Workshop Toolkit

Filmmaker's Note

How To Use the Toolkit

Effective Use of the Film

Schools and Nonprofits

Young Women




Action Toolkit

Workshop Toolkit
Evaluation Tools

a project of Media Working Group


Workshop Toolkit



Media Working Group

is a non-profit media education, production, and development organization providing an organizational framework for artists and media educators to conduct diverse multi-disciplinary work in media culture. It is a hybrid of a media arts center, media institute, arts incubator, and artist network. MWG is designed to stimulate and support the creation of video, film, and web-based media. Its training and education are designed to encourage critical understanding of the artistic, social and cultural impact of the media.


Media Working Group documentaries and feature films have enjoyed national and international attention and distribution on BBC 2, BBC World Services, WNET-NY, POV, The Discovery/Learning Channel, national and regional PBS.


Active Voice

is a team of strategic communication specialists who put powerful media to work for personal and institutional change in communities, workplaces and campuses across America. Through practical guides, hands-on workshops, stimulating events and key partnerships nationwide, Active Voice moves people from thought to action. By highlighting compelling personal stories and perspectives seldom found in mainstream media, Active Voice offers a much-needed outlet for people across America to speak out, listen up and take the initiative for positive change.


action toolkit credits



Britt Wahlin, Active Voice Consultant



Jennifer Cecil Moore, Active Voice Consultant



Randall Wright, Media Working Group


the gender chip project production team


Producer and Director

Helen DeMichiel


Executive Producer

Jean Donohue and Fred Johnson, Media Working Group


the gender chip project curriculum team\

Samuel D. Henry, Ed. D. Portland State University, Portland, Oregon


Wendi Laurence, M.A. Portland State University, Portland, Oregon


project funders

National Science Foundation


Ohio State University’s Wexner Center for the Arts Media Program


Ohio State University Offices of Academic Affairs & Student Affairs


Ohio Arts Council


Media Working Group


pilot workshop partners


Hughes Center High School for Teaching and Technology


Puget Sound Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology

Raytheon Company

University of North Texas

University of Wisconsin System Women and Science Program


© Media Working Group and Helen DeMichiel 2005.


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