Have you ever wanted to judge a film festival? Do you want
to see first-hand some of the innovative and creative projects local students
The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) is looking
for judges for the Innovative Video in Education program, better known as iVIE. The event is presented by San Diego County Credit Union.
Anybody can apply to be a judge, but organizers are
particularly looking for parents, educators and entertainment industry
Judges will view as many as 20 short videos on their own
time at home, which is expected to take two or three hours.
“It’s a great chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at the
process and to see the powerful learning that’s happening in our classrooms,”
said Leigh Murrell, who’s organizing the event for SDCOE.
Here’s how it works:
- Between March 12 and the
23, judges will log into an online form.
- Less than 20 videos will
be available in your queue. Each is between three and seven minutes.
- Select the video, watch
it, and rate it based on a provided scoring rubric.
The film festival and awards will be held April 25 at
UltraStar Mission Valley. Awards will be given in categories including math,
science, language arts, documentary, and public service announcement.
You can apply to be a judge through this
The iVIE program is a powerful way for teachers to
incorporate standards-based hands-on experiences into their lessons. The
competition provides a chance for students to take ownership of their learning
in a collaborative and rigorous environment.
“It’s an opportunity for student voice and creativity,” Murrell
said. “With the Common Core State Standards, the ability to take that learning
and apply it to real-world situations encourages the deeper thinking that
students need to be successful.”
The competition has drawn thousands of participating K-12 students from throughout the county over the last 14 years.