SILVIA'S STORY

Dominican Hospital, Santa Cruz

Patient experience stories present  personal profiles of challenge and transformation. Silvia was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent radical surgery within weeks. This short segment reflects her courage and resolve through her recovery with the assistance of the lymphedema center of Dominican Hospital, Santa Cruz.

CALLI SUMMIT

California Education Partners

California Education Partners seeds and grows collaborations among California’s school systems, so that they innovate, improve, and build internal capacity as learning organizations. The CALLI project is an Ed Partner's initiative and this video was part of a convening kick off.

FAMILY ENGAGEMENT INSTITUTE

Californians Dedicated to Education

Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation launched the Engaging Families in the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Development Initiative. The initiative is grounded in the  research-based framework designed to build capacity among district leaders, educators and families to partner with one another around school improvement. This video presents an overview of the initiative.

 

CALIFORNIA SCHOOL DASHBOARD

CDE

The California School Dashboard is an online tool designed to help communities across the state access important information about K–12 schools and districts. A series of videos introduced the Dashboard to schools and families.

WE ARE LEADERSHIP

Leadership Public High Schools

LPS is a network of public charter high schools in the San Francisco Bay Area. The mission of LPS  is to create educational equity and empower students for college, career and community leadership and share  practices on a national scale.

GROWTH MINDSET RESEARCH OF CAROLE DWECK

Mind Scholar's Network

The Mindset Scholars Network’s mission is to advance the scientific understanding of learning mindsets in order to improve student outcomes and expand educational opportunity. This video presents results supporting mind growth research.

 

A FAMILY LITERACY NIGHT

A family engagement success

An overview of one school's successful approach to family engagement based on the training of teachers and administrators from the Family Learning Engagement Institute. The family literacy night offered learning experiences to help families help their kids.

PROJECT HEAL

Harvest to table

Project HEAL envisions a world where everyone understands the connection between our food, our health and our environment. Each year more than 4,000 students learn where their food comes from and why it matters through The HEAL Project's educational programs.

REAL OPTIONS FOR CITY KIDS

Offering opportunity

Based in San Francisco's Visitacion Valley, ROCK's mission is to nurture the healthy development of children by listening attentively to their needs and providing opportunities to those who might not otherwise have access to resources such as after-school sports programming and academic tutoring support.

 

MINIMIZING PATIENT RADIATION EXPOSURE

Sequoia Hospital, Redwood City

Health care workers who use radiation have more than twice the incidence of cancer. Neurosurgeon Stephen Ryu presents cutting-edge technology that will significantly reduce radiation exposure and keep doctors and patients safer.

YES ON MEASURE V CAMPAIGN

Whitehurst/Mosher Co.

School districts throughout California are reaching out to voters via social media for support in passing ballot measures to supplement district funding. This was a part of a video series for social media which included parents, teachers and community members voicing their support for such a measure.

 

ADVANCED ORTHOPEDIC CARE

Through a patient's eyes

Dignity Health's Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz offers high-quality orthopedic care rivaling that of any hospital and wanted folks to know about it straight from the source: their patients, such as this one recounting her experience with double knee replacement surgery.

MODEL LESSON BEST PRACTICES

Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative

The Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative (SVMI) is a comprehensive effort to improve mathematics instruction and student learning. The Initiative is based on high performance expectations, ongoing professional development, examining student work, and improved math instruction. Model lessons along with pre lesson discussion and post lesson debrief are taped and edited and made available for ongoing professional development.

PATIENT PRINCIPLES LAUNCH

Dignity Health Hospitals

Dignity Health staged an employee event to reinforce their patient experience behaviors. This video celebrated the commitment of employees and reinforced organizational values and expectations.

 

ENROLLMENT RECRUITMENT

Oakland Military Institute

Oakland Military Institute College Preparatory Academy was founded by Governor Jerry Brown to offer Oakland students an avenue to college. OMI sends over ninety percent of students to a four-year college or university and wanted to get the word out to prospective students and potential donors: OMI offers a private school education at a public school.

MISSION HIGH SKATE CLUB

Mission High School SF

A series of videos profiled the student wellness program operating in San Francisco High Schools. Part of Mission High School's program includes the Skate Club. Students who might otherwise not have engaged decided to come to school when they knew they could skate with friends.

SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN SPOT

Leaving an impression

Social media is changing the rules of media. This video came from a series of spots each just a few seconds in length. The idea was to leave an impression even as viewers quickly scroll through social media accounts.

 

MAZOR SPINE ROBOT

Saint Mary's Medical Center SF

St. Mary's Medical Center in San Francisco wanted to produce a video featuring state-of-the-art technology showcasing the Mazor Spine Robot. The resulting product was circulated via social media channels and eventually directed additional interest, and patients to St. Mary's.

TENMARKS

System tutorial

TenMarks is an educational software company owned by Amazon. Model lessons were taped and tutorials developed around program components and then posted online for clients using the company's Mathematics curriculum.

MATH IN COMMON

Lesson study

Ten school districts in California have been awarded significant support from the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation to help the transition to the Common Core State Standards for Math (CCSS-M) in grades K-8. These districts will become leaders in the statewide transition to the CCSS-M and participate in a learning community where they share plans, lessons learned, and tolls with other grantee districts and statewide.

 

Tools for educators

Inside Mathematics grew out of the Noyce Foundation’s Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative. SVMI is based on high performance expectations, ongoing professional development, examining student work, and improved math instruction. The initiative includes a formative and summative performance assessment system, pedagogical content coaching, and leadership training and networks. Coaches in SVMI learn strategies of re-engagement with students around mathematics assessments, and Public Lessons on re-engagement are featured here.

MISSION HIGH SCHOOL ASAP

Supporting student athletes

The Athletic Scholars Advancement Program (ASAP) is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to student athletes at Mission High School. ASAP creates and cultivates a college bound culture by providing access to summer college programs, one-on-one mentoring, individualized academic guidance and college counseling services.

EARLY LITERACY SUPPORT

Custom currciulum support

Mountain View Whisman school district wanted a tool to connect home support with developing readers. The resulting series of videos were produced and updated and distributed over ten years to support elementary-aged students. The series  expanded to include Mathematics skills. Initially, videos were sent home with students at conference time on DVD and later delivered online.

 

BIG LIFT TEACHER APPRECIATION

Teacher appreciation

The San Mateo County Big Lift convening need a big opening for its Spring kickoff event. This video expressing appreciation for the work Big Lift teachers do did the job.

LEADERSHIP PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS

Teacher recruitment

LeaderShip Public Charter High Schools wanted to recruit teachers to work in their network of schools. This video showcases why teachers work at LeaderShip and what new teachers can expect to find when considering working for LeaderShip Schools.

A SCHOOL-BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP

Community business supporting schools

When ER Taylor School's funding for a Healthy Start Pre School expired, a a local business stepped in to not only keep the program afloat, but to expand services to children and families. ER Taylor became a "blue-ribbon" school, one of only two in San Francisco Unified School District, with standardized test scores normally associated with high-income communities.

 

PACIFIC WEAVING CORPORATION

A family business

Pacific Weaving Corporation is an old-school textile manufacturing company. Pacific relies on looms built in the early 20th century as well as modern digital technology. The unique blend of manufacturing options positioned Pacific Weaving as a company worthy of a story; on video.

CALIFORNIA SCHOOL DASHBOARD

Exceptional Achievement

California Department of Education rolled out the School Dashboard with a series of social media videos in multiple languages to educate parents and community on the power of the State sanctioned online school assessment tool.

MEET GARY WADDELL

Candidate for Superintendent

Gary Waddell was a candidate for San Mateo County Superintendent of Schools. This video presents Gary's commitment to equity and access to learning for all students.

 

KINDERGARTEN READINESS

Silicon Valley Community Foundation

We partnered with First 5 and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation to create a video series for families beginning Kindergarten in San Mateo County. The videos paralleled a printed guide and featured students from several schools through San Mateo County.

EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE SURVEY

Dignity Health Hospitals

Dignity Health Northern California wanted a fun approach to introduce their employee experience survey. This video was shot on green screen in less than three hours and sent out to all employees. The survey response was near 100%,

THE READING BUG BOOKSTORE

Crowd sourcing

The Reading Bug is a family-owned independent book store and wanted to introduce a new service to send a monthly subscription pack to families.  The video drove significant traffic to the website and helped the subscription service take off in a big way.

 

MITRAL VALVE SURGERY

Important outcomes to consider

Important outcomes patients should consider before choosing a heart surgeon to perform mitral valve replacement or repair.

TEACHER PROFILE

Exceptional Achievement

insidemathematics.org is a teacher resource website funded by the Dana Center at the University of Texas, Austin. In addition to producing video for the website, this behind-the-scenes teacher profile was produced for the site.

WRITING BY DESIGN MARKETING

Perfect Execution

Writing By Design is a writing program. Education Consultants needed a testimonial video by experts in the field to market their product.

 

CALIFORNIA EDUCATION PARTNERS

A Real Success

California Education Partners initiates and coordinates collaboratives connecting over thirty school districts statewide. Collaboratives are data-driven and based on district needs and priorities and span a three-year cycle of inquiry.

ADVANCED HOSPITAL CARE

Open enrollment marketing

Dominican Hospital Santa Cruz presents patient stories of care received in their neighborhood hospital vs traveling "over the hill" to other hospitals.

YES ON V

Parcel tax campaign

School districts are increasingly relying on parcel tax measures to supplement funding. Social media spots get the word out to voters.

 

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