ATTENTION MEDIA CLUB MEMBERS!
Building off of the success from last year's Student Film Festival, the Leeward Media Network (formerly Campbell x Kapolei Media Network) will be hosting an event meant to challenge students in a timed video competition while introducing them to media programs and students from across the Leeward district.
For this event, students will hear from various media teachers in a "Media Slam," where each teacher will present a short media lesson that students can incorporate into their skill set. Following this event, students will be "mixed" up, given a set of video requirements and instructions (by way of STN-style), and expected to pool their skills together to make an award-winning video product within a 4 hour window.
Like all Media all Media Network events, this event is meant to expand student understanding of video production, develop their passion in media, and bring together like-minded student film makers. This event is by invitation only and costs $10 (food and supplies).
About The Program
The Ewa Makai Media group consists of Hawaii's first all-inclusive mandatory media program focusing on: Video Production, Business Exploration, and App Design.
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 serve as a HSTA PD Trainer, Media Department Founder at Ewa Makai Middle School, Club Advisor, and Event Organizer for video-focused events in the Leeward District.
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