This course will support you as you integrate 21st Century Digital Storytelling pedagogy into a curriculum unit of study. While digital storytelling is often thought of as a literacy activity, it should also be seen as a way to demonstrate understanding in any content area. As the Common Core focuses more on informational texts, digital storytelling allows students an accessible means to present their learning.
This course is designed to introduce different ways students can share their learning through technology. Participants will reshape an existing lesson, or build a new one, to include these tools to enhance your teaching and/or your students’ learning. Activities include readings and/or videos, with periods for discussion and reflection. Using Backwards Design theory and a Constructivist approach, you will design a lesson that supports the curriculum by creating a digital storytelling project experience for your students.
|Audience||Classroom teachers and specialists, grades 2-12|
|Instructor||Donna Gath Criswell|
|Dates||March 27, 2020 – May 1, 2020 (breaking for April vacation)|
|Earn||12 hours of certificate of participation|
|MassCUE Member Cost||$150|
|Prerequisites||Basic computer and internet skills|
|Graduate Credit (Optional)||At the first class, participants may choose to register for 1 graduate credit through Worcester State University for an additional fee of $125. All participants, including those who do not opt for graduate credit, will receive a certificate documenting the number of course hours attended.|
Donna Gath Criswell
Donna Criswell has been and Instructional Technology Specialist for many years, most recently for the Sudbury K-8 district. Donna believes that putting the tools into the hands of both teachers AND students, letting them learn through play, is key to ensuring successful and seamless integration and adoption. Donna has presented at numerous conferences throughout the area. She provides professional development for the EDCO Collaborative and Framingham State University. She was invited to participate in Intel’s “Teach for America”, Teach Advanced Online seminar in the UK in 2012 and was a teacher leader for the Massachusetts New Literacies Institute in 2010 and 2011.
Module 1: In this session, an overview of ‘digital storytelling’ is presented. Daniel Pink’s “A Whole New Mind” will be discussed and reflected upon.
Module 2: In this session participants will explore digital storytelling in the classroom, its connection to the Common Core, and how it can impact a student’s ability to show what they know and understand.
Module 3: This session will have participants digging deeper into digital storytelling in the classroom, providing tips for creating a successful lesson that integrates digital storytelling, and exploring digital comic tools for demonstrating understanding.
Module 4: In this Module you will learn about ‘digital storytelling’ apps! You will not only learn about a wide range of apps but will be able to search for tools and resources by learning goal and by mobile device.
K-2.DTC.b.1 Collaboratively use digital tools and media resources to communicate key ideas and details in a way that informs, persuades, and/or entertains.
K-2.DTC.b.2 Use a variety of digital tools to exchange information and feedback with teachers.
K-2.DTC.b.3 Use a variety of digital tools to present information to others.
3-5.DTC.b.1 Communicate key ideas and details individually or collaboratively in a way that informs, persuades, and/or entertains using digital tools and media-rich resources.
3-5.DTC.b.2 Collaborate through online digital tools under teacher supervision.
6-8.DTC.b.1 Communicate and publish key ideas and details individually or collaboratively in a way that informs, persuades, and/or entertains using a variety of digital tools and media-rich resources.
6-8.DTC.b.2 Collaborate synchronously and asynchronously through online digital tools.
6-8.DTC.b.3 Demonstrate ability to communicate appropriately through various online tools (e.g., email, social media, texting, blog comments).
9-12.DTC.b.1 Communicate and publish key ideas and details to a variety of audiences using digital tools and media-rich resources.
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Let Me Show You What I Know: Putting Technology into the Hands of Students
March 27, 2020 – May 1, 2020
Four online weekly sessions
Registration Deadline: March 25, 2020Register Now