January Newsletter
Dear Community Members,

Please share this information with parents and educators you know.

We wish you peace and happiness in the new year.

Warm regards,

The MY HERO Project Team

Calendar & Lesson Plans
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Submit an essay about your mentor and be eligible to win a cash prize.
Deadline extended to January 21 .

January 17
January 20
January 27
January 30
MY HERO International Film Festival
2020 Call for Entries
Deadline May 1

Seeking short films, art, songs that celebrate heroes around the globe!

Students and professionals of all ages are invited to submit original work.

Special Prizes for Student Work — Awards will be given to students of all ages for original Art, Songs and Short Films.

Prizes will be awarded for classroom projects as well as individual work for short films (10 minutes or less).

Categories include: Documentary - Narrative - Music Video - PSA - Experimental - Animation – VR. 

For more info:   media@myheroproject.org
Register for the MY HERO Learning Circles before the end of January.

Join MY HERO educator Laura Nietzer for Open Office Hours/Educator Info sessions on the third Tuesday of each month January-April. 
January's session:  January 21, 2020 @ 7:00 pm  (EST)

Community Updates
With the support of the Max Factor Family Foundation, MY HERO has partnered with teachers and students in schools to integrate MY HERO resources in classrooms across Los Angeles County. Educational consultant Jamie Gravell, MA, a PhD Candidate from UCLA, has facilitated multi-classroom partnerships with the UCLA Lab School, Los Altos High School, and the Mann UCLA Community School. The schools are utilizing the multimedia MY HERO program with youth age 4 to 18 in early childhood education, middle school journalism, speech classrooms, and high school English Language Development courses.

If you are a school in Los Angeles County and interested in personalized professional development and curriculum planning support for this semester, please contact Jamie at jjgravell@ucla.edu .

MY HERO GreenShorts Video Workshop

Students and teachers in Southern California — The MY HERO Project is collaborating with UCLA Green Shorts and New Roads School to present a workshop for high school students about Environmental Video Production. The workshop includes a screening of winning films along with mentoring for pre-production, production and post-production.

February 9th from 1 - 4 pm
New Roads School - 3131 Olympic Blvd,
Santa Monica, Ca. 90404

If you are a high school media teacher, or student, interested in this workshop, please contact media@myheroproject.org .

Teacher Resources
Questions? Email MY HERO Educator Laura Nietzer at: Laura@myheroproject.org
Download and share the MY HERO QUICK START GUIDE.


January 0 8 Stephen Hawking
January 17  Kid Inventors Day
January 20 Martin Luther King Day (US)


February 00 Black History Month
February 14 Valentine's Day
February 21 Mother Language Day

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