The Digital Video SMASH JAM Workshop is the local Pittsburgh implementation of the Intersections Project, an exciting National Science Foundation funded partnership between the National Writing Project and the Association of Science Teaching Centers. The focus of the project has been working together to create an intersection of literacy and science as well as formal classroom instruction and informal museum-based instruction. The Digital Video SMASH JAM Workshops created by the Carnegie Science Center and Western Pennsylvania Writing Project do just that: learners choose what they are curious about in the museum, engaging with and inquiring about a museum artifact or exhibit, and then produce a short video using the appropriate elements of story.
This program is part of Pittsburgh City of Learning, an initiative of The Sprout Fund. Learn more at the launch event on June 10th.