It has been a busy month for Salisbury High School media/English teacher Kelly Wetherhold, who was recently recognized as both a Keystone Technology Innovator and a 2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator.
Mr. Wetherhold was among a select group of 45 teachers across Pennsylvania to be named as a PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators. This distinction recognizes:
- K-12 educators with a passion for using digital technology and media.
- Leaders with a desire to empower their peers and share strategies around digital media integration.
- Active sharers of content and ideas through social media.
- PBS Education ambassadors who embrace life-long learning, collaboration and recognizes the power technology has to inspire students. (http://pbslm-marketing.lunchbox.pbs.org)
The Keystone Technology Innovators program recognizes similar qualities in educators. KTI identifies, invites, and supports teachers who use technology to transform education and inspire students. Mr. Wetherhold is the latest in a line of SHS teachers to be recognized by the KTI program. Past SHS honorees have included Laura Dos Santos (Spanish / biology), Jennifer Brinson (social studies), and Robin Burns (library / media specialist).
Salisbury High School will host the I.M.P.A.C.T. Film Festival at Salisbury High School on Friday, May 15 at 6:00 PM. Tickets for admission are $3.00 and can be reserved or purchased at the door. A mandatory meeting for rules and this year’s theme will be held on Wednesday, April 8 at 7:00 at Salisbury High School. ANY STUDENT WANTING TO PARTICIPATE MUST ATTEND THE MEETING. All Lehigh Valley high school students grades 9-12 are invited to attend. The film festival will feature contributions from aspiring filmmakers currently enrolled in high schools across the Lehigh Valley. Students interested in participating in this year’s film festival must attend the meeting held at Salisbury High School on Wednesday, April 8 at 7:00 PM. Salisbury High School is located at 500 East Montgomery St. in Allentown.
The I.M.P.A.C.T Film Festival is sponsored by Dan’s Camera City, PBS39, RCN and the Salisbury Township School District. Awards will be distributed to winners in the following categories: Best Film, Best Direction, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Screenplay, Best Special Effects. RCN will broadcast select films on a date after the festival.
What is the I.M.P.A.C.T. Film Festival?
Salisbury Media students are looking to repurpose education one frame at a time.
I.M.P.A.C.T. stands for Integrated Media Production — Arts, Communication, Technology. The students of Salisbury High School run the I.M.P.A.C.T. Film Festival with complete autonomy.
The mission of the I.M.P.A.C.T. Film Festival is to showcase independent student films as a legitimate art form; provide educational opportunities for participants across the region; encourage student-driven competition to build knowledge of the process of filmmaking and collaboration; and to offer the greater community a forum for the appreciation and critique of student art.
For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, @impactff on Twitter, or our Facebook page at facebook.com/impactfilmfestival.