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Community Engaged Teaching

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Media Teaching Artists: Brandon Kramer, Ellie Walton
GWU Professors: Maia Sheppard, Brian Casemore
GWU Students: Vaughn Perry, Aimee Radic, Abbie Petit, Cassandra Graham, Emma Abruzzo, Katherine McClintic
Executive Producers: Brandon Kramer, Lance Kramer


Community Engaged Teaching (CET) is a unique Masters of Education program at George Washington University that prepares its pre-service teachers to develop the knowledge, skills, and aptitude necessary to teach for engaged citizenship and foster community building in the classroom and greater school environment. Through a series of workshops co-facilitated by teaching artists from Meridian Hill Pictures and CET faculty, CET pre-service teachers learn video storytelling, media production, editing and community outreach through MHP’s national standards-based ‘Community Video Storytelling’ curriculum. The teachers learn the art of community video storytelling by creating their own short documentary videos reflecting on their understanding of what it means to be a community-engaged teacher. The participating teachers also receive resource guides and advanced training that offers them the opportunity to leverage the knowledge from the course to integrate media arts and documentary storytelling into their first year of teaching. Aligning with MHP’s mission to cultivate social impact through filmmaking, participating teachers investigate the ways in which media produced by students and teachers can create positive changes in education locally and nationwide.


Wednesday, June 26
Corcoran Gallery of Art
In partnership with Corcoran ArtReach


Design & Development by Velocity | Illustrations by Steven Weinberg Studios