Michelle Grant-Groves

Early Education Policy Architect & Advocate

Mother of two and a Doctoral Student at Mills College - Michelle is currently leading a national initiative in Oakland, CA that is set to interrupt and transform 3rd grade literacy outcomes for young African American Male students via adaptive and technical shifts/supports city-wide. More info. @ OUSD Office of African American Male Achievement www.ousd.k12.ca.us/domain/78 ENGAGE. ENCOURAGE. EMPOWER.

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October 3rd, 2013 marked Day 2 of our Leave It Better reGeneration Program at Dos Puentes Elementary School - an introduction to Interviewing for Video Storytelling.  The Leave It Better team arrived early to set up the classroom with head teacher Ms. Jaar and to get the projector ready so that the kindergarteners could view the film we put together of their 6 basic film shots which they learned on Day 1.  
The students arrived promptly at 11:50 AM and we launched right into the lesson reviewing the 6 basic film shots.  As Dos Puentes is a Dual Language School, we reviewed the 6 shots in both Spanish and English.  After the review we showed the students their film, a compilation of close up on the action, close up on the face, the wide shot, over the shoulder and experimental shots.   
Following the film, our team introduced the students to interviews and how interviews are used in video storytelling.  A handful of students were selected to model the shots in front of the class and then after giving out the garden drawings they completed last week, the students partnered up and conducted video interviews with each-other.Ms. Jaar created some bi-lingual cards depicting the 6 Basic Film Shots which is a great visual for the students and helps jog their memory when the name of the shots and what they involve don’t immediately come to memory.  Thank also to our Sharlene Aquiler , who is working with Leave It Better to align our program to the National Common Core Standards.  
The kindergarteners let out some big cheers when we announced that the Leave It Better team will be returning to Dos Puentes in two weeks for an introduction to red wiggler worms and compost!
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leaveitbetterblog:

October 3rd, 2013 marked Day 2 of our Leave It Better reGeneration Program at Dos Puentes Elementary School - an introduction to Interviewing for Video Storytelling.  The Leave It Better team arrived early to set up the classroom with head teacher Ms. Jaar and to get the projector ready so that the kindergarteners could view the film we put together of their 6 basic film shots which they learned on Day 1.  
The students arrived promptly at 11:50 AM and we launched right into the lesson reviewing the 6 basic film shots.  As Dos Puentes is a Dual Language School, we reviewed the 6 shots in both Spanish and English.  After the review we showed the students their film, a compilation of close up on the action, close up on the face, the wide shot, over the shoulder and experimental shots.   
Following the film, our team introduced the students to interviews and how interviews are used in video storytelling.  A handful of students were selected to model the shots in front of the class and then after giving out the garden drawings they completed last week, the students partnered up and conducted video interviews with each-other.Ms. Jaar created some bi-lingual cards depicting the 6 Basic Film Shots which is a great visual for the students and helps jog their memory when the name of the shots and what they involve don’t immediately come to memory.  Thank also to our Sharlene Aquiler , who is working with Leave It Better to align our program to the National Common Core Standards.  
The kindergarteners let out some big cheers when we announced that the Leave It Better team will be returning to Dos Puentes in two weeks for an introduction to red wiggler worms and compost!
Zoom Info
leaveitbetterblog:

October 3rd, 2013 marked Day 2 of our Leave It Better reGeneration Program at Dos Puentes Elementary School - an introduction to Interviewing for Video Storytelling.  The Leave It Better team arrived early to set up the classroom with head teacher Ms. Jaar and to get the projector ready so that the kindergarteners could view the film we put together of their 6 basic film shots which they learned on Day 1.  
The students arrived promptly at 11:50 AM and we launched right into the lesson reviewing the 6 basic film shots.  As Dos Puentes is a Dual Language School, we reviewed the 6 shots in both Spanish and English.  After the review we showed the students their film, a compilation of close up on the action, close up on the face, the wide shot, over the shoulder and experimental shots.   
Following the film, our team introduced the students to interviews and how interviews are used in video storytelling.  A handful of students were selected to model the shots in front of the class and then after giving out the garden drawings they completed last week, the students partnered up and conducted video interviews with each-other.Ms. Jaar created some bi-lingual cards depicting the 6 Basic Film Shots which is a great visual for the students and helps jog their memory when the name of the shots and what they involve don’t immediately come to memory.  Thank also to our Sharlene Aquiler , who is working with Leave It Better to align our program to the National Common Core Standards.  
The kindergarteners let out some big cheers when we announced that the Leave It Better team will be returning to Dos Puentes in two weeks for an introduction to red wiggler worms and compost!
Zoom Info
leaveitbetterblog:

October 3rd, 2013 marked Day 2 of our Leave It Better reGeneration Program at Dos Puentes Elementary School - an introduction to Interviewing for Video Storytelling.  The Leave It Better team arrived early to set up the classroom with head teacher Ms. Jaar and to get the projector ready so that the kindergarteners could view the film we put together of their 6 basic film shots which they learned on Day 1.  
The students arrived promptly at 11:50 AM and we launched right into the lesson reviewing the 6 basic film shots.  As Dos Puentes is a Dual Language School, we reviewed the 6 shots in both Spanish and English.  After the review we showed the students their film, a compilation of close up on the action, close up on the face, the wide shot, over the shoulder and experimental shots.   
Following the film, our team introduced the students to interviews and how interviews are used in video storytelling.  A handful of students were selected to model the shots in front of the class and then after giving out the garden drawings they completed last week, the students partnered up and conducted video interviews with each-other.Ms. Jaar created some bi-lingual cards depicting the 6 Basic Film Shots which is a great visual for the students and helps jog their memory when the name of the shots and what they involve don’t immediately come to memory.  Thank also to our Sharlene Aquiler , who is working with Leave It Better to align our program to the National Common Core Standards.  
The kindergarteners let out some big cheers when we announced that the Leave It Better team will be returning to Dos Puentes in two weeks for an introduction to red wiggler worms and compost!
Zoom Info

leaveitbetterblog:

October 3rd, 2013 marked Day 2 of our Leave It Better reGeneration Program at Dos Puentes Elementary School - an introduction to Interviewing for Video Storytelling.  The Leave It Better team arrived early to set up the classroom with head teacher Ms. Jaar and to get the projector ready so that the kindergarteners could view the film we put together of their 6 basic film shots which they learned on Day 1.  

The students arrived promptly at 11:50 AM and we launched right into the lesson reviewing the 6 basic film shots.  As Dos Puentes is a Dual Language School, we reviewed the 6 shots in both Spanish and English.  After the review we showed the students their film, a compilation of close up on the action, close up on the face, the wide shot, over the shoulder and experimental shots.   

Following the film, our team introduced the students to interviews and how interviews are used in video storytelling.  A handful of students were selected to model the shots in front of the class and then after giving out the garden drawings they completed last week, the students partnered up and conducted video interviews with each-other.

Ms. Jaar created some bi-lingual cards depicting the 6 Basic Film Shots which is a great visual for the students and helps jog their memory when the name of the shots and what they involve don’t immediately come to memory.  Thank also to our Sharlene Aquiler , who is working with Leave It Better to align our program to the National Common Core Standards.  

The kindergarteners let out some big cheers when we announced that the Leave It Better team will be returning to Dos Puentes in two weeks for an introduction to red wiggler worms and compost!

washingtonpost:

LBJ tapes reveal his push to hire women.

“For every minute he thought about women’s issues, Johnson thought a day or a week about race issues. That was central to his presidency and his time and to his legacy. But also, as you are making African Americans progress and allowing the civil rights movement to progress, half the people you are helping are women.”

Listen to the actual tapes here!

History. We still have work to do.

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