Your goals as facilitator:

First hour:

Most important is to help them be very clear about the kind of question they’ll be asking and what kinds of data might they look at. Come up with a rough timeline for getting the thing done.

The process:

  • Invite introductions
  • Why I’m here and why I care
  • Skills check in: what I can contribute


Friday, Sept. 27

10:30 intros; why I’m here; what you would like to get out of this; skills/expertise check in

11:00 – 12:30 decide on your focus: Learning outcome: how can you help other students to be better equipped to participate in conversations about immigration? What would they need to know? Go over proposed schedule and assignments. Create a team google doc, then divide up your team so that people begin to research and share info from the data sets and resources to the team google doc

12:30 – 1:00 get lunch

1:00 – 2 Research your topic: Some may work with large data sets to answer questions. Others may look at existing reports. If you need help, consult the floaters about what data might be available and how to locate it. 

2:00: DEADLINE: have your focus question/thesis statement/elevator pitch: what is your project’s one liner?

2:00 – 3:45 get a draft script written or infographic sketched; do more research to ensure that you have at least ONE statistic you will quote; refine your focus question

4:00 – 6:00 attend the community roundtable; hear insights from the experts and pitch your idea; get insights on how it could be used and by whom; what needs to be included in your work

6:00 – 6:30 network/social time; video/audio equipment available for interviewing experts and others

6:30 – 7:30 dinner and interviewing continues

7:30 – Adjust/refine your focus question and finalize your script or infographic draft; fact check and grammar check; begin to work on the final product (those not doing the production work can be assigned to locate and curate additional links supporting your project, esp within the archive of the journalist’s organization)

Saturday, Sept. 28

7:00-9:00  AM – breakfast for early morning workers; check in with floaters about your progress; get assistance

9:00 DEADLINE: begin final production work now if you have not started already. Those not doing the production work can be assigned to locate and curate additional links supporting your project, esp within the archive of the journalist’s organization (e.g. create embedded links) dand can begin to design a landing page, plan social media campaign, and work on SEO.

9:00 –  Recruit new members from Saturday only participants if some of your team members are not able to be with you today. If you have a person with video editing expertise on your team, consider taking a field trip to do on-the-street interviews, but be sure to leave time to edit!

12:00 lunch break, AAC 290; DEADLINE: quick check in among teams to report on your progress and see how your project relates to that of other teams for widest collective impact (elect one person from your team to be reporter/collector of info)

1:00 – 4:45 final wrapping of project: what does your multimedia producer need to help them complete this project? If you are not directly involved in the production at this point, consider what can you do to support this project’s distribution: connect to other social media sites and online materials (SEO optimization), update Wikipedia pages that relate to what you’ve learned, prepare email to leaders of organizations that might want to link to your project, share your project with others to check presentation.

4:45 some of your team members will want to go to HRTM to prepare a poster for the presentation

5:00 DEADLINE: get the final project to Ethan Crawford and the Migrahack Media Team for uploading

Some examples of what you could do:

What is an explainer video:

Explainer for DACA:

Explainer for detainers:

Moovly tutorial:

Copyright free music:

powerpoint graphics tutorial:


Copyright Information:

Copyright free images: