Gran Canaria will host the presentation of the short films made within the framework of the Animayo Educational System 2019 project. An initiative that brings together teachers and students from 42 schools in the Canary Islands.
The presentation will take place this Wednesday, October 2 at the Teatro Guiniguada in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria at 7:00 p.m. The event, free of charge and free entry until capacity is completed, will be presented by the project director Damián Perea who will show a selection of finished works, – surprising many of them – as well as work in progress and videos on the training.
Since last February and until July, forty-two schools in the Canary Islands, ninety-five teachers and a thousand students have participated in the development of the project.
The Animayo Educational System is a project encompassed in Animayo, «Qualifying Festival» by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the Oscar Awards, which allows participating educational centers to see their creativity and effort promoted by creating animation short films which will be screened in countries such as Los Angeles, Lisbon, Prague or Chicago in addition to Spain, with the only qualifying Spanish animation festival of the Óscar®.
This face-to-face and online training program uses the creation of an animation work and the pre-production, production and post-production tasks as a method to work on creativity and talent, teamwork, key competencies, digital skills, technological skills, multiple intelligences and social values.
In addition, the project incorporates a broad curricular anchor that makes possible its integration into the annual educational plans and guarantees teachers the continuous updating and improvement of their professional qualification for teaching, contributing, from audiovisual training, to the achievement of the objectives set in the framework of the Global Plan for school success of the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands.
This educational initiative, directed by Animayo, has the collaboration of the Social Work "La Caixa" and the CajaCanarias Foundation, sponsored in turn by the Directorate General for Educational Planning, Innovation and Promotion of the Ministry of Education and Government Universities of the Canary Islands.
In the execution of the project, primary, secondary, high school and bachelor's education centers are involved. In turn, the project is linked to the Compensatory Classrooms Program for mobile learning that seeks to provide computer and educational material to disadvantaged centers and areas of the Canary Islands in order to reduce the digital divide induced by existing inequalities, totaling nine participating compensatory classroom centers.