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 Lights, Camera Action: Here Comes iVIE

It's time for students and teachers to get those cameras recording again for some exciting project-based learning. The annual Innovative Video in Education competition will be open for submissions soon.

The competition, better known as iVIE, is organized by the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE). It's a powerful way for teachers to incorporate standards-based hands-on experiences into their lessons.

"iVIE is a great way to encourage 21st-century learning skills and supports the new state standards for our students," said Craig Leach, technology integration specialist. "Video production gives students an opportunity to practice teamwork and media literacy—not to mention, it's fun."

The submission period for next year's competition opens Nov. 2 and will remain open until March 11.

To get teachers and students excited and informed about the competition, SDCOE will hold a kickoff webinar on Oct. 28. Fill out this Google Form to sign up for the webinar.

The contest is open to students throughout the county in kindergarten through 12th grade. It culminates with a film festival in April.

Submitted videos are judged by media professionals and educators. Awards will be given in categories including math, science, language arts, documentary, and public service announcement.

The iVIE competition has drawn thousands of participating students from every grade level across San Diego County for the last 15 years. Throughout the school year, teachers and students use video as a project-based learning tool, creating videos that ignite imagination and inspire student confidence.