Blogs.
Podcasts. Youtube. Spotify.

Aligned to the Writing & Media Literacy Expectations

CreationCamp teaches students the writing and media literacy skills to create blogs, podcasts  Youtube videos and music. Students will work with real world Content Creators through hands-on projects to demonstrate skills in writing and digital content creation. Students will be exposed to how they can use these newly learned skills in different career paths.

Program Plan:

Summary: The CreationCamp program is 6, 50 min sessions. The program is delivered 100% virtually. Students will be instructed by a group of content creators with real world experience. Students have the opportunity to talk to instructors and ask about their experiences. Classes will consist mainly of hands-on workshops following brief presentations.

 

Curriculum Alignment:

Writing

Students will be taught brainstorming techniques to generate ideas based on an intended purpose aimed at a specific audience.

1. Generate, gather, and organize ideas and information to write for an intended purpose and audience.

Students will work with digital tools to add graphic and stylistic elements to their writing.

2. Draft and revise their writing, using a variety of informational, literary, and graphic forms and stylistic elements appropriate for the purpose and audience.

Students will use digital tools and work in small groups to collaboratively proofread and publish their writing.

3. Use editing, proofreading, and publishing skills and strategies, and knowledge of language conventions, to correct errors, refine expression, and present their work effectively.

Students will be taken through the editing process and have a chance to apply feedback to their writing before publishing.

4. Reflect on and identify their strengths as writers, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful at different stages in the writing process. 

 

Media literacy

Students will be taught a variety of media texts used in professional content creation; blogs, videos, podcasts, etc.

1. Demonstrate an understanding of a variety of media texts.

Students will be taught how each of these mediums can be used for certain audiences and purposes.

2. Identify some media forms and explain how the conventions and techniques associated with them are used to create meaning.

Students will have the opportunity to work with a variety of digital tools to practice using appropriate forms of writing for their intended purpose and audience.

3. Create a variety of media texts for different purposes and audiences, using appropriate forms, conventions, and techniques.

Students will work with professional creators to gain feedback on their strengths and areas for improvement.

4. Reflect on and identify their strengths as media interpreters and creators, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful in understanding and creating media texts.

Additional Details

Who will be teaching?

Our education team is made up of OCTs, Youtubers, podcasters, musicians and bloggers.

More than just Ontario curriculum aligned;

Pathway Connections - Students will develop a deeper understanding of the skill sets used in the careers they were interested in from the Career Pathways lesson.

Experiential Learning - Students will understand how to code and design a computer game and be able to use this skill set outside of the classroom, in order to build and play games that align with their own interests.

Global Competencies - Students will exemplify global competencies and be introduced to 21st century skills, including; growth mindset, empathy, entrepreneurial mindset and design thinking.