Presentation Title

Celebrity Connections Beyond the Classroom

Location

Bell Hall, Rm 181

Start Date

29-3-2018 3:30 PM

End Date

29-3-2018 4:20 PM

Type of Presentation

50 minute Best Practices Session Presentation

Proposal for Presentation

After using a Youtube video of actor, Siaka Massaquoi, to introduce a name origin writing assignment, a simple Facebook comment lead to a response from Siaka and immediate connections from L.A. to Saint Joseph. After creating introductory videos, 33 students contributed to google slides to share with the actor before a google hangout was scheduled in November so they could talk to him in real time. Because deep connections were made, instead of connecting via computer, he surprised the kids in real life and shared his message of positivity, love, and encouragement with the school. The footage of the visit was made into a SoulPancake short that has gone viral.

Acknowledgments

Padlet timeline of events

SoulPancake's That Moment You Learn the Meaning of Your Name video

Herald Palladium's coverage of the story

If the documentary is ready in time (from SoulPancake), I would link to that as well

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Mar 29th, 3:30 PM Mar 29th, 4:20 PM

Celebrity Connections Beyond the Classroom

Bell Hall, Rm 181

After using a Youtube video of actor, Siaka Massaquoi, to introduce a name origin writing assignment, a simple Facebook comment lead to a response from Siaka and immediate connections from L.A. to Saint Joseph. After creating introductory videos, 33 students contributed to google slides to share with the actor before a google hangout was scheduled in November so they could talk to him in real time. Because deep connections were made, instead of connecting via computer, he surprised the kids in real life and shared his message of positivity, love, and encouragement with the school. The footage of the visit was made into a SoulPancake short that has gone viral.