Book Commercials: Using Video to Enhance Children's Literature


Book Commercials: Using Video to Enhance Children's Literature

Join WeVideo ambassador Craig Dunlap as he shows us how to turn the traditional elementary school book report into multimodal experience using the power of video! A number of years ago, his second graders reimagined book reports by turning them into a video service project. This multi-disciplinary project has helped to promote  literacy in their school library through the creation of book commercials and has connected them with authors and publishers around the world. Come and find out how you can start a book commercial project at your school too!

Craig Dunlap

Craig Dunlap is the Blended Learning Teacher at Yealey Elementary School in Florence, KY. He loves teaching students about robotics, coding, digital storytelling, and especially video production. Craig's favorite place is outside - whether on a hiking trail or on a beach - with his family. He is a frequent presenter at KySTE and ISTE. Craig is an ambassador for both WeVideo and Kodable and was the 2021 Kentucky Technology Teacher of the Year.

Ryan Kochevar

Ryan is WeVideo's Customer Success Enablement and Programs Director with over a decade of experience in K-12 education. Ryan creates instructional resources, designs and leads teacher training and workshops, and provides all kinds of ideas on how to use WeVideo in the K-12 classroom. Ryan holds a Master's degree in Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning with an emphasis in educational technologies from Sonoma State University.