Have you discovered curiosity in how to use video lessons in your school or even virtual classroom? Are you curious about how to utilize creative video production and green screen effects to teach mindfulness and SEL (social and emotional learning) skills? If you answered “YES!”, then this session is for you. We’re in a time where SEL, building relationships, and incorporating mindfulness into our schools is more important than anything else we teach. Join me for a guaranteed uplifting and mindful session!
Presented by Ryan Kochevar & Erika Sandstrom
Ryan is WeVideo's Education Programs Manager with over a decade of experience in K-12 education. Ryan comes from both formal school settings where he taught 3rd and 4th grade as well as out-of-school, informal learning settings where he served as an after-school and summer camp instructor, programs manager, and curriculum director; designing STEAM, SEL, and Maker-Centered Learning experiences. At WeVideo, 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 that helps our users access our product more frequently and more successfully. Ryan holds a Master's degree in Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning with an emphasis in educational technologies from Sonoma State University.
Erika is a Digital Learning Coach and Digital Media Teacher specializing in Green Screen and Video Production. In her 31st year, she created and presented Mindfulness Professional Development globally, founded @ClubMindful, and serves as a leader for her District’s SEL Team. Her passion is to help educators, students, and parents globally through a movement called #MyBreathingBubble to incorporate mindfulness into everyday tasks and beyond!
Dubbed "Green Screen Gal," Erika shares her passions as a featured speaker at conferences, through professional development, online webinars, and online courses. She has hosted live webinars for Wakelet, WeVideo, Adobe, and presented in educational summits, podcasts, as well as Climate Action Day. Erika also hosted the 1st annual Green Screen Summit in July 2021 and recently was featured on the cover of the of Ed Tech K12 Magazine. Her dream is to help others harness the power of balancing their MIND, BODY and SPIRITS in creative ways!