What is it?
This project incorporates project-based STEAM learning into the curriculum at Center for Advanced Learning (CAL)â€™s Digital Media & Design classrooms by making EMSP a client and providing internships at local nonprofit, MetroEast Community Media and small business, Lewis Creative, for selected students over the course of two summers.
Why It’s Important:
This is project-based learning in action. CAL students need ways to build their portfolio out of class.
How It Works:
CAL teacher, Cane Prevost, incorporated EMSP-relevant communications projects into his spring 2018 and SY 18-19 classes. Lewis Creative and MetroEast Community Media supervised six part-time interns in summer 2018 and four full-time interns in 2019 to create the communications deliverables selected. EMSP operated as a client of the two organizations, whose interns developed products and strategy for EMSP communications. Meanwhile, EMSP hired a Communications Assistant to continuously update social media, work on the website, and support newsletter revisions and redesign.
â€¢ Collaboration among a school, a nonprofit, and a small business around STEAM.
â€¢ Paid internships for STEAM students
â€¢ Communications products and strategy for EMSP
- Audience Profiles
- STEAM in Everyday Life video
- Behind-the-scenes video
- EMSP Promo video
- STEAM banners
- STEAM memes
- Content Strategy
- Brochure for industry
- Brochure for educators
- Brochure for community members
- Graphic EMSP window cling for partners
- EMSP Stickers
- 4 video vignettes of EMSP target audiences interacting with STEAM:
- Charles Warrington, MicroChip
- Anjeanette Brown, Oregon Tradeswomen
- Al McQuarters, MHCC
- Aman Singh, City of Gresham
- New website
Center for Advanced Learning
MetroEast Community Media
ODE STEM Innovation Fund