Building Career Skills in Video Production Class (Tech2Learn Series)
Starting with four hand-me-down cameras and four donated computers, high school teacher Jim Sill and his students built a successful media production business in Central California.
Tech2Learn Video Series
Our video series goes inside the classrooms of educators who use technology tools in their lessons every day. Learn from their challenges, celebrate their successes, and share their resources in every episode.
This series is a co-production with the Teaching Channel.
Additional Resources and Tools from Mr. Sill
- Jim Sill's Website
Learn about Mr. Sill's background, see a schedule of his upcoming workshops all around the country, and access some of the resources he uses in his classes.
- EDHS Video
This page on Mr. Sill's main website is dedicated to his video production classes at El Diamante High School in Visalia, CA
- Sonnet Video Lesson
This project, developed by Mr. Sill for his Intro to Video class, has students create videos around Shakespearean sonnets. It's also designed to align with English Language Arts core classroom standards.
- On Air with Ed Hews
Past episodes of El Diamante High School's bi-weekly TV show, produced by Mr. Sill's students, on YouTube
- EDHS Film Class
Student work examples from the Advanced Video class, on YouTube
- Apple Authorized Training Center for Education Program
Mr. Sill's class is an official Apple-authorized training site, which means students can work toward certifications in the nonlinear video editing program Final Cut Pro. Find more information about this program from Apple.
- University of California Visual and Performing Arts Curriculum
Mr. Sill has also aligned his class with the UC Visual and Performing Arts Standards, so students can earn college credit.
- Follow Jim Sill on Twitter.
Visit the Tech2Learn series page to see more resources.