Each teacher will receive, without charge, a multiple DVD education package which includes the film Nobelity ("Nine Ways to Change the World." Esquire Magazine), their 2009 feature documentary, One Peace at a Time, the series "Short Films for Big Changes" and the Nobelity Video Library featuring the insights of Desmond Tutu, Wangari Maathai, Muhammad Yunus, Ahmed Zewail, Steve Chu and many others. These materials instruct and inspire students to understand that they have the ability to provide the basic rights to which every child on earth is entitled, including clean water, adequate nutrition, education, health care, economic opportunity and a safe and healthy environment. Students are encouraged to engage with specific solutions including microfinance, water and education projects, sustainable agriculture, combating climate change, and much more.
In addition to their direct outreach to thousands of teachers, any other teacher who wishes to enroll in the program at the website, www.nobelity.org, will also receive these materials free of charge. The website is expanding to include extensive lesson plans for teachers in multiple languages. For students, the Nobelity WebQuest will guide students in an online circle of learning that connects them to the world around them through weblinks, streaming video and online, and interactive games with real world results.
While the Nobelity In Schools program continues to reach out to additional schools, teachers, and students in the Fall of 2009, the Nobelity Project will wrap production on their next film, One Peace at a Time. Concurrent with the completion of the film, there will be a significant expansion of the related education materials at nobelity.org. These materials will include the Nobelity WebQuest and related streaming video, research, and interactive game links. The Nobelity Project will also be expanding our education outreach through the IB/International Baccalaureate Schools and other school and teacher alliances, and adding a network of connections to our education and development partners around the world.
In March 2009, concurrent with the film festival premiers of 'One Peace at a Time,' thousands of double DVD film/education packages will be delivered to teachers, who can use the films in part or whole in a wide array of subjects ranging from health and humanities, social studies, general and environmental sciences, and more.
Throughout the 2009 and 2010 school years, the website materials will grow from the contributions of students and teachers alike.
The Nobelity Project maintains specific records of each teacher to whom are delivered materials, and compiles expanded information from every teacher enrolled at the site, including grade and number of students engaged in the program, and subject taught. Teachers also complete an annual program evaluation with specific metrics and information to help the project refine and focus the work. The website at nobelity.org also tracks specific metrics including number of page views, videos watched, games played, etc.
The program also targets specific underserved schools, schools systems, and geographic areas. By highlighting the role of women in numerous solutions around the world, the project inspires and encourages a larger number of girls to participate in the program and community service projects that support their own experience of creating positive change.
The success of this commitment will be measured utilizing the following metrics:
- 10,000 teachers will receive free DVDs and educational materials.
- 1,000,000 students to view video materials in classroom or afterschool settings.
- 1,000,000 online viewings of video materials.
- 250,000 trees to be planted per year through student participation in online interactive games with real world results.
- 2,500 submissions to essay contests that provide high school seniors with keystone opportunities for college acceptance, with a focus primarily on working with underserved school districts.
- 1,000 student organizations sponsoring screenings in schools or communities that result in awareness raising discussion and direct action.
- 250 new activities or curriculum supplements that are created using the materials as the base (such as lesson plans.)