and titles to assemble a visual story. Share your videos on your own RVSchools Youtube Channel. Organize stories into playlists and embed into your Google Classroom, Google Sites, Schoolblogs and social media. Scroll down this page to connect with the rich network of RVS Learning Resources and examples of learning stories for #rvsed!
Exhibiting Student Work Publicly
- Develop scripts & content with your student presenters/creators and confirm AF144-A Consent Forms to share student work publicly.
- Gather writing, presentations, projects or videos from your students & performers in Google Drive.
- If students are creating their own video content, embrace the charm of DIY home videos while encouraging quality audio/video capture with a few simple suggestions:
- Quiet indoor/outdoor space with clean background
- Steady the camera, laptop or mobile device at eye level
- Face into light and speak/perform into the lens
- Encourage original content, music and images to avoid copyright claims on your videos.
- Note that using copyrighted content, especially popular music tracks, can provoke copyright claims, advertising and even cause entire audio tracks to be muted or videos to be blocked from public exhibition on platforms like youtube.
- The YouTube Audio Library is one of many online sources for royalty-free, creative-commons audio tracks, and it can be accessed from your YouTube Studio page.
- Collect and review student videos in RVSchools Google Drive and/or Classroom for inclusion in your YouTube playlist or a publication. Additional editing/assessment for each video or project, like adding titles, may be completed easily in iMovie, Docs or Pages.
- Upload videos onto your RVSchools YouTube Channel with titles & descriptions, then organize them into a Playlist with a title.
- Share your YouTube playlist link with your learning community through your #rvsed social media.
For support or questions about Creativity, Storytelling, Production, Exhibition, Publishing, RVSchools YouTube Channels or sharing student work publicly, please contact us!