The University of Arizona: Language Learners become Filmmakers: Connecting STEM, Digital Literacies, and Language Arts

A webinar presented by Veronica Oguilve, Jill Castek, Jessica Summers and Lia Falco from the University of Arizona.

In today’s world, it is important for learners to have opportunities for self-expression and meaning-making through multimodal creation processes. From remixing to documenting everyday events, filmmaking encourages participatory meaning making and promotes meaningful language use within and beyond the classroom.  This webinar follows the implementation of “Film School for Global Scientists,” a CERCLL project that links filmmaking and second language learning to water conservation and environmental stewardship.

This webinar presents filmmaking as a strategy that encourages students to use their linguistic resources, scientific knowledge and digital literacies to design films that speak to the wider community. In this interactive session, presenters will share ways that a school-wide collaboration invited connections between language learning, language arts and STEM.

Participants will:

  • Learn filmmaking techniques that encourage second language learning.
  • Explore ways that mentor texts can be used to scaffold the language learning process.
  • Discuss strategies for implementing filmmaking in their own second language teaching context.

Illustrative examples will feature student perspectives and a showcase of students’ short films. Presenters will offer guidance about translation apps, genre considerations and the pairing of visual and linguistic resources to convey a second language purposefully.

Registration will close at 5 p.m. on December 7, 2021.

Participants attending can request a certificate of attendance for 1.5 hours of Continuing Education during the live event; or they can request a digital badge after the event.

Participants requiring closed captions at the time of CERCLL’s events should request this at least a week in advance by emailing CERCLL at
Date: December 8, 2021
Time: 4 – 5:30 pm Arizona
Location: Online
  • Audience: Adult, STEM Professional, Teachers & Educators
  • Genre: Arts, Culture & Social Science, STEM/STEAM
  • Type: Online, Workshop

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Dec 08 2021


4:00 pm - 5:30 pm



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