SpotEd is a school-based program founded at the Jefferson Elementary School in the West Jefferson Hills School District that implements video as a means for instruction, creative expression, discovery, and developing digital literacy.
SpotEd centers on the use of video production and consumption in elementary school education. Through funding provided by the Spark Fund, we have transformed an outdated computer lab into a video production studio. In this room, we are filming morning announcements, instructional videos, and creative productions. A new curriculum is being implemented for our third, fourth and fifth grade students that teaches them video production, computer editing, digital citizenship, and digital literacy. In addition, our teachers are being trained to use the equipment so that they can create educational videos which may be used to create a blended learning environment that combines digitally video with traditional classroom instruction. Through this, we are offering our students the opportunity to gain digital literacy through video production as well as consumption so that they are able to create, interpret, and learn in our technology saturated culture.
This program primarily serves the students of Jefferson Elementary School which includes Kindergarten through 5th grade.