Exploring Whanaungatanga through an e-literacy movie project:-Kaitiaki Children and the Birds-
Odette Penno & Eilleen Dixon Newmarket School
ULEARN 2010
Session 5a- the session the morning after the dinner.
Copthorne Central Parkview

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Odette Penno

Odette is a teacher at Newmarket Primary School (Enviro School) with a background in film-making. Odette has assisted students on two enviro digital movie projects within the past 12 months. Member of the SustainedED ictpd cluster.

Eilleen Dixon

Eilleen is the Deputy Principal at Newmarket Primary School, an Enviro school and a member of the SustainedED ictpd cluster.
http://newmarketenviro.wikispaces.com/
Newmarket School students are exploring Whanaungatanga, a school value, through an ambitious e-literacy movie project. Whanaungatanga is respecting, making connections and relating to others. Newmarket students are collaborating to create a digital narrative that explores leadership roles in environmental sustainability. Working together as a film crew has encouraged students to appreciate and respect each other's innovation and creativity. The learning is rich and authentic, formed from the ongoing conversations that occur around leadership, sustainability, innovation and creativity. As e literacy skills develop, students become more critical. Workshop participants will learn how to design an e literacy adventure where students live the value they explore.


View the film here.
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This film was a joint winner in the Biodiversity award

Joint Winners of the Department of Conservation Biodiversity Award for a film focusing on biodiversity and conservation in New Zealand.
The first film is about a group of children who protect birds and have a message that we should all become guardians of nature. The judges thought it uses “a wonderful and creative mix of media.”


http://www.theoutlookforsomeday.net/gallery/2010/awards/page/2/
Here are photos from the awards night.
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The children present the Mayor of Auckland with some fabulous Newmarket Worm Tea.
Here you can see the directors' cut where the children explain how they made the movie.


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Click to view the film.

This film was a joint winner in the Biodiversity award.
Joint Winners of the Department of Conservation Biodiversity Award for a film focusing on biodiversity and conservation in New Zealand.
The second is a story about saving our food that shows how everyone, including a small stripy worm, can help nurture and protect nature, and which the judges called “a fabulous tale about taking action on behalf of biodiversity in an urban environment.”

Related Links

ICTPD Online Newsletter 26th November 2010

Movie making at Newmarket School - the director's cut
http://centre4.core-ed.net/modules/page/page.php?space_key=382&module_key=81501&link_key=55385&group_key=0

http://www.doc.govt.nz/getting-involved/sponsorships-and-partnerships/sponsorships/the-outlook-for-someday/
In 2010 DOC sponsored a special biodiversity award and two teams from Newmarket Primary School in Auckland were announced as the joint winners of that award.

http://blog.doc.govt.nz/2010/12/14/young-new-zealanders-speak-out-for-biodiversity/
DOC sponsored a special biodiversity award for The Outlook for Someday challenge and at a ceremony in November two teams from Newmarket Primary School in Auckland were announced as the joint winners of that award.
East and Bays Courier published 10th of November 2010
http://eastandbayscourier.realviewdigital.com/?startpage=8&iid=42418
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