Welcome to the Innovative Video in Education Program or "iVIE". iVIE is a K-12 student video festival held by the San Diego County Office of Education. The main purpose of iVIE is to encourage and reward teachers who utilize video as a project based learning tool in their classroom, and students who use film and visual literacy to demonstrate their understanding of classroom concepts. All videos submitted to iVIE are created for prompts that integrate the California Common Core State Standards or Content Standards.
Since 2001, iVIE has grown into a major video competition. In 2012, there were 390 video submissions from 120 teachers, 73 Schools, 23 Districts and a handful of private schools, involving approximately 3,000 students. Submitted videos are judged by media professionals and educators. iVIE Award winners receive great prizes like Sony HD cameras!
The best videos are also nominated to be shown at iVIE's featured events: the iVIE Festival and the iVIE Awards. The iVIE Festival is an one day event where all nominated videos are shown in a local San Diego movie theater. Last year the Festival was held at the Digiplex Cinema in Mission Valley. The iVIE Awards is an Oscar-style awards ceremony held at the San Diego Civic Theatre in downtown San Diego complete with a red carpet entrance and a limousine for the kids to walk out of, only to be faced by the paparazzi (their parents taking pictures). The awards event draws 1,000 participants and media attention from the community.
All iVIE nominated videos are shown on ITV Cable 16 in a series called "The Best of iVIE" and are also available on Time Warner's On Demand channel.