EDUCATIONAL USES OF YOUNG HEMINGWAY
The documentary, Young Hemingway: Finding His Muse in Northern Michigan, is being videotaped to HD broadcast television standards, but its long-term markets will be schools, colleges and universities that teach 20th century American literature. Contemporary Learning Systems plans to edit the 60-minute documentary into four "classroom-friendly" video modules and distribute them via DVDs and the internet. Public television stations throughout the U.S. will be offered the right to air the program and to distribute it via the schools in their viewing area.
An online course of study about the influence of Hemingway's Michigan experiences in his novels and stories is also anticipated by Project Director George Colburn, a historian with extensive experience in the media education field (http://www.starbrightmc.com/info.htm). He is being assisted in this undertaking by Dr. Dale Herder, the former Provost of Lansing Community College.
Jane Garver, M.Ed., serves the project as the consultant on classroom uses of the documentary (and all of the HD footage taped for the project). She has been a key member of the project since its beginning in early 2012, serving as the assistant to Executive Producer George Colburn until October, 2014. For the past 20 years, she has been a teacher at Charlevoix Public Schools, serving as Chair of the Curriculum Development Team, a member of the School Improvement Team, and the middle school English Department Chair. She has recently joined a state-wide initiative as a technology coach for fellow educators. In the summer she volunteers at the Little Traverse Historical Museum and serves as a member of the Little Traverse Historical Society Board.