Great things happen every day in Jefferson Parish Schools. That’s true even when our doors are closed. We’re calling on the JP Schools family to help us spotlight the great things our kids and educators are doing to stay connected, engaged, and healthy while schools are closed. Here’s how you can show our followers your #JPSchoolsLove and how #WeLearnAtHome.
Click this link to submit your video or pictures in one (or all) of our five #WeLearnAtHome categories. We’ll start sharing our favorites the week of March 30 on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Here’s what we’re looking for:
Move Your Body: Whether it’s exercising or dancing, share videos and pictures of how you’re staying active.
Love Your Teacher: All students have a special educator in their life. Whether you’re a student or family member, share a message with your teacher, principal, counselor, bus driver, cafeteria worker, or any other member of your school family. What are you looking forward to once school resumes? How are you staying engaged while school is out? What do you miss most about seeing them every day?
We Learn: Whether it’s math, science, social studies, or ELA, we know you’re hard at work building your brain muscles. Send us a picture or video of what you learned today.
We Read: Reading for just 30 minutes a day is one of the best things we all can do to keep our minds engaged and focused. Send us a picture or video of what you’re reading.
Talk to My Students: Educators, this is your chance to check in with your students. Share some inspirational words to keep them working hard while school is closed. What are you looking forward to once school resumes? How are you staying engaged while school is out? What do you miss most about seeing your kids every day?
You don’t need fancy camera equipment to record your video. A mobile phone and a heartfelt message are more than enough. Here are a few tips for your video:
- Hold your phone horizontally.
- Record your video in a quiet place so that there are no distracting sounds in the background such as the TV, radio, or outside noise like lawnmowers or vehicles passing.
- Stand about 3 feet away from your subject framing them from the chest up. We want to be able to see everyone’s faces clearly!
- Make sure your subject is well lit. An easy way to do this is for you to stand with your back to a window with your subject facing the window. This way the light falls on your subject. Avoid having your subject stand in front of a window or in front of a lamp.
- Hold your camera as still as possible. Hold your phone in your hands and brace your elbows against the sides of your own body. This helps stabilize your shot.
- When sending in video files, send the original file so that we have the best quality possible.