Jury Coordination and Notes

Archive for December, 2008

You are invited to participate in KIDS FIRST! new juror training program… and it’s free!

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

KIDS FIRST! needs your help to roll out it’s new juror training program. Part web-based, part interactive seminar, it can all be done from your home. For the first 50 people who sign up for these trial classes, the $40 training fee will be waived. The training is open to everyone, but you will need access to a group of at least 5 children in a particular age group to become an active KIDS FIRST! Juror.

Download the Registration Form and email it to jury@kidsfirst.org or or fax to 505-986-8477. Visit our website for more specific information about becoming a juror.

Sign up by Thursday, January 1, to ensure a space in our next classes.You will be signing up for 2 classes, part 1 the first week and part 2the second. You need to be able to attend both phone sessions, or contact me for special arrangements.

Dates for the classes are as follows:

Week 1 - 1/8/09 - Thursday 2 p.m. EST; 1/8/09 - Thursday 8 p.m. EST; 1/10/09 - Saturday 4 p.m. EST

Week 2 - 1/15/09 - Thursday 2 p.m. EST; 1/15/09 - Thursday 8 p.m. EST; 1/17/09 - Saturday 4 p.m. EST

Here’s how you can get started:

STEP 1: Request a registration form. Please complete and return the form by email, fax or mail no later than January 1, 2009.

STEP 2: You will receive a confirmation by email, with instructions.

STEP 3: Call in to our class using the instructions sent by email. YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE ACCESS TO A PHONE AND A COMPUTER, OR A COMPUTER WITH HEADPHONES AND MICROPHONE, TO ATTEND THE CLASS.

Space is limited; so don’t delay! If you have any questions, email me at jury@kidsfirst.org

There’s never been a better time to join our Jury.

Monday, December 1st, 2008

Are you concerned about what kids watch on TV? At the movies? On DVD? In videogames? You can help kids become more media savvy and better communicators, while having lots of fun, by starting your own Junior Film Critics Club at your school, youth group or at home.

And now, it just got easier to become a trained Juror. And it’s FREE!

KIDS FIRST! needs your help to roll out our new training program. Part web-based, part interactive seminar, it can all be done from your home. For the first 50 people who sign up for our trial classes, the $40 training fee will be waived.

Sign up by Wednesday, December 10, 2008, to ensure a space in our next class.

Here’s how you can get started:

STEP 1: Go online and fill out our juror application form.

STEP 2: You will receive a confirmation by email, giving you a choice of 3 different dates and times for the class.

STEP 3: RSVP for the specific class you would like to attend.

STEP 4: Review our online training manual.

STEP 5: Call in to our class at GoToMeetings using the instructions sent by email. YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE ACCESS TO A PHONE AND A COMPUTER OR A COMPUTER WITH HEADPHONES AND MICROPHONE TO ACCESS THE ONLINE CLASS.

In this class you will learn to rate and evaluate media using the KIDS FIRST! criteria and learn how to conduct an evaluation with a group of children. The training is open to everyone, but you will need access to a group of at least 5 children in a particular age group for your jury or Junior Film Critics Club.

Space is limited; so don’t delay! If you have any questions, email me, Lauren Longworth, Jury Manager, at jury@kidsfirst.org

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