- Stage Two: Video Production Teams
Participating ABE/ESL students were divided
into four teams of four people each. The four
groups were trained on how to produce and
make a video (Pre production and Production
stages). Each team was assigned a mini project
(see below) and was responsible for capturing
the footage of the process of developing that
mini project. Presently, four students, selected
from the video teams, are working in the Post-production
stage (analog and digital editing) of the
Cesar Chavez video (work in progress).
Huitzil (ABE/GED student) captures
footage (close ups and extreme
close ups)of the Mural Project.
Broux (Oral/Written Communication
student) gets footage from a side
Grijalva (ABE/GED student) getting
long and medium shots of the students
participating in the Mural Project.
team covering the second stage of
the Mural Project (drawing the mural).
a Mural on Cesar Chavez' Life
With this project, students had the opportunity
to incorporate art in ABE/ESL classes. First,
they had to research about the central theme
(Cesar Chavez' life) and about the community
resources available to get a muralist to work
with them in the creation of the mural. Students
also had to decide on the images, materials,
and colors to be used. Once the mural was
finished, they would exhibit it in the Cesar
Chavez March. One of the three video production
teams was responsible for covering step by
step the process involved in creating the
mural and the students' reaction to this project.
They were in charge of the pre-production
and production stages for this mini project.
(Oral/Written Communication student)
and Julio Flores (ABE/GED student) drawing
with charcoal the mural.
(Oral/Written Communication student)
and Leo Casas (Oral/Written Communication
Lea and Leo painting the mural.
Cesar Chavez March
The purpose of this project was to create
in the students awareness of their community
events and promote active involvement and
participation in their communities. On March
30, the students, with their teachers, participated
in the San Francisco traditional Cesar Chavez
March. The second video group was in charge
of covering a San Francisco life event and
getting the footage on their classmates' participation
and reaction to this event as well footage
of interesting events happening during the
Transitional Studies instructor, helping
to carry the students' mural.
students carrying the CCSF Banner during
Cesar Chavez March.
Transitional Studies instructor from
John Adams Campus.
During the week of March 28, all Project
VOICE instructors engaged their students in
activities directed to learn about Cesar Chavez'
life and work.
Ed Murray and Julie
Thomas (ESL instructors) brought to
their classes a UFW spokeperson to inform
the students about this organization.
(Computers for ESL instructor) had her multi-level
class research on Cesar Chavez; participated
with her students in Cesar Chavez Day March;
and is developing with the students a webpage
on Cesar Chavez.
discussed the life of Cesar Chavez and the
significance of labor unions and the struggle
for workers rights in his ESL 3 class.
had her ESL 7/8 class do a jigsaw reading
with a Cesar Chavez life story article. She
had her students explain the article to each
other so all got a good understanding of his
Cesar Chavez Project Video as PBL end product
(work in progress)
During this project, the video postproduction
team will be working with the subject matter
expert to learn the postproduction stage (digital
and analog editing) to make a video. The students
will be responsible for revising all the footage
collected by the other teams. Then, they will
select and log the footage to be included
in the final video. Final step is for the
students to edit the footage to create The
Cesar Chavez Project Video.
Once the video is finished, students will
meet to talk about their experiences (achievments
and frustrations) in carrying out this project.
They will brainstorm on what worked and what
they would do differently to achieve better
This informational video can be used as a
visual aid/learning tool in the classroom.
It can also be used as a resource for teachers
on how to implement PBL activities in their
curriculum and develop a video as an end product.
We will have the video available in the teacher
room of Mission Campus for anyone to view
it with their students. If
you are interested in getting a copy of this
video, call Maria Rosales,, the Project Director,
at (415) 241-2376.