Teachers capture movement, personalities at #SRLBootCamp2015

More than 30 teachers from across the U.S. gathered in Washington, D.C. this summer to hone their storytelling skills at the annual Student Reporting Labs teacher workshop.

Collaborating with one another and public media mentors, the teachers attended workshops and demonstrations while practicing shooting, editing and web publishing in preparation for the upcoming school year. They also brainstormed ways to engage students in the classroom and topics that would benefit from a youth perspective.

The teachers worked hard to produce profiles of local artists and athletes during the week. Watch the completed pieces below.

Shifting futures one gear at a time

Produced by:

Rakeda Ervin, Manor High School 
Louis Mazza, The Arts Academy At Benjamin Rush
Richard W. McGhee, Suitland High School

Kick, flip, trick: repeat

Produced by:

Victor Fernandez, Alonzo and Tracy Mourning Senior High Biscayne Bay Camp
Jamie Flanagan, Fraser High School
Kerry Smith, Hinkley High School

Poet for social justice

Produced by:

Karen Davis, Miami Country Day School
sse Norfleet, Midpeninsula Community Media Center
Jennifer Overdevest, West Ranch High School

Breakdance brotherhood

Produced by:

Renee Aalund, Turtle Mountain Community High School
Ann Michael, Bozeman High School
Chris Schwalm, Cedar Crest High School
Cindy Stoker, Jersey Village High School

A smile worth a thousand words

Produced by:

Kris Doran, Trumbull Career & Technical Center
Donna Griffin, Arsenal Technical High School
Bernadine Judson, Etiwanda High School

Dance: A door to discipline

Produced by:

Clint Gima, Maui High School
Neena Kumar, Legacy Early College High School
Chris Lazarski, Wauwatosa West High School
Carrie Swaim, Immanuel Lutheran Christian Academy

Skateboarding to the future

Produced by:

Mark Eaton, T.C. Williams High School
Gina Gray, Dalton Middle School
Heidi Whitus, Communications Arts High School

Blank canvas

Produced by:

Jason Burchard, Vista PEAK Preparatory
Mary Dunn, Pleasure Ridge Park High School
Justin Ford, Park Hill High School
Shonda Tindall, Mesquite ISD Technology Excellence Center

The shelter that saves

Produced by:

Brandon Lopez, Archbishop Coleman F. Carroll High School
Belinda Stark, Hardin County Schools
Melissa Sherman, Hughes STEM High School