What is a Residency?
It starts with 2 days of media literacy training customized to complement K-12 units of study by grade and by learning area. Students learn how to analyze what they’re hearing and seeing to become smarter digital citizens.
Then we launch into production. For 10 days, our teaching artists take over the classroom for 1 hour each day where students will write their scripts, shoot their film, and edit their final cuts. Teachers are on hand to help fact checking against their lessons, but other than that, we do all the work!
Our residencies culminate in a classroom film festival and community event to watch the films while applying their media literacy skills as a group.
What Will My Money Fund?
TTMI has proven its model in New York City schools. As schools nationwide have moved online, we want to expand our programming nationwide to deliver remote filmmaking and media literacy workshops and events to deserving schools and communities nationally.
We are looking to raise $180,000 for the 2020-2021 school year. We average 4 classes per grade level at 120 students with a budget of $16,000 for the full 12 day residency.
Our goal is to deliver 10 residencies nationwide and host 2 educational events to engage parents and the broader public about TTMI’s mission and success in the new all digital learning landscape. We supplement our case studies with administrator, teacher and student surveys to continually improve our offerings.