Welcome to Cycle 7 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Make it Meaningful!
“The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.” – Ferdinand Foch
Goal: Introduce a project or event you created based on your passion and vision.
Accomplish this goal: Create a short video or graphic introducing us to a project you are passionate about. Go a step further and have your students design social media videos and graphics introducing us to their passion and projects where they need support. Design social media graphics on Canva (opens in new tab), use a video editing tool like Blender, or you can hire someone to make a video for you cheaply using Fiverr (opens in new tab).
In Chapter 20: Spread Your Message of The 30 Goals Challenge (opens in new tab), I share ideas on how to craft a powerful message about your passion and spread your passion through social media.
I have quite a few passion projects I organize for teachers and social media is a key. I helped begin Edchat in 2009 and created this video for it. Edchat impacts millions and I even received a Bammy Award for this Twitter chat, which sparked over 400 Twitter chats.
The 30 Challenge was founded in 2010 and below are videos associated with it. This was a video I created about 3 years ago with a simple editor and not in the best quality but still over thousands of educators have viewed it.
This is a recent high quality video about The 30 Goals Challenge. Thank you to Bob Greenberg of The Brainwaves Video Anthology for this hi-definition and short video interview.
The latest project I have founded is Edspeakers, to help spread diverse voices at education conferences, on podcasts, for trainings, and consulting. The incredible board members include Rusul Alrubail, Philip Cummings, William Jeffery, Valerie Lewis, Jaison Oliver, Sarah Thomas, and Michael Benavides. Below is a video created by board member, William Jeffery.
6 Tips to Keep in Mind When Crafting Your Message
Here are some tips to keep in mind for spreading any type of message.
- Remember your audience
- Appeal to the senses
- Make an emotional connection
- Share a powerful story
- Craft your message according to the medium
- Convey Your Passion
- Canva Design School (opens in new tab) has various resources to help you learn about graphic design.
- Blender is free open software for creating awesome video intros.
- 5 Tips for Creating a Rock Star Video Introduction
Earn a badge for completing this goal!
New to The 30 Goals Challenge? Each year, teachers worldwide aim to accomplish 1 to 30 goals that transform their teaching. Join the movement by accomplishing any goal from any of the cycles then letting us know through a blog reflection or status update on our Facebook community or on Twitter,@30GoalsEdu . At our official site, 30Goals.com, find all the goals, participant reflections, badges, and get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers: Small Steps to Transform Your Classroom (opens in new tab) workbook.
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Shelly Terrell is an education consultant, technology trainer, and author. Read more at teacherrebootcamp.com.