US-RUSSIA DISABILITIES PARTNERSHIP
We are pleased to announce that our partner, the US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange (SEE), has launched a new project – Disabilities Partnership TV (DPTV). The pilot episode of this mew project is now available online via this link. In this episode, you will meet the anchor team – students from Yekaterinburg and Lancaster, PA, and will watch them in action as they meet each other face to face in Russia and the US, get to know the national Russian soccer team for the blind, and join kids with disabilities on a kayaking trip in Boston.
After you’ve watched the pilot episode, please don’t forget to share your thoughts and comments by participating in this brief survey.
And don’t forget that anyone can be a DPTV correspondent and contribute to future episodes. All you need to do is send SEE your stories on disability topics. For details, visit the SEE official website here.
US RUSSIA YOUTH TV BRIDGE PROJECT
Do your students want to record and produce news stories on socially-oriented themes, including volunteerism, environmental stewardship, and innovative technology? The most compelling stories will be shown in full during YTVB episodes. While not every submission can be incorporated into an episode due to time constraints, the YTVB team will make an effort to share all of your stories. We are currently seeking submissions on the following topics:
· Environmental Stewardship
Tell us about young people in the US and Russia who are taking charge of protecting the environment. From cleaning up local habitats, picking trash, recycling and sustainably re-using materials, to protecting and supporting animals, we want to hear about a generation that cares about the environment!
· Special Episode: Charitable deeds during the holidays
Volunteering and donating have become a tradition in the US and Russia during the holiday season. Send us footage about people who are supporting each other and those in need during the most wonderful time of the year.
Do you know people who volunteer their time to feed the hungry? Do you have friends who donate things from their household to those in need? Do you know any emergency responders or people who are helping those affected by natural disasters? Sends us the stories of these charitable, supportive, and heroic people.
· Using technology to improve society
Are there any particularly innovative methods to improving society that you would like to share? Send us footage about young people using technology in creative ways to overcome common challenges and make life better in their communities.
Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis.
*Please note that if you are submitting footage for the special episode “charitable deeds during the holidays,” you must submit it by December 15, 2017 to be considered.
To learn more about the TV Bridge and to apply, please visit the SEE official website here. If you have any questions or encounter any difficulties while filling out the forms, please get in touch with the US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange at firstname.lastname@example.org.
STN 2017-2018 COLLABORATIVE DOCUMENTARY
STN students will collaborate on a documentary project where several schools produce segments on a common topic.
The topic of this year’s collaborative documentary is:
Tenacious Teens: Don't Underestimate Us!
STN encourages students to tackle issues that can in some way effect change. By working collaboratively, students will learn how to share responsibility for workflow and how to produce a piece that is required to fit in a larger project. These are important skills for real-world employment and success. This is a great opportunity to learn more about documentary filmmaking while making a positive impact in our communities.
The Pitch Deadline has passed. Selected schools will be announced soon.
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