Frequently Asked Questions

#EmanuelInspirations is the centerpiece of a Strategic Communications Plan to help the district connect with all stakeholders. Market research proves that the public wants to know what’s going on in our classrooms, not just what’s going on in the boardroom. This campaign is designed to improve employee morale by giving them an outlet to showcase their talent and results. #EmanuelInspirations will allow parents and community members to see inside their children’s classrooms even though they are not present.

District employees and students will shoot and upload short videos (2
min. max) that share a lesson plan, a testimonial or activity in one of our schools.

After a quick review to ensure appropriate content, the
videos will be disseminated through a variety of social media, email
and presentations, and then displayed in the Video Gallery page so
parents, community members and staff can view them on their own
time and filter them by school.

The Submit a Video page accepts video submissions via upload or
video links. Uploaded videos must be under 64MB. If they are larger
than that, upload to YouTube and insert the link. A thumbnail image is
also required for all uploaded videos. The accepted file types for
uploads are mp4, m4v, webm, ogv, wmv, flv. If you use a different
format, you must first convert it to one of these formats. If your video
is uploaded to Youtube, it can be any format, and YouTube also has
easy tools to add captions to your video. This is the preferred

A member of the District’s management team will manage the campaign and review each video. Administrators, teachers, students and support personnel all contribute by promoting the campaign, finding real-life “stories,” shooting the video “facebook quality” and submitting videos to#EmanuelInspirations for review.

All district employees and students are encouraged to “tell your story”
about what you taught or what you learned. Anyone can do it. Just
look at your facebook page to see how stories are being
communicated every day. Amateur videos are everywhere. A great
video doesn’t require full production with lights, camera and editing
software. You just need you to tell your story in less than 2 minutes.
Here are some simple guidelines to participate:

  •  Use cell phone, tablet or video camera.
  • Capture good sound by getting close or using microphone.
  • Shoot close up rather than zoom. Show faces and activities.
  • Use the exposure/focus lock so it’s automatically set, if available.
  • Use a tripod, when practical, to minimize jitter.
  • Tell a story in less than two minutes by limiting content.
  • Use editing software or just shoot and send a one-take video.
  • Shoot horizontal video (sideways shots), if possible.
  • Students may participate, but only under adult supervision.
  • Make sure “opt out” students are not filmed.

Find more tips CLICK HERE:

  1. Click on the  Submit A Video tab.
  2. Register with your staff email and answer confirmation email. This
    ensures that only District staff may submit videos.
  3. Log-in with your new password.
  4. Follow instructions to submit your video. You may upload your video
    if it’s under 64MB. The accepted file types for uploads are mp4, m4v,
    webm, ogv, wmv, flv. If you use a different format, you must first
    convert it to one of these formats. If you upload your video, you must
    also submit an image that is used as a thumbnail in the Video Gallery.
    If your video is larger than 64MB, or if you use a different format, you
    may upload to YouTube and insert the link on the Submit A Video
    page. This is the preferred method. YouTube also has easy tools to
    add captions to your video. See question below if you need
    instructions to upload on YouTube.
  5. Wait for approval. Videos are not seen in the Video Gallery until
    they are approved. You will be notified via email.
  6. Disseminate through multiple channels. You may put a link to the
    Video Gallery in an email, social media post or website to push
    people to the site.
  1. Go to . If you or your school has a YouTube
    channel, sign in.
  2. At the top of the page, click Upload .
  3. Select Upload video.
  4. Before you start uploading the video, you can choose the  video
    privacy settings . Select public or unlisted.
  5. Select the video you’d like to upload from your computer. You
    can also import a video from Google Photos.
  6. As the video is uploading, you can edit both the basic
    information and the advanced settings of the video.
  7. Click Publish to finish uploading a public video to YouTube. If
    you set the video privacy setting to Unlisted, click Share to
    privately share your video.
  8. Navigate back to the Submit A Video tab in the main menu.
  9. Log-in with your username and password.
  10. Copy the YouTube website with your video and paste it into the
    appropriate box on the Submit A Video page.
  11. Wait for administrator approval and then disseminate the link to
    the Video.