If you're not satisfied with the grade you received for your "EXERCISE" grade, you can complete the following written make up assignment. Please follow the instructions carefully, you will only have 1 chance to make up the assignment.
When writing your answers please keep the following in mind: We spent 3 weeks on the video, working from an already completed/planned storyboard. In total you had 9 hours to complete your video from the quiz to uploading it to your webpage. Additionally, you were allowed to stay after school if needed and had 4-5 other group members to support you.
STEP 1: Open a Google Doc in another tab OR get out a clean sheet of folder paper.
STEP 2 OPTION 1: Answer the following questions if you would like to raise your grade by 1 letter grade (100 words):
STEP 2 OPTION 2: Answer the following questions if you would like to raise your grade by 2 letter grades (250 words):
STEP 3: Ensure you have correct amount of words required for the option you are attempting. If you're answering on a piece of paper, please include your word count at the top of the paper under your name. If you're on Google Docs, look under tools > word count to find out if you have 250 words or more.
STEP 4: Share your Google Doc with: firstname.lastname@example.org or turn in your paper to Mr. Toyota by Dec. 4th. Late make up assignments will not be accepted.
STEP 5: You will be graded based on the quality of your answers, not your spelling and grammar. Please put thought into your reflections as this assignment is meant to help you realize how you can improve for future video assignments.
Media @ EMMS
Tiger Media is the video production team of Ewa Makai Middle School. Our programs include an Exploratory program for students interested in learning more about video production and an Advanced program for students who would like to extend their learning into professional and real-world video production.
About Mr. Toyota
When they say "professions run in the family," the saying holds true for my family and I. My mother, my aunty, and my grandmother were all teachers before me and I didn't ever think I'd be the one to take up the mantle. I've been teaching since 2008 and started at the age of 23 years old.
I'm a National Board Certified teacher with a Bachelor's in Secondary Education: Social Studies. Additionally, I have served in various roles ranging from an HSTA PD Trainer and Consultant, AVID Site Team Member, Club Advisory, Volleyball Coach, Event Organizer, and Chair for the CxK Media Cohort.
Basic Teaching Philosophy
There are constantly occurring learning opportunities. As a teacher, it is my duty to not only help students see these opportunities at face value, but to help them profit from these experiences.
I believe that learning is growing and that growing in the right direction is an important aspect of being successful. I can help the imperfect, I can hardly help those who are perfect. Although academics is an important part of a child's life, I understand that a child's life is even more important than school as an institution. Homework, tests, grades, and due dates pale in comparison to preparing a child for their future. I am but one person amongst a community of people that will come into a child's life, whether my role is small or large, my actions have lasting implications.
I will always strive to make a difference, to help student's grow in the right direction, to develop their passions, and to prepare them for the struggles ahead. It is my duty, my honor, and my will as their teacher.
- Ethan Toyota