at different ways to hook up a laptop computer to a projector or
large-screen TV for presentation purposes. They learn about S-VHS,
A/V connectors, and VGA projection. Completion of this workshop
makes students eligible to take Workshop 2, after which they may
be sent throughout the school to perform these various tasks for
school programs and projects.
Video/digital camera controls
Students first set up a tripod and learn how to attach a video camera
to the shoe for easy and accurate video-taping during extended periods
when holding the camera will tire the user. They then learn how
to operate both a video camera and a digital still camera for use
about their school for various projects and needs.
a Personal Narrative
taking this intensive workshop explore ways to express themselves
through essays and self-examination exercises. This workshop is
completed when students are able to write a comprehensive autobiography
illustrating not only what they've learned about themselves throughout
the shop, but also the skills and techniques necessary to complete
a thoroughly written body of work.
will take what they know about exploring and writing about themselves
to new levels in this advanced course on short fiction writing.
Students must be able to recall factual experiences and complete
fictionalized short stories about them. They will also indulge their
imaginations as they make up experiences or people to write about.
Students learn elements of writing and telling stories in this course.
Speaking / Debate Club
In this segment
of our Creative Writers Program, students learn strong oral communications
skills and prepare to face off with their peers on various issues
of interest to them. Students will learn proper debate etiquette
and protocol, as well as how to use online discussion forums to
cull and to share information. This workshop comes at the same time
as the Philadelphia School District's current
"Words That Shook the World"
writing and speaking contest.